Language Development 2: Circle Time sessions to Improve by Marion Nash, Jackie Lowe

By Marion Nash, Jackie Lowe

Construction at the profitable 'spirals' programme this sequence of books addresses language improvement within the 3 middle parts of the curriculum. Linking the paintings performed at school with easy video games and actions for use at domestic. All actions were attempted and proven - confirmed effectiveness. A video CD comprises rationalization and demonstration of the programme and its implementation, with commetns from employees who've used it.

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For example, ‘My shape has three corners and three sides’. Occasionally the hedgehog forgets what he has said and asks the children to remind him by repeating it for him. Give each child a turn. Then the King comes in and praises the efforts of the hedgehog and the group. He asks before he goes if the shapes are the same or different. Same/different (Sitting) Have a collection of plates and cups. Children have to take three things from the box, two the same and one different. Encourage the children to say which of their choices are the same and which are different.

35 Patterns (Sitting in a semicircle to leave a space for children to line up) Lay out the pattern the group made last time and leave it there on one side for comparison. ’ Now lay out a set of circles and triangles in a group on the floor. Ask one child to choose a shape and to stand up in the space in the circle. Then ask another child to take a shape and stand next to the first child. Talk about the pattern they are making, for example, it may be circle, circle or triangle, triangle or circle, triangle.

29 Session 4 Materials • • • • • Large soft ball. Spotty dog pictures. Collection of plastic plates and cups. Thirty-second sand egg timer. High sided box containing three interesting objects. Roll the ball (Sitting) Roll the ball across the circle saying ‘My name is Robert and I’m rolling the ball to Sally’ until everyone has had a turn. use praise phrases Spotty dog (Standing) One of the adults holds the spotty dog picture and dog without spots. The dog has to collect his spots. He needs to collect one spot first then his spots from the head down towards the tail.

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