What is Circle Time?

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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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.”

Read more: https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-circle-time

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