Circle time is a great way for preschoolers to get a sense of community with other kids their age and enhance their social skills and improve their attention span. At Children’s Campus, we start each day with circle time for our children. We believe that starting with circle time helps to introduce the topics and plans for the day. Here are some benefits of a successful circle time for preschoolers.
Establish Community – My having circle time, or group time, our preschoolers greet each other and learn awareness of other kids. This kind of interaction helps to enhance the social skills of toddlers. They learn that each child is valued as a member of the group.
Plan it Out – Use circle time to go over the day’s plans and topics. With all the kids in the class together, everyone will know what the class will be doing. Kids are always curious and circle time is a good opportunity for them to ask questions.
Keep it Fun – Getting toddlers and preschoolers to sit still for any amount of time can be tricky. Keeping circle time fun and interactive can help keep toddlers engaged and help to improve their attention span. Circle time becomes a fun activity rather than a chore.
Make it a Routine – When something becomes routine or familiar to young children, they respond to it better. By starting every day with circle time, the kids at Children’s Campus know what to expect every morning, improving their skills a little bit more each time.
We believe that our 5-star preschool curriculum is focused to encourage the very best growth out of each and every child. We encourage our preschoolers to interact with each other during classroom activities that benefits their growth and development. Starting the day with circle time is something that our preschools are proud of and confident in its benefits for your child.