Enhancing Circle Time for the Very Young

Author: Margaret Collins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781904315179
Format: PDF, ePub
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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).

Circle Time for the Very Young

Author: Margaret Collins
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1446241734
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Circle Time

Author: Teresa Bliss
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446264025
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written for the busy classroom teacher, this book provides quick access to an abundance of Circle Time activities. Building on the success of the first edition, this new book retains the original edition's clarity and ease-of-access, whilst providing more than twice as much material. It has also been updated to take account of new legislation, including Every Child Matters and The National Standard for Healthy Schools. Clear headers guide the reader to core games and appropriate themes, each with helpful hints for planning and implementation, and to assist the smooth running of the sessions. The theme section demonstrates ways of using core Circle Time activities such as 'Sentence Completion' and 'Silent Statements' to explore sensitive issues such as friendships and bullying. An important new feature is a structure to help readers understand what they should be expecting from pupils during Circle Time at each key stage. New and expanded sections on group work and the development of Circle Time are also included. This is a valuable resource for teachers, educational psychologists and youth workers, whether they are experienced Circle Time practitioners or new to the technique.

Farmer Duck

Author: Martin Waddell
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763689181
Format: PDF, Docs
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Farmer duck does all the work on the farm, because of the lazy farmer. When he collapses from exhaustion, the farmyard animals come up with a plan.

Circle Time Activities Grade Preschool

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Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 1620578840
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Turn circle time into learning time with Circle Time Activities. These activities foster social and emotional development and develop basic math, problem solving, language, music, movement, and literacy skills. A Concept and Activity Matrix are included to help educators identify, focus, assess, and enhance specific skills of each student. Its 160 pages include hundreds of child-tested and developmentally appropriate group activities.

The Bog Baby

Author: Jeanne Willis
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718194020
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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When two small sisters go fishing to the magic pond, they find something much better than a frog or a newt. They find a bog baby. Small and blue with wings like a dragon, the girls decide to make him their secret. I won't tell if you won't. But the bog baby is a wild thing, and when he becomes poorly, the girls decide they must tell their mum. And she tells them the greatest lesson, if you really love something, you have to let it go.

Duck in the Truck Read aloud by Harry Enfield

Author: Jez Alborough
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007410573
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is a read-along edition with audio synced to the text, performed by Harry Enfield. Watch out! Here comes Duck in a brand new edition of the first book in the million copy bestselling series!

The Man on the Moon

Author: Simon Bartram
Publisher: Templar Publishing
ISBN: 1783707364
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The everyday story of an ordinary man? Well, sort of. Bob is the man on the moon, and he has a very special job, looking after the moon, cleaning it up, showing visitors around and selling souvenirs.

Write Dance in the Early Years

Author: Ragnhild Oussoren
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1849201390
Format: PDF
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By using music and movement to introduce handwriting to children, this text improves children's motor skills and provides a strong foundation for writing.

Emotional Literacy in the Early Years

Author: Christine Bruce
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446247910
Format: PDF
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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.