Tenth birthdays can be very important for kids. Children leave elementary school and move to intermediate or middle schools during this year. Parents should celebrate this milestone and make it a memorable occasion. In Holland, the 10th birthday is a Crown Year and the child usually receives a very large gift. Tenth birthdays are also lavish in the Nigerian tradition.
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Some parents purchase a new Bible when the child enters the tween years. They may decide to transition from a children's Bible to one designed for a teen or young adult. There are several Bible versions designed for this transition. Available options include "The Young Reader's Bible," "The Message," "The Comic Book Bible," "The Quest Study Bible" and "God's Word for Students." These Bibles often contain additional study resources in addition to more simple language than found in an adult Bible.
Max Lucado's has written several books for kids in this age group. "In the Beginning" creates a fictional account of the creation of the Universe and the Earth through conversations between God and the archangel Michael. CS Lewis' "Chronicles of Narnia" are also popular with this age group. The adventures of Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter have captivated children since the early 1950s. The allegory teaches Christian values through imaginative and creative methods that avoid preaching and heavy-handed moralising. The reading level is for kids aged nine and older.
"The Sugar Creek Gang" series, "Adventures in Odyssey" books and other similar series are written for Christian students in this age group.
The Outburst Bible Game, Bibleopoly, Bible Taboo, Bible Trivia and other Christian games can make great additions to your family game night and a suitable birthday gift for you ten-year-old boy or girl. Children not only enjoy the fun of competitive play, but may also learn Biblical wisdom and trivia.
Christian CDs and DVDs
CDs and DVDs can introduce your ten-year-old to a variety of music, stories, movies and other entertainment. Your local Christian bookstore should be able to point out a variety of selections your child will enjoy. "Veggie Tales," "Adventures in Odyssey," "Chronicles of Narnia" and other Christian series available in book form are also available on CDs and DVDs.
Your 10-year-old may appreciate the gift of jewellery on this special birthday. A cross necklace, tie tack, bracelet or other selection may catch your child's eye. Some parents will choose this year to talk to their child about the importance of sexual abstinence and may accompany that talk with a True Love Waits jewellery gift.
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