A corner for children

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A corner for children

Postby nirmal » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:52 pm

Would it be wise to have a forum for children where they could read simple stories on the Dharma ? It should have pictures of the Buddhas.Even knowing the names of the Buddhas and learning simple mantras associated to them is a good start for our children.Children can be very gifted and are good at remembering names.Most look at a picture and can give us the name of the Buddha from their sharp memories.Simple Dharma related stories could give them a better footing in Buddhism.Most of them are even better than us at the computer.Parents could sit with them for a few minutes a day explaining the Dharma to them.However those registered in this section, should be barred to post or comment in all the other sections. They should only be given access to their little corner.
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Re: A corner for children

Postby Blue Garuda » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:53 pm

Good idea.

I came across this Buddhist education resource which has downloads for children's classes:

http://16guidelines.org/publications/29-ready-set-happy


''Ready Set Happy, published in June 2008, is a collection of songs, poems, plays, games, and science experiments for children, families and teachers, based on the 16 Guidelines for life. It has been designed for 7- to 11-year-olds but is also being used with younger and older children. Ready Set Happy is currently being trialled worldwide; the plan is to create a hard copy version for public sale when the trial is complete.''

The site talks of a publication eventually being offered, but the downloads look great!
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Re: A corner for children

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:12 pm

Hi all,

We have a Dharma Stories section :)

It's here http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewforum.php?f=33

Best,
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Re: A corner for children

Postby Blue Garuda » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:14 am

For the younger ones, colouring mandalas etc is fun - and of course right now they can make a snow Buddha if they have the materials outside. Avoid yellow snow.. :)
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Re: A corner for children

Postby nirmal » Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:50 pm

Yeshe wrote:For the younger ones, colouring mandalas etc is fun - and of course right now they can make a snow Buddha if they have the materials outside. Avoid yellow snow.. :)


and probably very simple stories on Buddha's life.
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