Studies have shown that an infant’s learning begins in the womb through what the mother exposes the baby to, whether it is dietary, sound waves, emotional responses, and more.
For example, the term “cry-baby” is a common expression for a child or adolescent who is always crying and whimpering for any and every reason. Growing up, I would hear women referring to their young adolescent child as a cry-baby or emotionally unstable, then they would follow-up by giving reason or an excuse of why the child is this way. The excuse would usually be as a result of the mother crying a lot during pregnancy or having a very difficult emotional situation while pregnant with the baby which transferred to the baby’s emotional DNA. After hearing statements like that, as well as others, regarding taste preference or things of that nature, the conclusion regarding a baby’s habits are learned as early as in the womb seemed fair to me.
Speaking to the baby while he is in the womb would seem to be beneficial; tell him who he is, and what it meant to be an Israelite, when our covenant began, where to find our laws and traditions, as well as why we must keep God’s laws. Naturally, it would not be advantageous to give your womb-bound infant a two hour precept-upon-precept bible lesson; however, whenever you are briefly talking to your stomach or singing to it, keep the focus on God’s (Yahawah’s) ordinances.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
When I was pregnant with my sons, sitting in the front row of bible studies, Sabbaths, and feasts, where the teaching and ministering sounds were the loudest, gave me comfort in knowing my baby is picking up these consistent sound waves and will be attracted to brothers teaching once out of the womb. It worked! My infants were not startled or cranky when they heard the powerful voices of men teaching the Most High God’s word in the powerful way they teach it.
Another way to expose your infant to the basics is by rubbing your belly and singing a real baby bible song, one that he will be taught once out of the womb. Below are lyrics to a Hebrew Israelite baby song, feel free to sing it at your own tempo and octave:
“1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12; 12 tribes of Israel. We will go back to reverence our father and love him. 12 tribes of Israel.” (Repeat)
The above song is teaching an aspect of who Israel is and what it means to be an Israelite. Here is another one:
“The covenant, the covenant, the covenant is Israel’s. The covenant, it binds our love, to the Most High God, and no one else.”
Once the baby reaches 10 to 12 months and begins to say first words, it’s time to show them and iterate Hebrew Israelite words which evolve around the basics. Here are some starter flash cards:
Also, from the age of 12 months to adolescent, it is important to show your excitement and zeal when teaching them about the Most High God. It will root in them that serving the Most High God is a wonderful, not grievous, thing. And when it is time for them to praise him, they will do it with joy. And your reflection within them will be graceful and glorious. Here is an inspirational audio:
Between the ages of 3 and 4 years old your child should be able to hold small conversations with you and listen to audio or even watch visual breakdown lessons. Now days, in the on-demand digital world, they can even listen and watch on tablets while on road trips. Here are a few examples that may give you ideas on how to teach your children 3 and up.
Books of the Bible Jingle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5lxCAEPcfc
Ancient Hebrew Alphabet Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkCsSku048k
Memorial of Trumpets Lesson 5yrs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xtY0Gg1nU0
Feast of Tabernacles Song: TabernaclesSong
They could use some professional digital mastering and if you are able to create professional material I encourage you to do so; however, teaching the laws to our children is the main goal and here are some resources in which you can find content to create flashcards, worksheets, lesson slideshows, presentations, etc.:
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I hope this article has given you an idea of where to get started teaching your baby and young children. If you have any questions, comments, additional resources, or ideas, please leave them in the below comment section.
In Addition, you may want to check out a few articles regarding the subliminal lessons we teach our children: