Children at home: Sacred Space
A good starting point for nurturing children's spiritual development is designating a sacred space in the home. It could be a corner in a room, a space under the stairs or on a landing. It should be somewhere that can be treated a bit differently and is comfortable and attractive. A focus with symbolic objects helps to set the scene.
We started with a simple focus on a small stool and things developed gradually over time -
- this grew to a small table -
- to a bookcase -
- to a simple Godly Play focus -
- to a liturgical focus -
- and now it's taken over a whole room!