So why in the world isn’t Goldilocks a fan of circle time? Check out this Pre-K Teach & Play podcast and learn not only why, but what to do about it.
Many of you have heard me talk about the pros and cons of delivering whole group instruction to young children. And in this episode, I continue the discussion into why circle time, and most other large group activities, often don’t serve us in the way we would hope.
Spoiler alert! It has to do with children’s interest…
And as always, after we admire the problem for a bit, I offer a number of suggestions on how to make activities and experiences, like circle time, optimal for learning, including:
- Offering activities as a child’s choice
- Establishing and creating curiosity to you (C2U™)
- Engaging in attuned communication and interactions
- Differentiating what is being taught and basing the what on children’s interests
Click here to download a transcript of Podcast #25, and complete the form below to receive a free Solutionary’s guide for putting the tips explored in this episode into practice.