In our recent move we came upon a couple of CDs my sister had given us a while back that we hadn’t honestly listened to that much (though I couldn’t tell you why). I suppose they had gotten lost in the shuffle somewhere, but they emerged as we were unpacking and wanting to entertain the kids sans TV and whatnot. They were CDs put out by Seeds Family Worship. And they are fantastic.
The concept is pretty simple – take a passage of Scripture and put it to music with a fun, catchy tune that is kid friendly. Suddenly our kids know, for example, Philippians 4:6-7 and Psalms 34:18, their two favorite songs right now. So we’re listening to fun music that they enjoy (and, frankly, we kind of enjoy it too) and all the while they are memorizing Scripture.
My philosophy on Scripture memory for our kids is simple. We’re just storing it in their mind for now, even though they don’t fully comprehend everything they’re memorizing. The idea is that they one day will, that what is stored down there will eventually bear fruit in their lives. So the “Seeds” concept really fits us, and I really commend it to you.