This creative book uses music, song, poetry and a host of practical activities to engage young children in Circle Time. It contains 26 practical themes based on the letters of the alphabet. Busy teachers will find the ideas and resources invaluable in helping them make their Circle Time sessions innovative and exciting. The benefits to the children participating in these sessions will be the development of: - self-esteem - relationships - communications - spiritual and moral development. There are links to Citizenship objectives and help with planning notes. This is an exciting and comprehensive resource that links Circle Time to the Early Years curriculum.

How to Use This Book
How to use this book

This book has been written for both experienced and inexperienced Circle Time practitioners. To make it easily accessible to the teacher for each lesson you will need the following resources.

Firstly a CD is enclosed which has images of the poems and bears for each letter of the alphabet. These need to be printed and copied on to A3 or A4 paper and laminated.

The poems and letters are written in alphabetical order and introduced on a weekly basis to the children. To aid visual stimulation for the children, A3 and A4 posters can be reproduced to display the letters in alphabetical order around the classroom. These can therefore be referred to on a regular basis, in Literacy ...

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