We come into the world eager to understand it. Maturing from early childhood to adulthood is a process that involves accessing information and learning to filter and apply it. WORLD News Group recognizes the stages of development in that process and offers age-appropriate current events products to maximize not only knowledge acquisition but the development of biblical wisdom.
As adults, our primary source of knowledge about the world and culture where God has placed us is news media. But so much of the news is tragic, discouraging, and even misrepresented. How do we consume the news appropriately, sift it for truth, and find ways to apply it to real life effectively?
All year ’round, our editors bring readers current events with specific biblical applications for leading pre-readers to discover, young independent readers to explore, young teens to discern, and those approaching adulthood to apply. The good news underlying every story is that God is working out His purposes in all things, and He uses His people to bring about His kingdom work on Earth.
Elementary students from age seven to 10 are gaining an understanding about how big their world is. They are thinking outside of themselves more readily. Abstract thought, such as understanding how maps represent real geography, is forming. But ideas still need to be mostly concrete for them to grasp.
This is the stage of exploration. Kids in this age bracket love to read about real things: animals, places, people, machines. Hands-on projects that let them do something with the material is a helpful tool for making a relationship with new knowledge that imprints, lasts, and grows.
That’s why WORLDkids offers excellent, fleshed-out story content that examines a subject and sets it in context, and then also gives young readers more to do online at the website.