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ERIC Number: ED301330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Group Time Techniques: Implications for Learning.
Zeece, Pauline Davey; Corr, Marcia
Functions of group time in early childhood programs are discussed and steps to leading a successful group time are described. Group time gathers children at transition time, stimulates thinking and introduces concepts, develops listening skills, fosters social development, nurtures emotional growth, and develops a sense of community and a joy of living. Steps to leading group time successfully include: (1) achieve children's attention; (2) define spaces within the group; (3) vary the pace and kind of activities; and (4) provide closure. Concluding remarks suggest that use of effective group time strategies may provide one of the most stimulating and diverse teaching systems for adults working with young children. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A