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Days at daycare go by so fast that sometimes, we forget to take time to relax and chat with the children we care for. Sitting together, as a group, and talking for a few minutes has many advantages! However, you may be worried about problems which frequently occur during circle time. Children's attention span is often very short during discussion periods and circle time can easily become a very noisy part of the day! Here are a few suggestions which may help you gain control and lead circle time:
There are so many reasons to gather for circle time:
Planning circle time
Just like workshops or planned activities, you must prepare for circle time.
Circle time for very young children
Even at a very young age, planning circle time is possible. These precious moments must fulfill the following conditions to ensure they are effective.
Organizing a circle time area
Invite children into the circle time area
(Open circle time songs)
Animate circle time
Circle time is an important part of the day. It is often neglected due to lack of time. I hope these tips will make circle time more enjoyable for you and your group.
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