Frolic is a suite of early childhood resources that help caregivers at home and at church support children as they take their first steps in faith. Frolic is built on the belief that early childhood is a crucial time for human development and a foundational time for faith development. Research has shown that what kids learn about faith during their early years while shape how they understand God, themselves, and the world for the rest of their lives.
Dawn Rundman holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and is currently Director of Product Development at sparkhouse, a publisher of resources that spark new life in Christian communities. Dawn speaks at events and in congregations about the thrilling intersection of faith and neuroscience, especially during the early childhood years. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband/prom date Jonathan and their two children Paavo and Svea.
Frolic books feature five charming animal characters. Kids love them, and you will too.
Flighty, silly, and not particularly reliable, Uri is the youngest of the bunch. She is just learning to speak and doesn't always fully comprehend what the others say, which sometimes leads to confusion when she serves as gopher or messenger for everyone. Though she is small, Uri has the biggest heart and will do anything for her friends.
Rufus was the runt of his litter and never quite got over it. His efforts to prove himself as a tough and militant watchdog get overshadowed by the oversized chip on his undersized shoulder. But at his core, Rufus is simply a playful puppy, who is loyal and eager to please, and sometimes gets tricked into chasing his tail.
Jo is always up for an adventure, always has a plan, and always has his own agenda. Jo is also always hungry, which frequently consumes him and leads to trouble: if it even remotely looks edible, he'll eat it! He is clever and intuitive and able to easily identify the mistakes of others--but is regularly blind to his own.
Ava's genuine curiosity and thirst for adventure are mixed with healthy dollops of optimism and naivete. This frequently leads to sticky situations for her and her friends. Ava often doesn't have a solid grasp on the gravity of a given predicament, having fallen in love with the story in her head and how she envisions things will play out rather than the truth of the moment.
Hal is the thoughtful one of the group, and the most cautious. While at times overly sensitive, his strong connection to his feelings provides ample amounts of insights and empathy. Hal is able to see the forest for the trees, and regularly has wisdom to offer, which all too often falls upon deaf ears.
Frolic books are designed to support the development of faith in children ages 0-5. Each delightful book melds child development principles and faith concepts to help little ones grasp these concepts just as they are developmentally ready for them.
Each newsletter includes expert information about your child’s development, practical tips on how and when to incorporate faith into your little one’s daily life, meaningful ways you can celebrate each season and holiday with your child, and more!
Sparkhouse Digital's Early Childhood Age Group helps churches support families with young children as they take their first steps in faith.
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