Melanie Gordon at GBOD has recently published What Every Child Should Experience: A Guide for Leaders and Teachers in United Methodist Congregations. The first section of the resoure is a comprehensive listing of scripture significant for children as they develop congnitively and theologically. The second section contains an excellent comprehensive chart that addresses the needs of children birth -age 11 and the concepts they can understand at different stages of development.
Click here to read or print a copy of What Every Child Should Experience.
The General Board of Discipleship also has a variety of topics relating to Christian Education that can be found here. Spedning time with these pages will give you lots of new ideas!
As information technology has changed, so have curricula for Sunday school. Curriculum designers are continually updating the formatting of their materials to take advantage of digital materials. While still teaching the basics of faith, curricula include DVD's, CDs, web-pages, etc., as well as tried-and-true paper materials. As a general rule, the digital curricula are cheaper to order and easier to share with your teachers, musicians and leaders.
For an overview of curricula available for children pre-school - elementary school, click here.