JEAN THOMASON has more than 30 years of experience as a musical performer, worship leader, author, and conference speaker to parents, grandparents, teachers, and children’s ministers. She is the living embodiment of the joyful children’s musical character, “Miss PattyCake”. Through this brightly costumed character, Jean plants biblical truths, served in fun toddler-size pieces, while helping equip parents to lay a spiritual foundation for their children. Her live “Miss PattyCake” family events are performed throughout God’s great big world.
Jean's ready wit and engaging presentation speak to the "heart behind the art" of preschool ministry ~ whether at home or in a formal (church/day school/MOPS) setting. You will see and hear the passion she has for little ones and their families! Jean's overarching call to action is: “Whoever wants the next generation the MOST will get them.”
“He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God!” Psalm 40:3
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What people are saying....
"I am a raving fan of Jean Thomason / Miss PattyCake! I have read her new book, Sharing God’s BIG LOVE with Little Lives, and consider it a must-read for any parent, children’s pastor, and leader. It is full of practical advice and includes Biblical references to back up every part of what we do in ministering to children and their families."
Executive Publisher, Kidzmatter
"I know of no one with a greater understanding of how to reach the hearts of little ones than Jean. She embraces this as a high calling and the fruit she has to share will enrich your life."
Author, Recording Artist, Speaker (Women of Faith)
"It’s about time! I have been after Jean Thomason to write a book for parents for years! For most of my life, parents have looked to the church to teach their kids to be worshipers of the one true God. But the church can’t do this alone. The church needs a partner, and there is no better partner than the persons God chose in the beginning to be the primary spiritual caregivers of their children, parents! (Read Deuteronomy 6:4–8.) This book will give you the skills to be the parents your kids need so they can be who God has created them to be. Great job, Cake—you nailed it! I am so excited that the wisdom you have shared at conferences and the truths you have walked out with your own dear children will now be available to parents everywhere. Don’t just read this, Mom and Dad—do it!"
NextGen and Children’s Ministry Pioneer, Author, Coach, and Consultant Jim Wideman Ministries, Inc.
"Miss PattyCake is an amazing teacher/entertainer/ worship leader for preschool children! This same talent for connecting with people comes through very clearly in her new book, Sharing God’s Big Love with Little Lives. Her years of fun experiences make a very entertaining read for anyone interested in preschool children. Every new parent who is interested in training up children in the ways they should go should read this book. Jean is a shining example of a woman who has followed God’s call on her life and has done amazing things. Her influence will live on for many years to come through her songs, her DVDs, and now through the wise and funny words in her new book. Congratulations, Jean, on letting your light shine for Him!"
Dr. Beth Watkins Cape
Director of Preschool Ministries
Whitesburg Baptist Church
"Over the past several years I have worked in three different churches, and Miss PattyCake has ministered to preschoolers and their parents at each church. Her laughter is contagious, and parents are encouraged by her words of deep, godly wisdom as she shares through her gifts of speaking and music. This book is a must-read for anyone with preschoolers in their lives."
Minister to Preschoolers and Children First Baptist Church
"Jean Thomason exemplifies Colossians 3:16-17!
I have never met someone so filled with the joy of the Lord. Not only will Jean bring energy and excitement to your training event, but she will also come prepared to share God-given wisdom and her wealth of experience in Children's Ministry.
Your leaders, parents, and volunteers will leave with a renewed sense of vision and passion for sharing God's big love with little hearts.
With my highest recommendation,"
Hallmark Baptist Church, TX