Product reviews for A Moon on Water

Simon Percival
A Moon on Water is quite literally a wonderful, practical book. Written to help teachers develop children`s spiritual intelligence, it is full of wonder about our connection to the cosmos. It asks children to consider some Big Questions about the wonder of everyday life and encourages them towards their own enlightenment.

But spiritual need not mean religious. This message appears in several forms throughout the book, beginning when the authors each outline what spirituality means to them and how it affects their lives. Like their `Looking from Another Angle` exercise, they have each brought their own viewpoint to this fundamental issue and used their particular strengths and experience to help the children see that perspective in order to discover their own. The result is a vista of approaches - from story to sound - that shares the wonder through topics that explore meanings around us, choice and change, talents and gifts, harmony and discord, morals and obligations, and opportunity, amongst many others.

This is a book of collected wisdom from different times and cultures for modern classrooms. It is bound together with activities to bring alive the stories, proverbs, songs, quotes and ideas in order that children can make sense of themselves and the world in which they live. But it will leave any reader feeling like they have been gently prompted into positively examining their life.
Guest | 10/02/2011 00:00
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