Circle Time for Young Children

Circle Time for Young Children

by Jenny Mosley


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Circle Time for Young Children by Jenny Mosley

Jenny Mosley's quality circle time model involves establishing an on-going, timetabled process of circle-meetings for adults and children. As a basis for teaching relationship skills, enhancing self-esteem and building a positive behaviour management and anti-bullying policy, circle time will not only increase confidence and "emotional intelligence" in pupils, but should also contribute towards a positive whole-school ethos.

Fully updated in light of changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage, this highly practical book will explain how to put the principles for early years education into practice through well-structured and purposeful circle time lesson plans. Jenny Mosley, the UK's leading expert on circle time, provides accessible guidance on:

  • incorporating the curriculum for personal, social and emotional development
  • enabling children to understand universal moral skills
  • developing young children's emotional intelligence
  • helping children to practise problem-solving skills.

Each chapter in this book explains circle time in a 'why? what? how?' format, and includes tick-sheets, bullet-pointed pages and examples showing how the theory works in practice.

This is an invaluable and fun tool for developing young children's understanding of their feelings and relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138022409
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/10/2014
Series: Essential Guides for Early Years Practitioners Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jenny Mosley is founder of Jenny Mosley Training Consultancies and originator of the highly acclaimed ‘Quality Circle Time Model’ that is used in thousands of Early Years settings and nursery schools, nationally and internationally. Her unique approach has featured on BBC Television Teaching Today, Channel 4 and Open University programmes, in addition to the national press and numerous education journals.

Table of Contents



1 Emotional Intelligence

2 Moral values – the Golden Rules

3 Learning skills

4 How to deliver Quality Circle Time meetings

5 Circle Time sessions

6 Further creative approaches to Circle Time


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