The Holy Family

On the central top shelf as you enter the Godly Play room there is a nativity set.  The one in LCH was mine and I collected it over many years.  It is made of wood, is sturdy, and fits nicely in the hands of a child.

photo 2In GP we return to this image again and again reminding the children of a story we, as adults, have usually restricted to Christmas.  It is a safe and nururing image for the children.photo 3

I watches as one child interacted with the Holy Family.  She had each one of the other figures put the baby to bed while she sang and whispered, “shh”.  The children are told that this nativity set is for them and they can use it whenever they want.  Remember that play is the way that children learn.  What better lesson is there for them than the love surrounding the baby Jesus in the manger.

 

 

About Linda Miller

I am a retired teacher, the mother of two daughters, and the grandmother of three children. I co-chair the Sunday school at LCH and am very proud of what we do in our program. In my spare time I teach knitting to children at two local schools.
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