We first encountered "circle time" at the library's story time. It was amazing to watch wiggly little bodies synchronize together for ten minutes as they followed the teacher. When we began homeschooling, it was an easy way for us to begin our school-time every day.
It's been an important part of our school routine every since.
The best part has been memorizing the songs & fingerplays together! The fingerplays are handy while waiting in lines or restaurants, and singing circle songs is a fun way to ease transitions (or get a smile from a grumpy preschooler). These are new songs and fingerplays that we've added to our rotation this spring, we hope you enjoy them too!
Waldorf-Inspired Spring Songs & Fingerplays
In our winter garden, seeds lie warm below,
Winter goodbye, Winter goodbye
A little seed for me to sow,
One little, two little, three little raindrops,
A great fingerplay to lead into "A House Is a House for Me" (see below).