Circle Time for Young Children

Author: Jenny Mosley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317636589
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Jenny Mosley's quality circle time model involves establishing an on-going, timetabled process of circle-meetings for adults and children. As a basis for teaching relationship skills, enhancing self-esteem and building a positive behaviour management and anti-bullying policy, circle time will not only increase confidence and "emotional intelligence" in pupils, but should also contribute towards a positive whole-school ethos. Fully updated in light of changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage, 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. This is an invaluable and fun tool for developing young children's understanding of their feelings and relationships.

Essential Nursery Management

Author: Susan Hay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134085516
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written by a highly acclaimed expert in the field, this practical and accessible book addresses all the critical aspects of effective nursery management. From leadership skills and one-to-one skills, developing and monitoring the curriculum; and staff training and appraisals, to astute financial management; marketing strategies and evaluating your nursery's service, this new, fully revised edition of Essential Nursery Management recognizes the huge changes that have taken place in public policy and parental awareness which have inspired practitioners to strive for quality and sustainability in their child care provision. Supported by real-life case-studies, examples of policies, procedures and rotas that can be adapted by the reader, Essential Nursery Management takes a close look at the political and social context in which child care services are provided today and asks: What do parents expect? What do employers want for their workforces? What rights do children have? How can child care providers work together for the benefit of children and families? This book will be invaluable to anyone wishing to fully engage with the demanding role of managing any early years settings, whether as part of studying at GNVQ or Foundation degree level or in day-to-day practice.

Emotional Literacy in the Early Years

Author: Christine Bruce
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446247910
Format: PDF, ePub
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Emotional literacy and health and wellbeing have been placed at the heart of good practice by the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England, and the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland, and this book provides clear guidance and lots of practical strategies for how to implement this ethos in your setting. Offering an explanation of emotional literacy, why it matters and how to make it happen in practice, this book looks at ways to promote and develop emotional literacy with young children through: - Circle Time - drama - storytelling - physical education - outdoor play - active learning It highlights the benefits of this ethos for all, and looks at how the emotionally literate setting supports inclusion and promotes achievement. Full of case studies of children aged 3 to 8, ideas for practice, photographs, points for reflection, photocopiable materials, and accompanied by a wide range of downloadable material available on the SAGE website, this is an indispensable guide for the early years practitioner. It is highly relevant to those looking at the transition from Early Years to Primary education, as well as the social, emotional and behavioural needs of young children.

More Quality Circle Time

Author: Jenny Mosley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781855032705
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A guide to enhancing self-esteem, self-discipline and positive relationships through classroom circle time sessions.

Circle Time

Author: Teresa Bliss
Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781412920261
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This text aims to reflect the changes that have occurred, including Every Child Matters and The National Standard for Healthy Schools. It features various themes, learning outcomes and extended sections on bullying, arguing and fighting. It also includes 'helpful hints' to support the smooth running of the sessions.

Thinking and learning about mathematics in the early years

Author: Linda Pound
Publisher:
ISBN:
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How can early years practitioners help young children to become not only numerate but aspiring mathematicians who love numbers, shapes and mathematical comparisons? The introduction of the Foundation Stage has led to practitioners seeking ways to teach maths which are more in line with the creative and playful ways young children learn other subjects. Linda Pound draws on current thinking about children's mathematical development to show how you can encourage and enhance the numeracy skills of any child in the early years by linking maths to every-day life situations and making it a playful and enjoyable cross-curricular activity. This highly practical and engaging text includes chapters on: why maths is often seen as 'hard' and what practitioners can do to help young children be more successful exploring shapes, space, measures and patterns how to make maths more fun and playful, using games, humour, stories and rhymes using music and dance to enhance mathematical understanding encouraging children to see the connection between maths and everyday experiences through, for example sorting, matching and guessing creating an environment for mathematical development, indoors and out Concluding with a chapter on how practitioners and parents can become more confident in their use of maths, this user-friendly text, packed full of ideas, is essential reading for practitioners in any early years setting. Students on Early Education courses will also find much here to inspire them.

Magic Circles

Author: Murray White
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857026798
Format: PDF, ePub
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'This book is an essential starting point for practitioners who are new to Circle Time as it includes activities specifically for adults, helping to familiarise themselves with the process' - Early Years Update 'This is an excellent book full of practical circle time activities and experiences....The benefits of the potential life skills acquired through the use of this resource are immeasurable because it will help communication and problem solving skills, show participants how to be flexible, to get along with others, deal with conflict, take sensible measured risks and make wise decisions' - Early Years Educator 'Working as a supportive reference, resource manual and catalyst, the text affirms the partnership between school, family and community...[It] will boost the effectiveness of Circle Time - as a respected program in social / emotional learning, and tool for empowering youth' - Bendigo Weekly 'The beauty of this book lies in the simplicity of the activities. Anyone can follow the instructions and get amazing results. Individuals who have developed walls around themselves as a defence to cover up their low self esteem also react with wonder and bewilderment during these activities. A good self affirming experience during Circle Time goes a long way in helping us manage the darkest moments of our lives. Even the most reticent people open up during Circle Time' - Aroona Sharma, Ex-Head PSHE The British School, New Delhi, Counsellor, Psychotherapist Murray White was the first British author to publish a book on Circle Time and his classic Magic Circles helped to raise the profile and popularity of Circle Time during the 90s. This new and revised edition provides both the theoretical underpinnings and practical advice you need to help raise self-esteem through Circle Time. The resource also includes a 60 minute audio CD to introduce guided imagery to help build self-esteem. It takes the listener through a number of journeys, helping to develop imagination, improve concentration and increase self - confidence. The book provides a range of exciting activities to use in Circle Time to develop a sense of: · security · identity · belonging · purpose · competence · well-being The benefits of participation in this process both for individuals and society are clearly explained. The ability to communicate well, take sensible risks, make wise decisions, be flexible, deal with conflict and stress, solve problems and get along with others are all enhanced by this experience. To take account of the popularity of the first edition among adults, circle activities are now included especially for their use. Everyone will benefit from the Circle Times in this book. Murray White represents the U.K. on the International Council for Self Esteem and emerges as the earliest and most significant influence on the establishment of Circle Time in the UK.

50 Fantastic Ideas for Circle Time

Author: Judith Harries
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472952650
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Circle time stimulates learning in all areas of development – from the improvement of social skills and positive relationships to encouraging children to listen to each other within a caring and respectful environment. Judith Harries brings together creative ideas for circle time where learning can be shared and music and drama can be enjoyed. The book includes circle time activities and games that cover all of the Early Learning Goals through the sharing of thoughts, feelings and experiences. It can also be used across the curriculum, including helping children with literacy and mathematics through phonics and number games. This timeless collection of ideas featuring colourful and fun photography is a fantastic resource with many new activities for circle time, as well as some old favourites.

Literacy and Young Children

Author: Diane M. Barone
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572308190
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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One of two parents' guides based on the revised National Curriculum, this book is intended as an introduction to Key Stages 1 and 2. The need for parents to be involved in their children's education has taken root in recent years. To be able to make choices, however, parents need to be informed. This book is intended to enable them to get to grips with the elements of the National Curriculum and topical issues.