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As teachers have become familiar and confident with the Circle Time technique they need further ideas and resources to help them develop this type of work with young people. This engaging book will help teachers who want to use the collaborative and co-operative method of learning to widen it from PSHE to other parts of the curriculum. It allows the teacher to develop a particular theme using key questions, activities and games. The unique links to storytelling and literacy skills will make this book highly popular with primary teachers.

Introduction
Introduction

Being read to and reading are traditional classroom activities. Reading stories to a group of young children can be a pleasurable, calming and engrossing experience for both the reader and the listener. Stories are also a powerful means of developing thinking and learning skills.

Stories:

  • are an easily accessible medium that can arouse curiosity and wonder in children — the all-important first ‘spark’ of the learning process
  • contribute to the development of imagination, language and a love of reading
  • allow children to learn about other people's lives and see how they deal with problems, relationships and feelings.

The eagerness of children to talk about and share their own stories is a motivation for this book. The use of story allows students to get their ideas out and about. Although ...

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