While I’m always on the look-out for natural opportunities to bring spirituality into conversation with my family, I sometimes struggle to engage my boys and bring the ideas to life. So, when I came across Christina Fletcher’s Spiritual Kids E-Course (Building the foundations for the spiritually aware family), which included activities for parents to do with their children, I was keen to try it out.
Delivered to my inbox weekly over 6 weeks, the course was manageable for our busy family. Each week, there was a short video for parents to explain the week’s topic, a workbook full of practical ways to share the ideas with our children and, sometimes, a meditation. Although the course has an easy-to-follow structure, it is designed as a “toolbox” of ideas and activities to dip into as needed. I have only just finished the course but have already watched some of the videos more than once and used course activities to help me respond to things that have come up in our family. This speaks to the relevance of the material and I know I will be dipping in regularly!
Christina’s invitation is to “play” with the activities of the course.
“Spirituality, believe it or not, is meant to be enjoyed and lived, and not seriously forced upon us”. – Christina Fletcher
The playfulness of many of the activities make them engaging for parents and children alike! They include crafts, reflective activities, meditations, stories and poems. Christina understands that children need fun, varied ways to engage and that their attention spans can be short. Designed for 3-13 year-olds, there are activities suitable for all children in this age range and they be can used over again as needed. One of the weekly topics was An Introduction to Meditation, an area I was particularly interested to get tips on as I’m a “beginning meditator” myself. I was able to teach my 6-year-old a simple breathing meditation, which he has asked to do again more than once. I got some great ideas for “meditative activities” to do with my 3-year-old to introduce him to the idea of taking some quiet time to be with himself.
Christina has set up a Facebook group for parents using Spiritual Kids to share ideas & experiences and ask questions as they use the course materials. She is actively involved in this group, ready to help in any way she can.
The Spiritual Kids course, is helping me to make spirituality more dynamic and alive in our home. I am becoming more tuned into myself & my children and am better able to help my boys to tune into themselves. Christina has created this course with a full heart, sharing her wisdom in a way that allows families to bring their own perspective to the content and activities. It is both accessible for families who are new on their spiritual path and insightful in a way that will enrich the spiritual connection within families further along on their journey.
I got even more than I expected from Spiritual Kids – and my expectations were high because I love Christina’s work! It is an incredible resource and I am excited to see how it continues to deepen the spiritual connection within my family. For anyone looking for a way to shift from just talking about spirituality with their children to bringing it to life, the Spiritual Kids E-Course, available here at spirituallyawareparenting.com, will get you started and sustain your journey together.
Much love to you and your little souls,
29/8/17 – Since writing this review in May, I have purchased other products created by Christina for my personal use. As a keen user and supporter of her work, Christina has recently invited me to participate in an affiliate program. I share her offerings with you gladly, knowing from personal experience the incredible value they give to parents and their children.
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