Morning Circle Time - Preschool Morning Activities to Start Your Day Off Right
Kate Kwijas | July 20, 2021
What is a morning circle or morning basket? And what does it look like at home? Whether you have young children at home or you are homeschooling, a Morning Circle or Morning Basket can provide a calming and predictable routine to help start your day. It is a time that you set aside each day to intentionally be, learn together and begin the day. But what is it? A Morning Circle, or Circle Time, is utilised in one form or another in almost every educational setting. Each philosophy has their own unique approach and name for this daily event, however, one thing remains the same throughout; the overarching idea that this is a time to come together and acknowledge each other and the new day.
A Morning Circle also provides an opportunity to naturally review concepts such as the calendar, time and weather. Many use it to investigate children’s current interests, often through reading and careful collection of appropriate resources. You could also use this time to focus upon values and mindfulness. The beauty of a Morning Circle is that you can tailor it to suit your family and it is fluid; it can and will evolve with you and your children as the weeks and months pass.