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Enhancing Circle Time for the Very Young

Enhancing Circle Time for the Very Young
Activities for 3 to 7 Year Olds to Do before, During and after Circle Time

October 2003 | 108 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Written for anyone using Circle Time with 3 to 7 year olds, this book sets out strategies and activities for making the most out of Circle Time sessions. Pre and post-activities are included, to encourage children to focus on the content of Circle Time as a way of sharing their work, ideas and thoughts.

The book provides 11 different themes that can be linked to PSHCE, ranging from Caring for Others to Keeping Safe. Each theme provides:

o aims

o Circle Time activities

o Draw and Talk

o follow-up activities and suggestions for display

o resources

o reflections and evaluations.

Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of an infant and first school, and the author of the hugely popular 'Circle Time for the Very Young'. She is now Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes and co-writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE).


Caring for Others

Being Fair

Rules, Risks and Taking Care

Keeping Safe

Keeping Safe in the Sun

Travel to School

Caring for the Environment



Pets and Other Animals


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