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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.

Useful Tips on How to Perform a Circle Time Lesson
Useful tips on how to perform a circle time lesson

Each lesson in the book can be copied on to card and is written in the following format:

An Introduction

Opening round game or warm-ups (there may be two sections here).

Main Feature

Linked usually to the lesson objective, at this point, the lesson objective should be introduced to the children in ‘child’ speak, e.g. Bathtime bear. “We are going to help each other to solve problems and to discuss how we feel when a problem happens.” The main feature could be a game, discussion or problem solving activity.

Additional Ideas

These are extra activities to support the Circle Time theme. They could be a song, activity, round, etc.

Lesson Ending

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