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.

Introducing Creative Circle Time

Introducing creative circle time

This chapter gives you an example of a teachers script introducing both the bear and the alphabetical bear game to the class.

Example Script

“Today we are going to begin our Circle Time sessions and to help us talk in our circle, I have brought along a very special friend. Our special friend is asleep, in this box in front of us, he is here to help us talk about lots of ideas and to help us learn how to make the right choices.”

“In Circle Time we answer questions and talk together sitting in a circle. We are a friendship group who help each other solve problems. We pass ideas around the circle and we all try to speak, when ...

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