I am a Catholic convert from the Baptist Church (and happy to be Catholic!!) and have recently within the past few months dedicated an hour a day to the Rosary. Is it appropriate for me to pray the Rosary without beads until I have learned the prayers and the days for the Mysteries? I am using the iRosary app on my phone to help me learn it as well as watching the Rosary on EWTN.
Another question - is there a shortened version of the Rosary used for young children to learn it? I have a 6, 4, and 3 year old. Or, do I need to teach them the full Rosary at such a young age?