Every seven years Israel was to read the law to all the people, men, women, and “little ones.” The reason for this?
...That they may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God and be careful to do all the words of this law, and that their children, who have not known it, may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God...
Teaching Scripture to children is essential if we are to pass on our Christian faith.
I don’t know if you share my experience of growing up in the church. My family’s life revolved around our little brown church. I can still close my eyes and see the flannelgraph figures moved by my mother’s hand as she told Bible stories that God used to establish my faith. I believe in miracles because I heard missionaries tell their experiences of God’s power, provision, care, and rescue. I was not without questions about the reality of all I learned when I encountered other worldviews in college, but God’s truth planted in the heart of a child is not easily uprooted.