Playgroups:

We're not playing around They're a lot of hard work and totally worth it I've just written How to Start a Playgroup: it's not comprehensive because context will change a lot of things but it's a great starting point if you're wanting to set one up and a good checklist if you're already running one. … Continue reading Playgroups:

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It’s Autism Awareness Month in the USA

Here are some ideas for how to make your Sunday School class more autism friendly There's never going to be an exhaustive list of 'things to do' nor will those things work for every child - I've compiled this list of maybe-this-or-maybe-that type things that I've found useful to think about when working with autistic … Continue reading It’s Autism Awareness Month in the USA

Testimony Time

The power of our stories And some hints on thinking about sharing yours I have just returned from a women's weekend away. There was fun, great teaching, weird American food and testimonies of what God has done and is doing in the lives of some of the women there. Some of these were told in … Continue reading Testimony Time

Bright Lights

In Dark Places An alternative to Halloween Halloween started as a chance to mock evil and let it have its last moment before the inevitable defeat of the forces of darkness by the King of Light. Therefore, I don't think there has to be a problem with celebrating Halloween.  That said there is a tendency … Continue reading Bright Lights

How to…

Help an anxious child whether it's first-day-jitters or an anxiety attack Anxiety (along with depression) is the most common mental health issue today.  Having just read Emma Scrivener's latest book A New Day which deals in part with anxiety and receiving some helpful guidance from secular sources because all the schools are preparing for a … Continue reading How to…

How to…

Be more inclusive for those with hearing impairments I hope these five, easy to implement, tips help with including those with difficulty hearing. I'd suggest trying to do these things even if all the kids in your class can hear perfectly as it may also help those with difficulty listening. Sorry for the delay in … Continue reading How to…