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What exactly IS Godly Play?

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What exactly IS Godly Play? 

St. Theodore's Sunday School program for children ages 3-8 is called Godly Play. Ever wonder what this means for our children?

According to the Godly Play Foundation:

Godly Play teaches children the art of using Christian language - parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action - helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.

Godly Play is based upon the recognition that children have an innate sense of the presence of God. All they lack is the appropriate language to help them identify and express it so it can be explored and strengthened. The Godly Play approach teaches classical Christian language in a way that enhances the child’s authentic experience of God so it can contribute to the creative life of the child and the world.

 

"Welcome to the Godly Play Foundation." Godly Play Foundation. N.p., 17 Nov. 2013. Web. 17 Nov. 2013.

 

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