Circle time is something I’ve always wanted to do but have not had very much success with especially since I have children of a variety of ages. I was able to review Circle Time: Plan the Best Part of Your Day from Preschoolers and Peace, so I was excited to see what suggestions they had.
The book has 9 chapters:
- Planning a circle time that works for you
- Strategies for a peaceful time together
- How to get your kids on board
- Questions from moms like you
- Words of wisdom from other moms who do circle time
- Resources, activities, and ideas
- A final word
I always pictured circle time with young children learning about numbers, the date, and reading. This book really expanded my thoughts about it and I was super excited to try it out in our homeschool.
My children vary in age so I always struggled to find things to do with all of them together without to use with older children
Kendra gives a variety of suggestions, things that you can teach during circle time that I thought were very great ideas.
I love love love memory boxes, but we were always forgetting to use them, this allowed me to bring it center stage and it was a nice change in our routine.
There are some pictures of the circle time binder and memory boxes so it was nice to get a visual of what someone else is doing.
How can circle time be done with babies?
There’s a real example of how Kendra gets her 18 month old to cooperate.
There’s a great question and answer portion in the book where other moms ask questions about circle time and there are also answers from other moms that have implemented it into their homeschool as well.
For our circle time, we read science books about bedbugs and tapeworms, because I have boys who love anything gross. This kept bothmy 6th grader and kindergartner interested. We memorized math facts and rules. We also memorized cities and provinces. We have’t worked on geography for awhile.
Circle time is geared towards children of all ages, Circle Time: Plan the Best Part of Your Homeschool Day ebook has 33 pages and you can purchase it for only $4.99.