My Top 5 Tips for Setting up a Pet Themed Circle Time
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Hello everyone, and welcome back to a brand new episode of Elevating Early Childhood!

Today's episode is one many of you have been asking for.

It's part 3 of my circle time series!

But before we start, let me ask you a question: Are you searching for ways to make circle time more fun and engaging for your preschool students?

If your answer is a resounding "YES!" — and I'm sure it is — then you've come to the right place!

Today, I'll be discussing how to create fun and engaging circle time activities for a pets theme in your preschool classroom.

My pets theme is one of my most popular ones — kids love animals — and I thought I'd share how I put it all up with you!

So, are you ready?

Let's dive in!


Key Takeaways:

Set yourself up for success (00:00)

Prep, prep, prep! (02:51)

Start with an introduction (08:54)

The cat is out of the bag! (10:20)

What do the clues tell us? (13:59)

Today's story (16:53)

It's time for a poem! (21:33)

The circle time game (28:24)

Tomorrow is another day (33:35)


Additional Resources:

- Visit our website to find tons of pre-K teaching resources here.

- Get my book “Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers”.

- Learn more about my exclusive mentorship program, “Teaching Trailblazers”.

- Get the vet clinic dramatic play bundle here.

- Get pet themed math and literacy activities here.

- Get the circle time number games big bundle here.

- Get your alligator puppet here.

- Get Lola Gets a Cat by Anna McQuinn here.


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