1277 promotes resources that:
- Articulate and encourage good practice within toddler groups and churches.
- Raise awareness of effective strategies for confident parenting.
- Raise awareness of effective strategies for developing spirituality and faith for toddlers and parents/carers.
- 1277 Newsletters
Issue 1 Summer 2015
Let's celebrate toddler groups
Anrheg Nadolig Ted Mawr
A downloadable pack to help you run a Welsh-language Christmas event for pre-school children. There's a story script for you to read aloud with an accompanying pictures or powerpoint. There is also a craft idea and colouring sheet.
Big Ted's Christmas Gift
A downloadable pack to help you run a Christmas event for pre-school children. There's a story script for you to read aloud with an accompanying pictures or powerpoint. There is also a craft idea and colouring sheet.
The Big Red Book
25 complete multi-purpose sessions for pre-school groups including 10 sessions on 'Christmas is coming' and two musical Nativity plays in the back which could be used for Christmas Special Events including pram services.
Tiddlywinks Christmas Service
A free downloadable musical Christmas nativity service for pre-school children including script, parent's song-sheet and angel card template.
Who Let the Dads Out? Christmas Celebration
A 32 page gift-booklet to inspire dads to share the real story of Christmas with their children as they eat, play, talk and walk together.
A team training day looking at the basics of setting up and running an excellent church-based toddler group.
A team training day looking at the missional opportunities in toddler groups and offering practical ways to help you to make the most of yours.
An annual national day conference to equip and encourage church-based toddler group leaders.
The Children's and Family Ministry Conference
An annual national weekend conference covering all aspects of children's and family ministry.
Tiddlywinks Big Yellow Book
Tiddlywinks: The Big Yellow Book - 25 multi-purpose outlines for pre-school groups
- Ideas for song times
Website with free lyrics for over 2000 children's nursery rhymes and songs.
A website with lots of ideas for music and songs
Julia Plaut is a classical musician, song-writer and mother of three who speaks regularly at the Children's and Family Ministry Conference.
Website with free lyrics and backing music for hundreds of children's songs.
Mother Goose Club
Website with free lyrics, video clips and sheet music for nearly 100 of the best known nursery rhymes.
Sing and Say
A book of rhymes and songs to not only amuse children but also help them learn the Bible.
This Little Puffin
A book of nursery rhymes, songs and games for young children.
- Ideas for toddler crafts
A website selling craft materials. Their products are designed to inspire you.
Parent Toddler Groups Together
A Facebook Group for Parent and Toddler Group leaders with an ever-expanding gallery of photographs of toddler crafts.
- June, the Month of Prayer
1277 'Let's get praying' leaflet
Ideas to help you run an event to pray for your toddler group.
1277 powerpoint of prayers for Church-based Toddler Groups
A powerpoint presentation containing information about 1277 and some short prayers for church-based toddler groups.
1277 Prayer Cards
Produced by 1277 for the National Month of Prayer and based on the Lord's Prayer, these attractive prayer cards can be downloaded and printed off to remind people to pray for your toddler group.
Beeches Toddler Group - How they used the National Day of Prayer
An article by Pippa James explaining how she got her church praying for the toddler group families and leaders.
Duplo Prayers for Toddler Groups
A visual and interactive way to get groups of people praying for your toddler group.
Prayer Month Poster
Use this poster to highlight the National Month of Prayer in your churches
Prayer Tree using Handprints
A creative way to visually demonstrate how many families are involved in your toddler group.
Toddler Group photo display
"A picture is worth a thousand words", they say. Show your church who they are praying for when they pray for your toddler group with a lovely display of photos.
This leaflet shares the value of prayer networks and connecting with other toddler group leaders.
Children in Church Blog
Read this if you struggle with young children in church!
Overview of Parenting Courses available
An Overview of different parenting courses available.
A leaflet about 1277, who we are and what we do.
A simple action prayer for children.
No words are necessary for this body prayer.
Family Tree Prayer
Help children to remember to pray for all their family members with this simple craft.
Celebrate the fact that Jesus died for us all individually with this cross of fingerprints.
Flame: Creative Children's Ministry
This blog has over 100 creative prayer ideas for use with children.
A creative way to get children praying.
- Pre-school Sunday School material
The Big Red Book
25 complete multi-purpose sessions for pre-school groups. Topics covered in the Red Book are: Christmas is coming, People we meet, Stories Jesus told and God gives us food.
- Running a group
Parent Toddler Groups Together
A Facebook group for Parent and Toddler group leaders.
A website, newsletter and conference to equip and encourage church-based toddler group leaders.
An eight-week course of refreshment and pampering looking at issues women face today, from a Christian perspective. Written by the evangelist Leesa Barton, this is a 'pre-Alpha' course which you could run for your toddler group mums.
- Setting up a group
Preschool Learning Alliance
The Alliance supports organisations who are working with pre-school children in England. Predominantly these are nurseries, however, they also offer advice to childminders and toddler groups.
The Good Practice Guide for Parent and Toddler groups
If you are considering starting up a parent and toddler group then this booklet is a great starting point.
- Spirituality and Faith
The Mothers Union website which has lots of ideas for families to do together.
Flame; Creative Kids Blogspot
A great website full of great ideas for prayer and craft with children
A great website with ideas for activities and prayers to use at home or with groups.
Going For Growth
A website full of ideas for nurturing Faith, of worship ideas and much more
National Survey of Church Social Action
A new survey of national church social action work.
Parable Fun for Little Ones
A book of 10 session plans for under fives based on the well-known parables of Jesus.
Ready Teddy God
Six sessions of activities based on Teddy Horsley stories for pre-school children.
Spiritual Child Network
A great website with ideas for nurturing children's spirituality
5 sessions of spiritual nurture for babies and their parents
Under Fives - Alive!
A book of ideas and resources to use in sessions to help pre-school children learn about God, starting with their own experiences.
Under Fives - Alive and Kicking!
A book of ideas and resources to use in sessions with under fives in churches, holiday and after-school clubs, primary school assemblies or at home.
Wonderfully made is a DVD-based course for new mums. Its 7 sessions will help them get to grips with the challenges that come with caring for young children, like tiredness and relationship stress, and also discover how faith can help them in their parenting adventure.
A four session training course for toddler group leaders available as a free download from the Scripture Union website.
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