Posts tagged: Wonder

Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt

I love holiday lights! Strings of colored bulbs wrapped around trees, icicle lights hanging from rooftops and fences, a…

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Sit Spots

Now that school is back in session, children have much less time to spend outdoors. Pressure to prepare kids for…

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Spiritual Exploration with the Webb Telescope

A friend's 5 year old daughter recently visited our local science museum, where she was mesmerized by the Webb…

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3 Kinds of Spiritual Engagement

A couple of weeks ago, I observed a group of children in a local day camp program. The leader asked them to identify…

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Imaginative Play & Spirituality

“Do you have a minute?” asked my daughter’s preschool teacher. “Of course,” I replied, “Is something…

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Mindful Nature Walks

I do a lot of walking. I sometimes walk from my house to my office two blocks away. I pace while talking on the phone…

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The Spiritual Effects of Nature

My children loved going for walks when they were little. They would point out flowers, watch a caterpillar inch its way…

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Chapter Book Spirituality with Preschoolers

When my children were babies, I would read aloud from whatever book I had at hand to sooth them when they were fussy.…

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Exploring Where Wonder Grows

My dad collected rocks his whole life. He particularly liked geodes: rocks that - when broken open - contained a hidden…

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Play & Spirituality

Play is a central part of children’s lives and their spiritual journeys. When they use their bodies to explore the…

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Spiritual Reflection with Encanto

Encanto, Disney’s newest animated feature, tells the story of an extraordinary family. Once upon a time, Abuela…

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Spiritual Connectedness

One of my favorite preschool parenting moments was watching my children chase fireflies around our backyard on a summer…

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Spiritually Rich Virtual Interactions

As we slowly move back to regular in-person contact, part of a new normal will likely include virtual presence for many…

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Children’s Spiritual Questions

“Mommy, why did Jennifer* get cancer?” This probing question from my nine year old daughter caught me off guard.…

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