59 Poems, Fingerplays, and Prayers
Have you ever considered that the steady rhythm of poetry can remind children of their mother’s heartbeat? Sister Kathleen Glavich knows it’s true.
Children seem to be born with an appetite for rhyme, rhythm, and repetition. In her many years in the classroom, Sister Kathleen has used popular and original songs and poems to teach her youngest students how to pray, share, respect one another, and discover they are lovable — concepts that build a strong foundation for knowing, loving, and serving God. Poetry is a way to introduce preschoolers to the wonders of the natural world and the treasures of our Catholic faith.
The Heartbeat of Faith includes poems and prayers on “Me and My Family,” “God and God’s Family,” “The World,” “Bible Stories,” “Special Days,” and “My Prayers.” Share a poem each day and take a few minutes to engage your children in discussion using the “We Talk” questions. You’ll be surprised their ability to remember and how much your family life will be animated by “the heartbeat of faith.”