Using toys to engage children

To encourage engagement for the children, I take a bag of soft toys that I’ll use in my talk eg Woody of Toy Story, or a seal etc., along to the baptism visit. Then I can talk to the children directly about the toy they saw when I visited them. ‘And here he/she is in Church where they live.’  They play with the toys after the service, but they live in Church.  I know this could be extended further eg to year’s remembrance cards.