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Circle Time for the Very Young

Circle Time for the Very Young

Third Edition

April 2011 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Circle Time for the Very Young has been used by teachers and practitioners alike for the last ten years! Now in its Third Edition, this book has been fully updated and includes a CD Rom to help you with Circle Time in your early years setting.

Circle Time is used to help form positive relationships, increase confidence and self-esteem and provide a safe environment to explore feelings and opinions.

Covering the 3 to 9 age range and focused on the core PSHE themes this book contains the following to help you establish, and maintain, circle time in your setting:

  • An explanation of circle time and how it works
  • Over 100 plans for different circle time sessions
  • Different plans for both young and older children
  • Activity sheets to use at the end of each session
  • Evaluation sheets to use at the end of the each theme

All the activity and evaluation sheets can be printed from the new CD-Rom making it an ideal resource for those that want to use circle time but don't have time to plan the sessions.

This book is easily used in any setting and is a must-have for busy practitioners.

How to Use This Book
A Framework for Circle Time
PSHE in Circle Time
Working with Younger (three to six Years) and Older (six to nine Years) Children
The Structure for Circle Times in This Book
Theme 1: Friends and Friendships

Theme 2: Growing and Growing Up

Theme 3: Keeping Safe

Theme 4: Self-Esteem

Theme 5: Keeping Healthy

Theme 6: Feelings and Persuasion

Theme 7: Citizenship

Theme 8: Loss, Grief and Separation

Using Children's Literature

An informative text

Mrs Vivien Linington
Department of Education, University of the Witwatersrand
April 30, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

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ISBN: 9780857024244

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