About the Author:
Morgan Simone Daleo has been teaching, performing and utilizing the arts as a means of fostering creativity and spiritual development in both children and adults for two decades. As a storyteller, she weaves together movement, gesture and the power of words to inspire people of all ages. Her extensive experience in the performing arts has taken her from Broadway to schools, colleges and festivals throughout the United States and abroad.
|A 1997 Parent’s Choice Approval Award & MAPA Best Inspirational Book Award|
About the Book:
Morgan Simone Daleo has created a practical and attractive handbook for parents and teachers wishing to instill spiritual values in children. Taking an approach based in Christianity but influenced by Eastern philosophy, the author suggests that her curriculum be used as a starting point for those wishing to teach the values of their own religious traditions. Each of the 10 chapters includes activities involving movement, art, storytelling and music for a particular value: service, self-reliance, community, history, compassion, beauty, balance and joy. For example, the chapter on history has an exercise on interviewing a grandparent for an oral biography and the chapter on beauty has a lesson on painting a water-color. A helpful resource list at the end of each chapter recommends books and music for adults and children, while a more general resource list on spirituality and children is included at the end of the book. This well-designed, straightforward book will be useful for many parents, teachers and home schoolers.
Professional Praises for Curriculum of Love:
“Curriculum of Love offers much-needed practical guidance on how to nurture spiritual values in children…it provides a wealth of simple, fun yet profound creative experiences designed to lift the spirit and hearts of children and adults everywhere.”
Robin Casarjian, Educator, Author of
Forgiveness: A Bold Choice for A Peaceful Heart
“There are important lessons children need to learn that are not contained in schoolbooks…Curriculum of Love contains dozens of ideas and exercises to stimulate a child’s spiritual growth.”
Union-News - Springfield, MA
“An example of how real-life parenting information provides Moms and Dads everywhere with the tools to build better families.”
National Public Radio’s “Parents Journal with Bobbi Connor”
|Name:||Curriculum of Love|
By: Morgan Simone Daleo
(Cultivating the Spiritual Nature of Children )