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.
Chapter 5: Dream Journeys in Key Stage One and the Foundation Stage
Dream Journeys in Key Stage One and the Foundation Stage
Dream journeys are a creative visualisation where children listen to, visualise and relax into a story being read to them. On occasions, the dream journey can take the place of an idea with the accompaniment of music. The stories read to younger children should be introducing relaxation techniques of lying or sitting down with their eyes closed or concentrating on a bubble lamp or listening to quiet music. They should begin to teach the children how to use their senses of seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling. The stories should appeal to these senses, but also some should just be about the concentration on the use ...