Saturday, January 30, 2010

We love our circle time!

If your kids go to daycare or school, I am sure they have told you about a time called "Circle Time."  This is the time when all the kids come sit in a circle and they learn together.  Often times it is used for reading books, discussing the happenings of the day, games, songs, etc. 

Once Izzie was old enough to sit for a few minutes and engage in circle time, I have tried to fit it in each day with the little girls.  They just love it!  Even though Izzie is so busy, often times she sits for this entire time.  It is the best thing when I say, "It's time for cirle time", and they come running, cheering and clapping!

Here are a few of the things that we do during our circle time:
(Note: This only takes about 5 to 10 minutes.  Sometimes we do all and sometimes we just do a few.)

  • Twinkle Twinkle little star (with actions)
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider (with actions)
  • Ring around the Rosey (their favorite)
  • I'm a little tea pot (with actions)
  • Bumble Bee song (lyrics  - I'm holding on to baby bumble bee, won't my mommy be so proud of me)
  • Pat-a-Cake
  • If you're happy and you know it
  • Row, Row, Row your boat
  • Days of the week song (Thanks Beelers - it is Olivia's new favorite)
  • ABC's
  • Counting
  • Go through all the main body parts
  • Dancing
  • Flash Cards (shapes, colors, etc.)
  • Reading books
I love these few precious minutes with the little girls. Lately we have been doing it at night too because the big kids want to play.  Even though they know it all, they love to just sit down and have that concentrated time with me and their little sisters.

If anyone has any ideas to share, please let me know.

1 comment:

Wendy (Give Love Create Happiness) said...

I love the idea of doing circle time at home! Tomorrow I am definitely going to do this with my 4 and 1 year old. They will love it :-)

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