A must-have guide for early years practitioners designed to help explain world religions and festivals to young children in a way that is meaningful to them.
This guide is designed to be a practical guide to explaining the main five world faiths to young children, as well some lesser-known faiths to young children in a way that makes sense to young children.
The book is also full of activity ideas to tie in to a range of religious festivals throughout the year. Each festival contains background information on the festival and why it first started, as well as activities to encourage children's learning.
Introducing young children is vital in our multi-cultural and multi-faith society, and this title will provide all early years practitioners with ideas on how to teach children to value diversity and respect other children's views and backgrounds.
About the author
This title is written by Christine Howard, the owner of Articles of Faith, a specialist supplier of multi-cultural resources in the early years. Christine has a wide experience of working with children in the early years.
"Christine Howard's book provides exactly the information I need in a clear, easy to use style.The calendar of festivals at the begining provides an immediate point of reference, allowing me to plan celebrations and suitable activities well in advance.This is concisely backed up with information to help me deliver my knowledge to the children and acurately explore religious festivals with them. The sections detailing individual faiths gave me a clear understanding of the main faiths I am likely to come across. I was particularly impressed with the section 'Tell me about God'. Thanks to this book I am confident in correctly caring for children with different religious backgrounds. The final section is equaly well set out, listing festivals by month, giving background details for each one and sugesting activities. There are simple recipes,crafts and songs to learn. It even includes complete instructions for a nursery nativity." Karen Skidmore, Registered Childminder, South Gloucestershire