Circle Time for Young Children

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Education - 132 pages

This highly practical book will explain how to put the principles for early years education into practice through well-structured and purposeful circle time lesson plans. Jenny Mosley, the UK's leading expert on circle time, provides accessible guidance on:

  • incorporating the curriculum for personal, social and emotional development
  • enabling children to understand universal moral skills
  • developing young children's emotional intelligence
  • helping children to practise problem-solving skills.

Each chapter in this book explains circle time in a 'why? what? how?' format, and includes tick-sheets, bullet-pointed pages and examples showing how the theory works in practice.

Developed to closely mirror one of the major modules in the GNVQ in Childcare (levels 1 and 2), this is an invaluable and fun tool for developing young children's understanding of their feelings and relationships.

 

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Contents

Emotional Intelligence
1
Moral values the Golden Rules
34
Learning skills
40
How to deliver Quality Circle Time meetings
44
Circle Time Sessions
51
Further creative approaches to Circle Time
99
Index
131
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Circle time is a simple yet effective strategy, proven to be one of the most effective ways of promoting positive behaviour and respectful relationships in early years environments.

This highly practical book will explain how to put the principles for early years education into practice through well-structured and purposeful circle time lesson plans. Jenny Mosley, the UK's leading expert on circle time, provides accessible guidance on:

* incorporating the curriculum for personal, social and emotional development
* enabling children to understand universal moral skills
* developing young children's emotional intelligence
* helping them to practise problem-solving skills.

Each chapter in this book explains circle time in a 'why? what? how?' format, and includes tick-sheets, bullet-pointed pages and examples showing how the theory works in practice.

Developed to closely mirror one of the major modules in the GNVQ in Childcare (levels 1 and 2), this an invaluable and fun tool for developing young children's understanding of their feelings and relationships.