EDINBORO, Pa. — “Your Heart Is Calling: Activities to Inspire Conversations about Our Spiritual Interconnectedness” by Marian S. Taylor is a companion piece intended to be used with Taylor’s other children’s books, “Coming Down, Looking Up,” “I Am With You All Ways,” “See Only Love,” “We Are the Trees” and “Messages in the Clouds.” Designed to be used either alone at home or in group settings, “Your Heart Is Calling” features lessons related to each of her books that are intended to encourage readers to interact with the natural world and introduce them to the concept of miracles.
Taylor hopes the book will prompt conversation between children and adult figures in their lives. She explains, “Albert Einstein tells us, ‘There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle.’ It is my hope that the conversations bring us all to the place where we see miracles everywhere in everything.”
The book implements lesson plans that follow Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Building off this theory, Taylor presents myriad activities in a variety of modalities – linguistic, musical, spatial, mathematical – to inspire discussions revolving around interconnectedness.
Marian S. Taylor, Ed.D., is a retired university professor. Her career began at the elementary level where she taught first grade and served as a reading specialist. She was director of the university laboratory school and chairperson of a university department. She taught undergraduate and graduate classes while at the university, and spent many years directing the program for the development of reading specialists. Taylor has been involved with her family and with church activities. She is the mother of three grown children, and is proud of her grandchildren. More information is at www.MarianSTaylor.com.