We began our day seated at a round table with several blocks and other kid items on it. As the the training progressed, we utilized these objects to discuss key concepts about teaching children about Jesus. We learned about how to use learning styles to engage children with the lessons. We also discussed how to outreach to those families who have children with specific needs.
Later in the day, we focused especially on the baby and beginners age (1-3 year old). We reviewed the curriculum by going through it with the trainers. That meant we sang songs, listened to bible stories, and experienced what it would be like to run a sabbath school class with the new curriculum.
What I took away from the training is this...we have some amazing material coming our way to work with our children. And I look forward to sharing this with more people in our Alaska Conference and my local church.