Enhancing Circle Time for the Very Young
Activities for 3 to 7 Year Olds to Do before, During and after Circle Time
- Margaret Collins - Educational Consultant, Southampton
Classroom Activities | Early Childhood Education | Early Childhood Social Skills
Written for anyone using Circle Time with 3 to 7 year olds, this book sets out strategies and activities for making the most out of Circle Time sessions. Pre and post-activities are included, to encourage children to focus on the content of Circle Time as a way of sharing their work, ideas and thoughts.
The book provides 11 different themes that can be linked to PSHCE, ranging from Caring for Others to Keeping Safe. Each theme provides:
o Circle Time activities
o Draw and Talk
o follow-up activities and suggestions for display
o reflections and evaluations.
Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of infant and first schools. She is now Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on PSHE.