Play and Pray Through Advent A Family Resource - With Stories and Activities for the Advent and Christmas Season by Kay Warrington, Lynn Chambers, Nia Catrin Williams
  

Play and Pray Through Advent A Family Resource - With Stories and Activities for the Advent and Christmas Season

Written by Kay Warrington, Lynn Chambers, Nia Catrin Williams
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Synopsis

Play and Pray Through Advent A Family Resource - With Stories and Activities for the Advent and Christmas Season by Kay Warrington, Lynn Chambers, Nia Catrin Williams

Using simple yet effective visuals, this title focuses on the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, his early years and the beginning of his ministry. It is suitable for all ages and all the family, and especially with children age 5-7 as well as for clergy, children's workers and Sunday school workers.

Reviews

From The Diocese of Lincoln Children & Youth Office - November 2008 Described as 'A family resource: stories and activities for the Advent and Christmas season

's Network and are all either past or present Diocesan Children's Officers, and their obvious experience shows in the content. Based upon the bible readings for the revised common lectionary, this book provides material to be used during the week, either at home of in a school or daily club setting, so as to prepare for the Sunday lectionary theme. Aimed to start on the Monday of the week before Advent Sunday and end with The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, each week has a theme; a Bible focus; the story for the week (not a Godly Play type script, rather an outline to base the story on); six 'story cloth activities', which are craft based, using photocopiable templates; six starters to wonder or discuss; a prayer for the week; a specially written song for the week; and some ideas to use during the Sunday worship linking the week together. I like this book; it takes some of the Godly Play processes, and uses them in a home context, children still being invited to wonder and explore. I especially like the idea of building up a collection of story boxes at home, which can be accessed by children at any time, and making the home the focus of the Christian experience which is reinforced on Sunday. Well produced, well thought out piece of kit, highly recommended. Reviewed by Dave Rose'

About the Author

Kay Warrington lives in Ystalyfera, in the Swansea valley. She taught Science and Biology for nearly twenty years, was ordained Deacon in 1995 and worked with her husband Gwyn as an NSM curate for six years prior to his death, early in 2005. She has been Diocesan Children's Officer for Swansea and Brecon for seven years and also Provincial Children and Families Officer since 2000. Lynn Chambers trained as a primary school teacher and, after spending time as a full-time mother, returned to teaching to specialise in working with children with special educational needs. Beyond her role as a professional teacher, she has over 20 years experience of working with children in holiday clubs and Sunday schools. Lynn is now a non-stipendiary curate in Carmarthen and has been Diocesan Children's Officer for St David's Diocese since 2001.

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Format

Paperback
96 pages

Author

Kay Warrington, Lynn Chambers, Nia Catrin Williams
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Publisher

Barnabas an imprint of BRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship)

Publication date

19th September 2008

ISBN

9781841015675


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