Children & Family
Children & Family Articles
As people engaged in communicating the love of God to children, we know the value of age appropriate learning led by loving teachers using pedagogically sound resources. And we also understand the importance of including children in intergenerational worship.
Too often I’ve witnessed parents, weary and worried about disrupting the service, apologize to the people around because their children were wiggly or loud. They shouldn’t have to feel that way. Parents, grandparents and other caregivers may wonder at times if it is worth all the effort. This letter is for them:
When creating safe space for children and families online, it is helpful to have clear expectations & a covenant. Here’s one example.
Thoughts on the importance of child-centered theology and play during a global pandemic with three suggestions for honoring and encouraging children’s imagination.
Movies build empathy and understanding while they offer insight into others’ lives. The documentary Step is a good choice for discussions on race, competition, achievement, and family dynamics.
Discover Day moved us outside the Sunday School box, allowing adults in our community to share their gifts and children to explore spiritual practices from yoga to scripture based art.