Circle time activities and songs will keep students on task, build community, and sky-rocket literacy skills.
Do you struggle with capturing everyone’s attention during circle time? Once you lose one student, it seems to have a domino effect. Pretty soon, everyone is off task and learning time just turned into chaos time.
In my own classroom, I found that using song had a magical influence in keeping students on task and learning. I could use catchy little tunes to capture and maintain attention during transitional times and circle time and at the same time use the songs for teaching skills and concepts.
I created the first volume of Circle Time Songs and Chants to Build Literacy Skills in 2017 which has helped hundreds of teachers and thousands of students with pre-reading and beginning reading skills. The songs have become staples in circle time sessions around the world.
Let me help you ramp up your circle time month by month all through the school year. I’ll give you the resources you need to help students learn the months of the year, phonological awareness such as rhyming, beginning sound recognition, & word parts, name and sight word recognition, and build vocabulary. All of it is accomplished through fun and playful songs and activities that take just minutes a day to do.
Get Circle Time Songs and Chants Vol. 2 Month by Month and transform your circle time into powerful learning time.
Inside Circle Time Songs and Chants Vol. 2
You get 36 songs and chants. Many of the songs come with quick and easy activities to compliment the songs. There are three songs for each month of the year and the songs are not holiday related but rather seasonal.
January- Hello January, I’m a Little Snowman, and It’s Snowing It’s Sleeting
February-This February, Ache Ache Go Away, A Visket A Vasket
March- March, Barry Had a Little Bird, Pop Goes the Animal
April- Did You Ever See An April?, The Bunny Went Through the Garden, Rain Rain Go Away
May- It’s Finally May and You Know It, Five Little Honey Bees, At the Park
June- Mow Mow Mow It’s June, Here We Go Round The Camping Tent, I’m A Little Ladybug
July- It’s July, Fish Fish Fish Your Line, Give Me a Cone
August- Where is August? Do You Know My New Teacher? Name Game
September- It’s September, Grip to the Fruit, Five Little Fall Leaves Jumping on the Tree
October- Oc to ber, Do You Know the Pumpkin Man? The Child in the Store
November- We’re Heading Into November, There Was a Turkey in Our Yard, Chompin’ Squirrel
December- December Doodle, It’s Winter, The Streets Are Wet
That is 36 songs set to familiar tunes to build the following skills:
- name recognition
- beginning sounds
- sight word recognition
- letter identification
- word parts/syllables
- uppercase and lowercase letter matching
- fine motor
- phoneme manipulation
- listening and following directions
Plus, lots of variations for differentiating to meet the needs of your students.
Get Circle Time Songs and Chants Vol. 2 Month by Month now for only $10. That is just about a quarter a song. Such a deal! Just click the “I Want it Now Button.”
*This is a digital download. After your online purchase, a PDF will be emailed to you. Download the file to your computer and print it from your computer.
Questions About Circle Time Songs and Chants Vol. 2
How are Vol. 1 and Vol, 2 different?
Circle Time Songs and Chants Vol. 1 and Vol 2 compliment each other nicely. Both of them focus on pre-reading skills. The difference is that the songs are completely different. Vol. 2 includes a song for each month of the year to help kids learn the months of the year. Plus, there are two other seasonal songs to use each month.
Are the songs holiday related?
No, they are not. They are seasonal (Northern Hemisphere) based so there is a song about fall leaves in September and snow in January. You’ll sing about pumpkins in October and hearts in February. However, you won’t find references to Halloween, Valentine’s Day or other holidays (except for New Year’s Day) in the songs.
Can the songs only be used during circle time?
No, they work perfectly for transitional times as you line-up for lunch or out on the playground. In fact, I utilized them during the wait time of a fire drill to keep everyone engaged and busy.
Are they just for a classroom setting?
Nope. Families around the world are using them in their homes. Librarians are using them for group storytime. ESOL educators use them with their learners. No audience is too small or too large.
Do I need to purchase Vol. 1 before Vol. 2?
Not necessary at all. They both compliment each other nicely. Personally, I’d buy both.
Engage the children all year long with this super duper resource. And, be sure to email me and let me know which song the kids enjoy the most. Get Circle Time Songs and Chants Vol. 2 now.—>Click Here to Order