During morning Circle Time, we introduce new concepts and themes, develop language and vocabulary, and discuss the day’s schedule. Concepts introduced include: color identification, letters & sounds, recognition of names & shapes, numbers, the calendar, and our monthly themes/units.
The children are encouraged to participate in discussions and to share thoughts and ideas with their classmates. Songs and finger plays are introduced and repeated to promote language learning.
Preschoolers also learn good classroom manners such as waiting for their turn to talk, as well as learning to listen to their classmates attentively.