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WELCOME!

Most of us share a few common parenting goals. We want our kids to be successful. We want our kids to connect to something bigger than them. We want our kids to love and be loved.

But how can we use the precious few minutes we have today to work towards these goals? This site has a few strategic ideas.

Studio252.tv is a fun, kid-focused website filled with cues to help families grow in faith and character. It offers resources to help families connect at strategic times of the day and reinforce key biblical concepts through music, videos and activities.

Every month, the Studio will focus on one specific theme. Overarching these monthly themes are Three Basic Truths for every kid to understand:

1. I need to make the wise choice. 2. I can trust God no matter what. 3. I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Using the monthly themes and Three Basic Truths, you’ll be able to incorporate conversations about God and His Big Story into the every day moments you have with your child all month long.

* If your church uses the 252 Basics curriculum, you’ll notice the content on this site lines up with what your child is learning at church. It’s a great way to reinforce these truths to your kids.

Most of us share a few common parenting goals. We want our kids to be successful. We want our kids to connect to something bigger than them. We want our kids to love and be loved.

But how can we use the precious few minutes we have today to work towards these goals? This site has a few strategic ideas.

Studio252.tv is a fun, kid-focused website filled with cues to help families grow in faith and character. It offers resources to help families connect at strategic times of the day and reinforce key biblical concepts through music, videos and activities.

Every month, the Studio will focus on one specific theme. Overarching these monthly themes are Three Basic Truths for every kid to understand:

1. I need to make the wise choice. 2. I can trust God no matter what. 3. I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Using the monthly themes and Three Basic Truths, you’ll be able to incorporate conversations about God and His Big Story into the every day moments you have with your child all month long.

* If your church uses the 252 Basics curriculum, you’ll notice the content on this site lines up with what your child is learning at church. It’s a great way to reinforce these truths to your kids.

OUR VISION

In the biblical book of Deuteronomy, Moses talked to the people of Israel about passing on the commandments and stories of faith to their children. He said it this way,

“Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up” Deuteronomy 6:7, NIV, ©1984.

Moses was advocating for the people of Israel to use everyday moments together to talk about God. In the same way, we want to make it easy for you to connect as a family and to talk about spiritual issues in the natural rhythm of your day. That’s why our resources are organized around five times that are common in most family's daily lives: MorningTime, DriveTime, HangTime, MealTime and BedTime.

In the biblical book of Deuteronomy, Moses talked to the people of Israel about passing on the commandments and stories of faith to their children. He said it this way,

“Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up” Deuteronomy 6:7, NIV, ©1984.

Moses was advocating for the people of Israel to use everyday moments together to talk about God. In the same way, we want to make it easy for you to connect as a family and to talk about spiritual issues in the natural rhythm of your day. That’s why our resources are organized around five times that are common in most family's daily lives: MorningTime, DriveTime, HangTime, MealTime and BedTime.

CAPTURE THE TIME

From the time a child is born until they graduate high school, you’ll have 940 weekends with them. If your child is in Kindergarten, you have 636 weekends left. If your child is in third grade, you have 468 left. When your child is in fifth grade, you have 364 left. It happens so fast. We want to help you capture the time you have.
From the time a child is born until they graduate high school, you’ll have 940 weekends with them. If your child is in Kindergarten, you have 636 weekends left. If your child is in third grade, you have 468 left. When your child is in fifth grade, you have 364 left. It happens so fast. We want to help you capture the time you have.

What’s a CUE?

First, it's a prompt. A whisper in your ear: "Talk to your kid about this," or "Why not try this at dinner tonight?"

Second, CUE is a reminder to do something more to:

Connect to God's story.

Uncover something about life.

Experience something together.

Parent CUEs are designed to help you incorporate conversations about God and His Big Story into everyday moments—during morning time, mealtime, drive time, and bedtime.

Parent CUEs are NOT designed to make you feel like you have to do everything. They simply remind you to do one more thing to strategically connect with your child.

First, it's a prompt. A whisper in your ear: "Talk to your kid about this," or "Why not try this at dinner tonight?"

Second, CUE is a reminder to do something more to:

Connect to God's story.

Uncover something about life.

Experience something together.

Parent CUEs are designed to help you incorporate conversations about God and His Big Story into everyday moments—during morning time, mealtime, drive time, and bedtime.

Parent CUEs are NOT designed to make you feel like you have to do everything. They simply remind you to do one more thing to strategically connect with your child.

THROUGH THE TIMES

It seems that most families have a handful of shared times in their daily routines.

MorningTime – that time before the day starts, maybe at breakfast or the bus stop, to encourage kids

DriveTime – running errands or heading to practice, a time to casually talk about the day

MealTime – a time for everyone to sit down and discuss how God is at work in and around us

HangTime – maybe a Friday Family night, or between games on Saturday afternoon, a time to make memories and share experiences together

BedTime – those last few, quiet moments of the day when kids are open to conversation

Every family functions differently, and no family is really going to be able to utilize each of these Times on a regular basis. But think about your family’s rhythm and calendar, and choose one, maybe two, that might be a good fit for your family.

It seems that most families have a handful of shared times in their daily routines.

MorningTime – that time before the day starts, maybe at breakfast or the bus stop, to encourage kids

DriveTime – running errands or heading to practice, a time to casually talk about the day

MealTime – a time for everyone to sit down and discuss how God is at work in and around us

HangTime – maybe a Friday Family night, or between games on Saturday afternoon, a time to make memories and share experiences together

BedTime – those last few, quiet moments of the day when kids are open to conversation

Every family functions differently, and no family is really going to be able to utilize each of these Times on a regular basis. But think about your family’s rhythm and calendar, and choose one, maybe two, that might be a good fit for your family.