What is Spiritual Playdate?
Spiritual Playdate is an inclusive, interfaith web-based program that supports fun, engaging, social, and emotional learning while building the bridges of acceptance through group “Playdates” in the home or elsewhere. Kids and their parents, teachers, or mentors discover their beliefs through a diverse framework of faith-based and spiritual resources that we provide, which cover a variety of topics including World Religion, The Golden Rule, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Love, Sacred Spaces, Spiritual Teachers, and more. In addition, we offer resources for interfaith and community outreach.
Spiritual Playdate can also be used as a curriculum for youth organizations. Click here to become an affiliate.
Spiritual Playdate is an L3C company: a mission-based corporation that puts its mission above its bottom line. Through a culture of conscious leadership and a focus on serving the global community, we seek to foster spiritual dialogue, creating a platform for understanding and communication. While contributions to L3Cs are not tax-deductible, contributions made to Spiritual Playdate by socially-conscientious organizations and individuals are applied directly to supporting our mission.
Who is Spiritual Playdate For?
Spiritual Playdate is for anyone and everyone, and is organized into easy-to-follow topics for specific age groups, developed to be age appropriate. This way, parents, teachers, and mentors are able to present our topics to best suit their playgroup.
Bright Spirits (Ages 5 through 7)
Spirit Pals (Ages 8 through 10)
And coming soon… Peace Teens for ages 11 through 17!
*These groupings are by no means set in stone. Only you are aware of what the children in your playgroup are ready for.
Why Spiritual Playdate?
What are we teaching our children?
Our kids go to school and learn the basic subjects we all grew up with. They expand their horizons through extracurricular activities: sports, dance, theater, and other “clubs.”
But what about their spiritual growth? Where do they encounter big concepts such as god, the universe, or spirituality? Where do they learn the social skills to appreciate and connect to others? How do they become self-aware? In a place of worship? At home? Through nature? The idea of expanding our children spiritually can be so daunting that we may put off having those important discussions. Maybe our own spiritual upbringing was so disappointing that the idea of revisiting it with our children is unthinkable, and we avoid it entirely. That’s a missed opportunity for connection with our kids.
What about encouraging them to think critically so they can discover their own spirituality? Sounds great! But how in the world do we do that? We asked ourselves these same questions – and for these reasons and many more, Spiritual Playdate was created.
Isn’t it time to play? Now you can have a Playdate with a purpose.