New Nursery Manual Helps Increase Focus on Teaching and Learning

    “New Nursery Manual Helps Increase Focus on Teaching and Learning,” Liahona, Sept. 2008, N6

    New Nursery Manual Helps Increase Focus on Teaching and Learning

    A bright new lesson manual will soon be making its way to nursery classrooms throughout the Church.

    The manual, Behold Your Little Ones, contains 30 lessons focused on gospel doctrine and is specifically designed for nursery classes.

    Previously, nursery teachers were instructed to adapt lessons from the Primary 1 manual used for the three-year-old Primary class. This new resource allows teachers to offer a lesson better suited for children from 18 months through 3 years old.

    Each lesson includes a color photograph as well as a line drawing that can be copied or traced to help reinforce the principles taught in the lesson. Suggestions for using the visuals, teaching tips, and optional activities are included in every lesson.

    Designed with flexibility, the resource offers room for teachers to present the lessons in any order or use consecutive weeks to emphasize a principle not easily understood by this age group.

    With topics such as “I Can Pray to Heavenly Father” or “My Family Can Be Together Forever,” these lessons can help build a foundation of understanding in any setting and can also be used by parents as a tool for teaching in the home.

    “We are so pleased to have this new nursery manual,” says Cheryl C. Lant, Primary general president. “It has been created for the children, for their spiritual development, and for their social experience. It will be equally valuable in the hands of nursery leaders and parents.”

    Behold Your Little Ones will be available in 27 languages by the end of 2008 and will be distributed to local priesthood leaders. It will also be available through Church distribution at

    Behold Your Little Ones is a new manual specifically for Primary children in nursery.