Teaching Godly Play
How to Mentor the Spiritual Development of Children
Jerome W. Berryman
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A way to engage kids with scripture stories, based on the Montessori method, to build a Christian education that endures beyond Sunday school.
Children learn through play. Understanding this basic premise, Rev. Jerome Berryman adapted techniques from the Montessori teaching method to develop an imaginative approach to telling scripture stories to children in a way that is at once playful and meaningful to them. Outlining specific storytelling techniques and demonstrating how to use story figures and other creative activities, Rev. Berryman models how to awaken children’s curiosity and imagination to create a personal experience of the Gospel.
Incorporating up-to-date research in childhood development and instruction, Teaching Godly Play is a practical and effective handbook for religious educators to facilitate a warm and compelling experience of the scriptures for children of all ages.
“Jerome Berryman’s work helps children internalize the Christian tradition, and then offers them the opportunity to use that tradition in their daily living.” —Rev. Jim Carr, Methodist Minister, San Antonio
Jerome W. Berryman is the founder of Godly Play and has wide experience working with children ages two to eighteen. Writer, lecturer, and workshop leader, Reverend Berryman is senior fellow of the Center for the Theology of Childhood. He is the author of The Complete Guide to Godly Play, Teaching Godly Play, Children and the Theologians, and The Spiritual Guidance of Children: Montessori, Godly Play and the Future.
- Category: Christianity
- Published: Jul 01, 2009
- Publisher: Morehouse Education Resources
- Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
- Print Length: 160 Pages
- Language: English