In one the early posts, it was noted that children tend to think in the concrete rather than the abstract, and creation is a more concrete position while evolution is more abstract. That is similar to theism and atheism. Justin Barnett, PhD, wrote a book named “Born Believers.” In it he asserts that children innately believe in God, even if they are born into a family with atheist parents. So children need to be educated out of their innate theism to become atheists. Similarly children need to be educated out of their more concrete and innate creationism to become evolutionists.
For example, we took our children to Mount Rushmore and they immediately inferred design, as the images there fit a pattern–pictures they had seen of people and specifically the four pictured presidents. So too when we look at life, we immediately infer design, because living things have the appearance of being designed. But as Richard Dawkins sagely advises, we must constantly remind ourselves that life is not designed, but evolved. Abandoning design is not easy–we need to work at it, and be in a community that supports us in that decision.
Those pesky creationists keep pointing to the complexity of life, and ask questions about how this or that feature or organism could have possibly evolved in a slow, step by step process, while being non functional in the interim. They also ask how the instructions for life can arise from molecules in motion. And although evolutionists often have difficulty explaining these in specifics–yet, they can rest assured that since evolution is true, the answers will arise as research continues.
Here’s a concrete idea. You could take a creationist book like Have You Considered. Your children will love the color illustrations, and each day will learn a lot about various animals, geology, biology, paleontology, botany, etc. Then you can also show how easy it is to refute the creationist misunderstandings in the book. Kind of a two for one educational experience.