What, Why and How
A NOTE TO PARENTS & TEACHERS:
I’m very pleased you found this, virtues based, children’s story website. There’s no
cost, so you can just relax and enjoy the content. All documents have copyright, and cannot be printed and sold. However, I invite you to print and give to other children, friends and family. If you are a member of the Bahá’í Faith, you may consider a donation to the National Fund.
Service to humanity is a basic teaching of the Bahá’í Faith. There are many ways to serve, however, I am particularly inspired by the following quote from the Writings:
“The education and training of children is among the most meritorious acts of humankind.”
I feel fortunate that I derive so much enjoyment and fulfillment from writing for children and adults. I have, for many years, served as a Bahá’í children’s class teacher and been blessed with the publication of 3 children’s stories by the Australian and U.S. Bahá’í Publishing Trusts. My stories and poems have also been included in Dayspring, a children’s magazine published in the United Kingdom. Additionally, I have contributed many essays to BahaiTeachings.org.
Education is comprised of two elements, material and spiritual. The emphasis here is spiritual. Refining oneself spiritually includes attaining virtues that not only advance a human soul, but civilization as well. The following defines my approach:
“Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.”
All prayers, stories and poems that are included are meant to reinforce for children that they are inherently spiritual beings with the ability to polish their “own gems”
(virtues), thus becoming radiant beings.
This is not a Bahá’í space, it’s a space for all. I believe children from all Faiths, or of no particular Faith, can benefit from attaining virtues that will bless their lives into the future.
Please Enjoy! Judy Cobb
The Bahá’í Story Lady