Circle Time:  The Importance of Planning

Circle Time: The Importance of Planning

Circle time and small group time should be fun and flexible while having a routine that the children can predict and count on. There are many possible elements and it’s important to include the ones that are right for your age group. Don’t feel required to include anything that isn’t right for you and don’t be afraid to include things that may not seem traditional. Let’s explore! Course length  – 2.0 hours.
The course answers the following questions:
  • Should every classroom do circle time every day?
  • What elements need to be included in circle time?
  • Should circle time be the same each day?
  • How can I be flexible and yet keep with my routine?
  • What are some ways to keep the children’s attention during circle time?
  • How do I transition into circle time?
  • When is the best time of day for circle time?
  • Should I introduce a foreign language in circle time?
  • Do I have to do weather and calendar in circle time?


Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of small group times for children.
  • Utilize the knowledge of multiple possibilities for components that can make their circle times more effective.
  • Create a new method or preparing for circle time in order to achieve better results.


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