“The Primary is an organized program of religious instruction and activity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for children from eighteen months of age until their twelfth birthdays. Its purpose is to teach children the gospel of Jesus Christ and help them learn to live it” (Encyclopedia of Mormonism , 3:1146).
To continue reading about the history and purpose of Primary, see the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, a joint product of Brigham Young University and Macmillan Publishing Company. (Its contents do not necessarily represent the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.)
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