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"God Is a Superhero!"

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In our early childhood centers, we provide children with opportunities to explore their thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

In one classroom this year, the children were particularly interested in superheroes. As they discussed their theories on different superheroes in our community, one child exclaimed, “God is a superhero!” Eager to learn more, the children then pondered over the wonders of creation. 

Through our daily teachings and interactions at school, we strive to guide the children in feeling connected to and loved by God. 

In our early childhood centers, we provide children with opportunities to explore their thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Play is a powerful and essential means for this to happen. We find ways for children to voice their ideas and seek understanding of their perspective. 

In one classroom this year, the children were particularly interested in superheroes. The teachers gave the children space to co-construct limits on superhero play and to compare notions and beliefs about superheroes. As they discussed their theories on different superheroes in our community, one child exclaimed, “God is a superhero!” Another child challenged that theory, “But God is so far away, he is up in the sky.” The children further explained that God is a superhero because “God helps people do things every day. Like fix people and fix toys and fix tools.” The children believe that God knows when people need help: “He answers people when they do a prayer...” and “God whispers something in your ear, and then you go do it.” 

Yet, they wanted more answers about God. One child leapt up suddenly in excitement and shared, “The ‘Rab Guy’ and Jason, they know a lot about God; we need to ask them!” 

Our spiritual development begins at birth, with the connectedness and trust an infant feels in being held, fed, and cuddled by his parents. Toddlers’ spirituality reflects how absorbed they are in the wonder of creation. They want to touch and explore everything. As children grow, they soak up the knowledge and love of God in lots of ways. Through our daily teachings and interactions at school, we strive to guide the children in feeling connected to and loved by God. 

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