Kendra, of Preschoolers and Peace, has revamped her eBook, Circle Time: Plan the Best Part of Your Day, adding photos, more detail, and printable planning pages!
Circle Time is one of the most valuable things we do in our homeschool, even though many days it is quite draining. It can be hard to get a vision for what it looks like, because everyone does something a little different. Kendra outlines possibilities, gives you the pep talk, and helps you see how you can put it all together.
It’s all about having a plan and carrying it out. If your babies and preschoolers are like mine, they won’t be entirely happy about their new way of life when you begin Circle Time. Once they get the hang of it and you have worked out all the bugs, Circle Time can be a time of fun and learning together, growing in grace, and loving each other.
Each family’s Circle Time is going to reflect its own personality and culture. Don’t worry about following anyone else’s plan to a T, but take what is helpful and useful for your family and just set aside the time to sing and memorize and read together, whether it is little bits or a full hour or more.
To get a feel for some of the possibilities, and to see how others put it together, you can also look at these detailed blog posts by other bloggers. There is no one right way to do Circle Time. It is a place to put in the little pieces you want in your homeschool, but that are so easy to brush aside and neglect.
- Brandy’s Circle Time plan
- Cindy’s current Morning Time plan
- Cindy’s Morning Time resource page
- Dawn’s 2013 Circle Time plan
- Kendra’s current Circle Time
- My Circle Time binder organization instructions
- Jolanthe’s Morning Board is a great resource for more hands-on moms or for a Pre-K Circle Time
- Ann Voskamp does Circle Time/Morning Time as well
Pick and choose the elements that would fit your own family, and don’t feel pressure to make yours look like someone else’s. Even 10 minutes together “counts” as Circle Time. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or incorporate every subject. It can, but it doesn’t have to.
Do you have favorite Circle Time resources to share?