Circle Time for the Very Young

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SAGE Publications, Mar 18, 2011 - 192 pages
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 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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
How to use this book
5
A Framework for Circle Time
8
PSHE in Circle Time
13
Working with younger and older children
16
The structure for Circle Times in this book
18
Theme 1 Friends and friendships
20
Theme 2 Growing and growing up
40
Theme 4 Selfesteem
80
Theme 5 Keeping healthy
96
Theme 6 Feelings and persuasion
112
Theme 7 Citizenship
132
Theme 8 Loss grief and separation
152
Using childrens literature
169
Resources
174
Copyright

Theme 3 Keeping safe
60

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