When I’m Shining with Light
Audience: Kinder and Primary School Children
The ‘Shining with Light’ series are books that have been written for young children in a way that captures a child’s sense of wonder and learning, encapsulated in fun rhyme and story telling. The stories develop life skills such as friendship and social skills that children can relate to and put into practice in their everyday lives and experiences.
The ‘When I’m shining with Light’ series is based on the nine Fruit of the Spirit and covers teaching on friendship and social skills. The understandings in these books are based on biblical truths.
What happens when we love Gods way? He brings gifts into our lives much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard- things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick to things, a sense of compassion in the heart and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.
Galatians 5:22 (The Message)
Skills, qualities and values that are taught in the ‘When I’m shining with Light’ series
It’s at the root of our self-esteem and to accepting diversity and inclusion of others.
Being content, trusting and obedient through relationships.
The essential ingredient into building friendships, showing friendly behaviour and developing social skills.
The idea that sharing and waiting for a turn creates a sense of fulfilment through endurance.
Developing honesty and truthfulness.
Personal resolve to see something through with perseverance and commitment.
Being helpful, humble and even-tempered balancing life and wellbeing.
Having mastery over and regulating strong emotions.
Bringing friendship skills together.