To promote healthy eating habits, the author engages children in draw-and-talk or draw-and-write activities and provides teachers with essential instructional resources.

Circle Time Framework

Circle time framework

The framework involves very small circles or even groups for the youngest children and a regular pattern, with:

  • welcome – a name using activity – (for example, ‘Good morning, Tasha’.)
  • teacher's time – for informal exchange of information.
  • children's time, for telling important views.
  • the ‘meat’ of the session – in this case one of the sections.
  • a fun ending – for example, a game or a song.
  • explicit rules so that children know exactly what is expected of them.

Involving Techniques

In Circle Time it is really important to involve all the children and so the first activity and some others have various techniques to help children to feel involved. They are:

  • wave – wave a hand if you agree
  • raise a hand/thumb or put a hand on shoulders ...
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