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School’s out for summer but continuing a circle time routine at home is beneficial to your child’s learning and development! In a toddler or preschool classroom, circle time is a way for the teacher to unite students through song and rhyme and is typically the time of day where letters, colors, numbers and more are introduced. Implementing a circle time routine at home is a great way to reinforce concepts that were learned in school this past year.
Structuring your Circle Time:
Tips for Success:
Need a little more support? Use our Little Beats Clubhouse videos as a launching point and your will be leading an educational and fun at home circle time in no time!
Life with young children can become, dare we say it…repetitive. You repeat yourself over and over, feeling like your instructions are going in one ear and out the other. Your toddler also likely asks you to read the same stories and sing the same songs again and again. Maybe your child repeats the same action daily, like throwing food off their highchair to see what happens. Though this can frustrate adults, it is critical for children as they learn best through repetition.
Repetition is familiar and comforting to little ones. When children feel comfortable with a song or rhyme, they will recite it more often eventually leading to mastery. Every time a book is reread to a child, they pick up on something different. New words assimilate into their vocabulary and their confidence in using them grows. All of us like to feel successful and kids are no different, thus performing tasks over and over to show they can do them independently!
There are many ways you can support your child’s learning through repetition:
In an effort to support learning in youngsters, our Little Beats clubhouse meetings and our in-studio classes always start and end in a familiar way. Check out our Youtube channel for activities you can do at home to support your child’s learning and development.