Literature on circle time emphasises benefits such as improved self-esteem, improvements in speaking and listening skills and social skills. However, evidence-based research is more limited and much of the available research is anecdotal. Whilst this paper does not offer a systematic evaluation of the impact of circle time on specific groups of children it does synthesise the key arguments in the literature. This paper concludes that is a need for more systematic research on the effects of circle time; particularly research that takes quantitative measures of gains in self-esteem.
|Journal||Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology|
|Early online date||10 Oct 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Oct 2016|
- circle time
- circle of friends