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
I’m a real fan of Advent calendars and Christmas countdown activities of all kinds. I LOVE that there are so many amazing Christmas countdown activities available online! Today, I want to share ideas published this year from around the blogosphere. The ideas feature DIY Advent calendars, and many include
During the Christmas season, many of my family’s activities were related to the Nativity. We even read the story of the Nativity before opening presents (and still do). In my “Homeschool Christmas” post, I tell more about our family’s traditions. Today, I want to share some Montessori-inspired Nativity activities.
I LOVE Advent calendars and Christmas countdown activities of all kinds. When my kids were little, we always had an Advent calendar and read Christmas books each day leading up to Christmas. I’m awed by all the amazing Christmas countdown activities available online! Today, I want to share 40+
Have you decided on your family activities for December? Unless you’ve already started planning, this is a great time to start. There are wonderful activities you can choose from online to start or continue family traditions. Last year, I had a December Family Activities post with resources that still
Welcome to the December Carnival of Natural Parenting: Let’s Talk Traditions This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants. ***
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
Do you know what activities you want to do with your child throughout December? If you celebrate Christmas, this is a perfect time to decide if you want to have an Advent calendar, Jesse tree, or some other type of activity throughout the month (unless, of course, you already
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.