Montessori-Based Religious Education
I love the Montessori-based religious education program Godly Play for preschoolers through elementary-age kids. But what about your toddler? In a simplified form, Godly Play can be used for toddlers, too. My 2-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, spontaneously discovered a wonderful way for her to experience the mystery of Christmas. Disclosure: This post
The Silence Game was always one of my favorite activities as a Montessori teacher. It’s a Montessori game that’s wonderful to use as a regular activity in a classroom or homeschool. The Silence Game helps children develop both self-discipline and an awareness of the sounds around them. While the
I have a number of posts about Godly Play, including posts about using Godly Play at home. More and more often, parents are finding creative and inexpensive ways to use Godly Play concepts to make the Bible a living part of their home environment. Last autumn, I wrote about
I love both Godly Play and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, two Montessori-based religious education programs for children. I also love the creative use of Godly Play at home. Creative Godly Play at Home I have a number of posts about Godly Play, including posts about using Godly Play
I’ve written a number of posts about two beautiful religious education programs that are Montessori based: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) and Godly Play. I truly believe they can make religion come alive for children. I also wrote about How to Add Godly Play to Your Homeschool. Even
There was once someone who did such amazing things and said such wonderful things that people followed him. As they followed him, they heard him speaking about a kingdom. The kingdom was not like the one they were in. It was not like one that anyone had ever visited.
I wrote before about the Montessori-based religious education programs called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Godly Play. (See links at the bottom of this post.) Both programs have beautiful activities to enrich the experience of Lent and Easter for children. You can use ideas from Catechesis of the
I wrote before about the Montessori-based religious education program called Godly Play. (I have links to my other posts at the bottom of this post.) Advent is a time when children can truly experience the mystery of Christmas through Godly Play. The spirit of Advent encourages you to slow
Montessori-based Godly Play can deepen the religious-education programs in churches of any Christian denomination. Godly Play can also deepen the religious education you provide in your homeschool. Here are some suggestions for adding Godly Play to your homeschool. These suggestions are also appropriate for new church-school Godly Play programs.
On July 29-31, I attended the Godly Play Core Training at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland. Those of us participating all learned a great deal about helping children with their religious formation. At the same time, the training was a spiritual retreat and an opportunity for everyone involved to grow in
I was excited when I discovered a unique way you as a parent can gain spiritual nourishment while helping your child listen to God. Montessori education is known for helping children develop concentration and self-discipline. Montessori principles have been applied to religious formation that you can use at home. Maria Montessori believed that