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sábado, 18 de fevereiro de 2017

Il piccolo orfano

Riccardo abitava in una casa confortevole. Era un ragazzino che viveva una vita tranquilla. La famiglia che lo amava non gli faceva mancare nulla. Frequentava un’ottima scuola, nella quale si era fatto un mucchio di amici.
Riccardo, però non s’accontentava di quello che Dio gli aveva concesso.
Voleva sempre di più e sospirava per tutto ciò che i suoi amici possedevano.
Sapete che cosa aveva? Aveva un sentimento chiamato: INVIDIA.




Se i genitori gli regalavano un’automobilina egli faceva le bizze arrabbiato: 


— Non voglio questo catorcio, voglio un’auto con il controllo a distanza come quello di Dudù che gli è stato regalato  per il suo anniversario!
— Riccardo, quella macchinina è molto cara! – gli disse la mamma.


— Non mi interessa. Io  voglio quella, io voglio quella! -  urlava pestando i piedi.

quarta-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2017

Society According to God’s Law – First Cycle

First: Welcome the children into the session. Say how happy we are to see them and how important they are for the class. Explain we will follow the letters of the alphabet in order to choose the volunteer for the opening prayer. So, the child’s name that starts with the letter A will do the opening prayer this time. Everybody will have the chance to collaborate as the weeks passed by.

After that, the Spiritist worker will introduce the “Raffle Box of Prayers”. In your turn, each child will open the box, choose one prayer and read it loudly for whole class. We will do it until all the kids have their chance to choose and read a prayer.

When the activity with the “Raffle box of Prayers” finishes the volunteer will collect the booklet “The Lord’s Prayer” with the children who was responsible in the previous week.
The volunteer can make up few questions, such as:
·        What did you most like in this prayer;
·        What could you learn during the week with the prayer and others

The children can also read the prayer for his/hers colleagues.
At the end, other child will be able to choose himself/herself to take the booklet home and bring next week.

terça-feira, 14 de fevereiro de 2017

Society According to God's Laws for Kindergarten

First: Opening prayer - The Spiritist Volunteer will bring the book LEARNING HOW TO PRAY - A BOOK OF PRAYERS FOR CHILDREN by Elsa Rossi. The following story will be told:

‘Prayer for the Love in tFirst: Opening prayer - The Spiritist Volunteer will bring the book LEARNING HOW TO PRAY - A BOOK OF PRAYERS FOR CHILDREN by Elsa Rossi. The following story will be told:

‘Prayer for the Love in the World

Dear Jesus,
My Dad always starts to pray by asking for protection for the world.
I want to do just like him and ask you to protect the world and to make love grow in people’s hearts.
May love be the smile in everybody, the joy of life and this way we all can be good neighbours and live in harmony?
Please Jesus, help the world to progress towards love!’

Second: Welcome the children into the session. Say how happy we are to see them there and how important they are for the class. The Spiritist worker will introduce a box of prayer after the prayer and will ask for one child to volunteer himself/herself to read the prayer for the class. Please ask the child to say his/her words as well, as to complement the opening prayer.

Third: Sing songs together; get the children to remain standing but in a circle.he World
Dear Jesus,
My Dad always starts to pray by asking for protection for the world.
I want to do just like him and ask you to protect the world and to make love grow in people’s hearts.
May love be the smile in everybody, the joy of life and this way we all can be good neighbours and live in harmony?
Please Jesus, help the world to progress towards love!’

Second: Welcome the children into the session. Say how happy we are to see them there and how important they are for the class. The Spiritist worker will introduce a box of prayer after the prayer and will ask for one child to volunteer himself/herself to read the prayer for the class. Please ask the child to say his/her words as well, as to complement the opening prayer.


Third: Sing songs together; get the children to remain standing but in a circle.



Fourth: Get the children to watch the following videos and see what their reaction is as we go through the video.

I Take Turns: Teaching Children the importance of Taking Turns from Affies4Kids:

In this story, Bunny struggles with self-control and is caught not taking turns. Bo prompts him to watch the frogs play on the lily pads, each taking turns so they won't fall off. This sparks Bunny's curiosity, and as he watches, Bunny understands the importance of solving his problem. He ends up learning how to cooperate with his friends.
In I Take Turns, kids will learn about:

Self-Control
Curiosity
Cooperation
Problem Solving

Fifth: Get them to retell the story and talk to the children about the video
  • What happened?
  • Who are the characters of the story?
  • How do you think Bunny behaved?
  • Is this the right way to treat a friend?

Sixth: Activity - Get the children to create one of the characters of the story with construction paper.

Seventh: Activity - Pass it on! Pass an object around the circle. Each child has to make a comment about
it, taking care not to copy what others have said (this also supports good listening!)

Eighth: Rule bound - In circle time discuss the rules of conversational turn taking. For example: look at the person who is talking to you, don’t speak when they are speaking, don’t change the subject, use verbal fillers e.g. ah hah, umm, ok, to show you are interested and only interrupt when really necessary.

Ninth: Feely bag - Equipment: Bag, range of objects that are not to obvious in shape (e.g. fircone, brush, remote control etc). How to play: Children sit in a semi-circle in front of you. One object is placed into the bag without the children seeing it. The bag is passed round the circle, with each child having a feel. Encourage the children to think in their heads of what they think the object is but to remain quiet until everyone has had a feel in the bag. When the bag has gone round the circle, you say ‘hands up anyone who thinks they know what was in the
bag.’ One child is then chosen to make a guess, and guessing continues until someone guesses correctly.
Tenth: Get the children to help cleaning the room; one of the children will do a closing prayer; encourage the children to volunteer for this task. If they don’t want to collaborate we could say we will follow the letters of the alphabet. The child’s name that starts with the letter A will do the opening prayer this time. Everybody will have the chance to collaborate.

Class suggested being suitable for: Kindergarten (5 to 6 years old)

Spiritist volunteer: Carolina von Scharten, London, linked to BUSS - The British Union of Spiritist Societies.


Suggested activity to be given as Homework:

All About Me
Make ‘All About Me’ charts that have boxes for name, age, birthday, favourite colour, food, family etc. . . and give a copy to each of your family members.  Take it in turns to go around the group and fill in each of the
squares. Once the charts are filled in, group members take it in turns to tell everybody else two things about another person in the group e.g. ‘X likes to play football but doesn’t like playing hockey’.

Go and play with your family!!

Name:
Age:
Birthday:
Favourite colour:
Food:
Favourite game:

For parents: How do you do the practice?
Your daily routine includes many opportunities for turn taking. In fact, almost anything you do with
your toddler can be a chance to practice turn taking. Simply be sure to alternate which one of you
is doing the activity. Keep talking about what you’re each doing during the activity.
● Follow your child’s interest. Use whatever toy your toddler is interested in playing with to start a
conversation. Start by commenting on what she is doing with the toy. When it’s your turn, you can
ask her to talk about what you are doing. Or, you could choose to each talk during your turn.
● Many toddlers will naturally hand you a favorite toy. You can encourage this handing you a toy by
using words like my turn and your turn. Start out by keeping the turns short. Younger toddlers don’t
have a long attention span yet. It also helps to maintain toddlers’ interest by imitating the way they are playing
with toys.
● Reading books is a great opportunity for turn taking. You can switch who turns the pages, who comments
on the pictures, or who says the words. Favorite songs and nursery rhymes can also be used that way.

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