Accessible prayer activities
Here are three creative prayer activities that you can place in your playgroup space for people who are perhaps unfamiliar with the concept of prayer to engage with in their own way. These can also be a helpful tool for your playgroup team’s prayer ministry.
Stories of Childhood rescheduled – Saturday 22 June
Stories of Childhood has been rescheduled to 22 June to cater for even more participation! This annual event is especially suitable for anyone – including Playgroup leaders, Pre-school music program leaders, Messy Church leaders, Sunday program leaders/teachers, ministers, pastors, church leaders, worship leaders, program leaders/volunteers – involved in ministry with children 0-5 and their families. Gather others from your congregation or team and come along for a fantastic day of learning, sharing and growing together.
Building Emotional Health and Wellbeing (2nd Edition)
This practical resource combines insights from both theology and psychology in a very readable form. Topics succinctly covered now include Autism, Disability, Deafness, Transgender, Schizophrenia, Grief and Loss, Care for the Carer, The Importance of Children, Understanding Mental Health Issues, Understanding Healthy Development, Trauma and Transition Issues for Children and The Church Responding to Community Disaster. Building Emotional Health and Wellbeing: A Pastoral Handbook for Ministry with Children and their Families (2nd edition) is available as a FREE pdf download, Kindle (approx.$5) or Book (approx. $10).
Tips when preparing playgroup activities – coming up with ideas for your playgroup session that are both fun and stimulating for the children can be a challenge. Here are some tips to consider to make it fun for the children and create space for parents to connect with each other. Busy children make for relaxed parents!
Welcoming families Making your families feel welcome at playgroup is an important part of them feeling like they belong . Here are some ideas to help make that happen not just at the start of the year but all the year through.
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