Our Little Friend

(July 4, 1890– ; eight-page weekly; PPPA ; 1993 circulation, 54,079; files at LLU , PPPA ). The Sabbath school paper for preschool children. It contains the cradle roll lesson for children ages 1–3, and the kindergarten lesson for ages 4–6. For 56 years it was the only Seventh-day Adventist publication for children up to the Youth’s Instructor age. My Bible Story (1946–1956), a four-page paper for tiny tots, interrupted this half-century continuity. In 1953 the Junior Guide (ages 10–14) absorbed the junior readership. In 1957 Our Little Friend incorporated My Bible Story, and the age-level ceiling was lowered to include only the cradle roll and kindergarten children. The material for primary children (ages 7 to 9), began to be published in a new weekly, Primary Treasure. Subjec...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.