Children's Literature for All God's Children

Children's Literature for All God's Children

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The themes, words, and concepts in children's literature speak to the whole Christian community. Virginia Thomas and Betty Miller have examined children's literature and designed an extensive annotated list of children's stories, poems, folk tales, and fiction that express faith, belief, theology, and Christian principles. This unique resource/reference handbook gives the church the opportunity to function as a united community of believers. Children and adults have the chance to study and learn together -- grow as a whole community.Thomas and Miller offer a practical approach to children's literature that gives background and theory, an evaluation of techniques, qhow-toq guidelines, suggestions for use, lists of books, two annotated bibliographies, and indices: subject and themes, genre, and book awards. Explains: why children's literature is a good resource for Christians where to find good stories how significant themes are adapted for different age levels how to evaluate stories how to use them Parents, teachers, and ministers will delight with children in this new approach to sharing, learning, teaching, and worship. The bibliography of books for all ages is a treasure-house of information. Features basic book information, summary, and themes values. This is an educational tool that provides a new avenue to understanding our faith.It requires telling or reading the story or basic plot outline, letting children discuss, then aquot;playing likeaquot; the story really happened to them. ... New insights often arise from this form of using literature. ... A third-grade class read several books, selected Hobana#39;s A Baby Sister for Frances as a good book for the kindergarten class, anbsp;...

Title:Children's Literature for All God's Children
Author:Virginia Thomas, Betty Davis Miller
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press - 1986


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