Making Silence

Godly Play Digital

Jerome W. Berryman

Sep/2017, 7 Pages, INSTANT DOWNLOAD

SKU: 9781640650619

Why is the practice of silence and all of its four fundamental relationships important for children? We can force children to be silent, but it is stillness (from within) that children need if they are going to learn anything well. We can't fill a cup that is already full of noise. The ability to contemplate creates the space for filling and it is the foundation for wonder, which opens the creative process, which in turn gives us life.

Jerome W. Berryman is the founder of Godly Play and has wide experience working with children ages 2-18. Writer, lecturer and workshop leader, Rev. Berryman is Senior Fellow of the Center for the Theology of Childhood. He is the author of The Complete Guide to Godly Play, Teaching Godly Play, Children and the Theologians, and The Spiritual Guidance of Children: Montessori, Godly Play and the Future.