Kneeling tables for work time . . . PLUS help for a storyteller with mobility issues!

Kneeling tables for work time . . . PLUS help for a storyteller with mobility issues!

These little “Lack” tables from Ikea (about $10 each) are 18″ square and 18″ high. I was fortunate to get my maintenance staff at school to cut the legs down to 12″ high. I did this when I was preparing for knee surgery and was unable to get down on the floor. Four of these tables can be placed in a vertical line (a la “Faces”), a horizontal line (“Creation,” “Advent,” or any Volume 6 story), or made into a square for a big central space (“Parable of the Good Shepherd,” or any parable). Fortunately, I am now able to be on the floor again, but that may not always be the case. Know that what really matters is being close to the children and placing the story materials where they can see (hence the 12″ height rather than 18″). I hope this helps someone else!

About threegreatdays

The Rev. Dr. Rosemary Beales is a Godly Play Trainer in the U.S.; an Episcopal Priest; Chaplain at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia; a Godly Play Practitioner since 1996; and a mother and grandmother. Every day I get to be with 400 children at school and on weekends when I'm lucky, with my four terrific grandsons and three lively granddaughters. As a Godly Play practitioner, I want to spread the word about this life-giving, Montessori-based way of nurturing children in the Christian story and life. Godly Play, the creation of the Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman and his wife Thea, is used in many denominations and in many countries, and has been translated into at least seven languages. This blog is not an official publication of the Godly Play Foundation (see but seeks to be a clearinghouse for ideas and experiences of teachers, trainers, and parents. Join the conversation!

One response to “Kneeling tables for work time . . . PLUS help for a storyteller with mobility issues!”

  1. Sheila says :

    Hi Rosemary, I shared this on “Saturday Shout Outs!”:

    Thanks for sharing!

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