A Preschool Circle Time Routine that Really Works - Part 2
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In last week's episode, I talked about how it can be a real challenge to get young children to listen and pay attention during circle time. 

But what if I told you it doesn't have to be that way?

What if there was a recipe for a successful circle time that you could follow?

Wouldn't that be amazing

I know, I know - it sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? 

Well, it isn't!

In today's episode of Elevating Early Childhood, a very special guest is joining us to discuss circle time - my good friend Jamie White!

Jamie is known for her highly effective circle time games. And she's a four-time speaker at our annual Soar to Success Summit for early childhood educators.

So, tune in to learn best practices and troubleshooting tips to make your circle time the very best for you and your students!


Key Takeaways:

How to have a successful circle time (00:00)

What to do if your kids are too wiggly to sit (02:06)

One common mistake that preschool teachers make with circle time (04:19)

How to make the most out of your circle time (07:39)

How to get your children to stay focused (12:48)

What to do if your children won't come to circle time or get up and wander (20:52)

The importance of picking the right books to read aloud  (27:21)


Additional Resources:

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

- Visit Jamie’s website here.

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

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

- For some preschool morning meeting ideas, click here.

- Listen to Part 1 of this episode here.

- Click here for preschool circle time song ideas.

- Get your rectangular Editable Picture Schedule Cards here.

- Get square Editable Picture Schedule Cards, click here.

Elevating Early Childhood is an early education podcast dedicated to helping Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten teachers teach better, save time, and live more.

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