Family Life Ministries

Encourage families to invite Davey and Goliath to be a part of their home life. Contact ELCA Resource Catalog for on-the-Go Families, and other Davey and Goliath resources available through Augsburg Fortress.

Young children love to fill their days with imaginary play - based on their favorite TV, video and storybook characters. They carry stuffed versions of their favorite characters for companionship and security; wear makeshift costumes to identify with the characters and rehearse lines they are most known to say.

As concrete learners, young children can easily place themselves in the stories they are told or shown. Within the freedom and security of their own homes these characters expand and shape their own sense of self and connection to the world.

Introducing lovable little characters of faith to young children will help Christian parents, provide hours of entertainment, and instill memorable markers in a child’s development. Valued moral lessons can be learned as they bond with the ordinary personalities and engaging escapades of Davey and his gang.

Although Davey and Goliath became famous as characters on a children’s television series in the 1950s and ’60s, they are timeless in their ability to engage children in adventures that interpret faith and values for daily living. These characters can assist families in teaching about faith and God’s love.

Consider the following ways to equip and inspire children and their parents to include Davey and Goliath in their daily life.