Over 600 Favorite Circle Time Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers
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Editor: Kathy Charner
Publisher: Gryphon House
Pages: 510, © 1996
Open to any page in this book and you will find an activity for circle or group time written by an experienced teacher. Filled with over 600 activities covering 48 themes, this book is jam-packed with ideas that were tested by teachers in the classroom.
These are ideas that work, and there are enough to keep children learning and happy for days, weeks and months. Many activities include suggestions for extending the circle time or group activity into other areas of the curriculum such as math, science, snack, language, or field trips. Books and songs related to the activity as well as original songs and poems are included.
"Consider this resource as a gift for a new teacher or for someone always looking for new proven ideas."
"Teachers will find this an important reference as it charts practical circle time activities which have been tried and tested in the classroom: from dinosaur bone hunt to holiday celebrations, this is an excellent collection."
"... open this book anywhere and find something fun to do. ... Even teachers with years of experience should find great new suggestions here, while beginners will find it invaluable."
"... a highly recommended resource for homeschooling and for parents and care givers to use for summertime and rainy day activities."
Kathy Charner is the Editor in Chief, Books and Related Resources for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading professional organization for those working with and on behalf of young children from birth through age 8. Charner, who was previously the Editor in Chief of Gryphon House, manages and oversees NAEYC’s book publishing program. Before joining NAEYC, Charner spent 25 years at Gryphon House, where she developed the publishing program and worked with authors to create books that positively impacted the early childhood education field. Prior to joining Gryphon House, Charner was a preschool teacher and educational researcher. Kathy Charner has a BA in Humanities from Binghamton University. She lives with her husband in Silver Spring, Maryland.