Although every child has the potential in learning using these particular activities we believe that circle time is one of the most significant activity for the reason that it brings children and staff together, and give them both the
opportunity to discuss and share thoughts and ideas. The children are capable of developing critical thinking skills through reading, creativity, cognitive and social skills. Children learn also through play. Play is a natural and
important part of young children’s growth and development. It provides a safe place to try on the roles of others, to fantasize and to explore. It also involves imitations and creativeness.
The routines and the program plan are also tailored to meet specific needs of varying ages and abilities of children. Most of the activities planned are based on the children’s interests and involvement. We encourage children to participate but do not force them to do so. We try as much as possible to employ activities that are mostly child-directed and open-ended. We present a variety of books (multicultural) during the circle time. We also encourage the children to bring their favorite book or object from home (only on Fridays if possible). We support children’s
involvement in the circle time however if some of them are not interested they are liberated to do other quiet
activities such as playing with puzzles, drawing, reading on their own and other activities.