Liturgy for Children

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  • @chrisstiles I found the Roots materials too challenging for toddlers, which was when I was trying to find suitable materials and having to write my own, so not for 2-4 year olds, better for school age children.

    I used a lot of stuff at home with my daughter, but because I was also part of Sunday School, the creche and the after-school club teams, I had a lot of resources to do this, of which I've kept the A Book of Feasts and Seasons mentioned above. I wouldn't have chosen to use the Barnabas materials, and I have seen them, but my preference is for a more catholic expression of church. I haven't seen the other resources on that list.

    Resources that have a less catholic expression of church for toddlers and infant/lower junior age children included the Teddy Horsley books, but my daughter loathed them. Have you looked at any of the resources from Christian Education? I used to use their IBRA¹ Bible notes when they offered two versions, choosing the more challenging version. Now they offer only one I have stopped using those notes.

    ¹ International Bible Reading Association
  • CarysCarys Shipmate
    The https://www.nurseryrhymemass.org.uk might have things which would be adaptable - although it is structured to be a Eucharistic, elements could be taken to create a simple office and once the idea of using nursery rhyme tunes for prayer words starts, you may find yourself creating others.

    I don't know whether Miranda Threfell Holmes's Prayer Experiment books would have anything use (https://spckpublishing.co.uk/the-prayer-experiment-notebook)

    And though you have to login to see it, Disability and Jesus's An Ordinary Office (http://anordinaryoffice.org.uk) which is designed to be inclusive of all abilities might be worth a look - makaton is mentioned.
  • finelinefineline Kerygmania Host
    Carys wrote: »
    And though you have to login to see it, Disability and Jesus's An Ordinary Office (http://anordinaryoffice.org.uk) which is designed to be inclusive of all abilities might be worth a look - makaton is mentioned.

    I like this, though I am not able to log in yet even after creating an account. Thanks for sharing it. Also, I didn't know Tom Shakespeare was religious - I have really liked his academic stuff about disability politics, so I'm happy he is involved in making churches more accessible too. :smile:

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