Does anyone use Godly Play in the WoRM or in other areas of your education program? I'm exploring possibilities for a second hour program and other options for preschoolers. How do you use it?
As Cindy's original post notes, Rotation educators often have other program needs! ...and as you will see by the responses, some Rotations INCORPORATE "Godly Play" and preschoolers in their Rotations. For more about Preschoolers in Rotation, go to the Article by that name in the Rotation Setup Resource Forum
Godly Play is a creative curriculum for Preschoolers-K created by Jerome Berryman. In short, the children learn to tell the story by seeing it presented by a storyteller, and then playing through it. Thus, in Godly Play classrooms, it is very common to see "story play kits" organized on a shelf. Typically, the teacher tells the story by introducing the kit and adding/manipulating the props one by one. Then the children reproduce that and play with the story.
The technique of using "story kits" has been around a long time, and is sometimes used in Storytelling, Art or DRAMA Workshops in the Rotation Model with older children.
Keeping the story-kits out and available for unstructured play becomes an opportunity to refresh the child's memory and expand their understanding. Thus, while you might not officially do "Godly Play" in your rotation, you might want to take note of this memory-empowering concept!