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Circle Time for Pre-School

Last post 10-04-2016, 5:04 AM by Voss. 0 replies.
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  •  10-04-2016, 5:04 AM 899952

    Circle Time for Pre-School

    CCircle Time Activities and Ideas for Preschoolers

    Almost all early childhood child care and preschool programs have at least one circle time in their daily schedule. Your circle time should reflect the needs and interests of the children in your care. Take a look at the circle time ideas presented below for inspiration.

    Most circle times have some common activities:

    • Songs
    • Calendar
    • Weather
    • Stories
    • Other Language or Literacy Activities

    Make sure you have a defined space that you use each day for circle time. Give each preschooler a specific spot to sit with enough space that they do not have to touch one another. Carpet squares work well for this.

    Follow the same basic schedule each day for circle time. That way the children know what to expect as well as what is expected of them. This does not mean that you cannot vary activities; it just means that you are creating a routine for the preschoolers will follow. Choose activities that work for your class. Each group will be different, so you may have to adapt. Some children love singing songs while others would much rather listen to a story.

    PPreschool Circle Time Sample Schedule

    1. Hello Song
    2. Calendar
    3. Weather
    4. Story
    5. Game or Activity
    6. Song

    SSongs for Preschoolers During Circle Time

    1,2 You know what to do.
    3,4 Sit on the floor.
    5,6 Your feet you fix.
    7,8 Sit up straight.
    9,10 Let's listen again.

    Hands upon my head I place
    Upon my shoulders and on my face
    At my waist and by my side
    And then behind me they will hide
    And then I'll raise them way up high
    And let my fingers fly, fly, fly
    With a clap, clap, clap
    And a one, two, three
    Lets see how quiet we can be!

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