Circle Time for Young Children
Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners
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.
Jenny Mosley – Routledge