Circle Time (Group Time)
By Visual Edvantage
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Circle time, also called group time, refers to any time that a group of people are sitting together for an activity involving everyone. The method is now in widespread use in schools across the UK. In Scotland many primary schools use the method regularly and it is starting to be introduced into secondary schools. It is a special time to share finger-plays, chants and rhymes, songs, play rhythm instruments, read a story, and participate in movement games and relaxation activities. Circle time provides a time for listening, developing attention span, promoting oral communication, and learning new concepts and skills. It is a time for auditory memory, sensory experiences, socialisation, and a time for fun.
Circle time can be a complex, dynamic interaction among adults, children, and resources used. Teachers have the power to make group time more effective and enjoyable for all involved. It also has roots in social group work and in solution focused therapeutic approaches.
During this time, the children sit in a circle (usually on a rug) and the teacher may read a book aloud, lead a sing-along, or engage the children in a discussion. Circle times may start with an analysis of the weather and a correlation between the type of clothing that the children are wearing.
Circle time is generally meant for children from ages 2 to 5 within a group of 2 to 5 children.
- Simple clutter free user-friendly interface
- increase student participation with extra large buttons for extra tiny hands
- Beautiful child-friendly fonts
- Progress bar tracking minimises behaviour risks by maximising predictability
- Audio haptic feedback in every tap
- Choose to enable, disable, reorder activities
- Custom module allows display of custom heading and image
- Access student photos from the Camera Roll
- Lively sound effects and animation
What's New in Version 2.3
Fixed bug where update caused app not to load on start.
Great app but...
This is a great app for my classroom. I wish I was able to have 10 slots total. This app would be better if it had a "days of school" counter where the kids could learn place value and grouping.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Aug 21, 2013
- Version: 2.3
- Size: 19.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Jared Yeo
- © Visual Edvantage
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.