Television or the Lesson?

Occasionally a child comes to Sunday School with his thought filled with some television program and evidencing such a state of excitement that he wants to talk about nothing else. And teachers sometimes ask, "How can we empty the child's thought of all this so that he will be ready for the lesson?"

Experience has shown that it is not well to suppress the child, but rather to let him have an opportunity to make known to the teacher what is causing the excitement; and then from the standpoint of that which is uppermost in his thought, the teacher can lead him to a higher concept. In this way the child learns that the Sunday School does not deprive him of anything, but instead gives him something better than he had before.

In this respect a teacher in a branch church Sunday School shares an interesting experience, as follows:

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