Circle Time is an activity performed in elementary schools to promote positive relationships between the children, and solve problems affecting the class. It encourages unity, respect, turn-taking, and working together toward a shared vision, and help children work on key skills like thinking, looking, listening, speaking, and concentrating. It takes place weekly for 20-30 minutes. Children and the teacher sit in a circle, and an object is passed around. When a child has the object, they may speak, and they may play games, too.
- Circle Time is a new and improved way of developing children during primary school. It is a way to promote positive relationships and behavior between students and teacher.
- Circle time is mostly in the primary grades. It is about 20-50 minutes of the students’ day depending on their age.
- The benefits of this time is to promote positive student/ teacher and student/ peer relationships, self-esteem, listening and speaking skills, and problem solving strategies.
“Circle Time is a popular activity that’s used in many primary schools to help develop positive relationships between children. It aims to give them tools to engage with and listen to each other.”