Images fixed on whiteboard
Because today’s children are immersed in a media bath (television, music, games. This constant “background noise” leads to difficulties in listening to the spoken message. Let us help children overcome these difficulties (for which they are not responsible) and do our best to ensure that they receive God’s message in all means at our disposal.
If these illustrations were necessary at the time when Jesus himself taught, they are all the more so today. Advertisers have understood this for a long time and use the image even towards adults to challenge, to pass notions, to engrave certain things in their minds.
The images help children focus on the biblical narrative. Their imagination immediately sets off (you can see it on their faces) and they “enter history”.
Images help children understand abstract notions.
Images make it easier to memorize.
It is obvious that the preparation of visual aids requires some work. But the impact produced is worth it. If we prepare a “great lesson” and the children can’t keep up, focus on teaching, we lose the benefit of our work. If children are not captivated by our teaching, they will tire, week after week, of long speeches, and after a few years they will not want to hear them.
Cardboard silhouettes on flanellograph