What is Godly Play?

Godly Play is one of several variations of the Montessori tradition of religious education. Using wondering questions and open-ended response time , it encourages children to move into larger dimensions of belief and faith. It aims to develop a deeper understanding of stories, symbols and rites as a way of preparing children to join in the worship and life of their faith community.

Listen to two Godly Play trainers describing how a Godly Play session runs in a programme on Manx Radio.


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