Virtual Circle Time

How To Run Virtual Circle Time [Webinar]

In this session of the HiMama Helps Webinar series, we talk about how to run your own virtual circle time to support distance learning during COVID-19. We go through the planning process, ideas for activities, equipment for filming and editing, as well as tips on how to engage parents.

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Key Resources

Show Notes

Key Takeaways from Q&A with Kiah

Kiah’s protips:

  1. Plan your session to keep you on track
  2. Prep all materials in a bin so you have everything in one place
  3. Lights, camera, position! Set yourself up for success by creating a filming zone
  4. MOST IMPORTANTLY: Have fun with it and go with the flow!

Equipment mentioned:

Kiah Price is one of HiMama’s resident Registered Early Childhood Educators. She has been an early educator since 2010 and has worked mostly in the preschool room and has experience with infants, toddlers and children with special needs. She loves coming up with activities that are fun and educational for parents and kids! Kiah is the face of HiMama Circle Time and Daily Activities on Youtube and Instagram.

Superstar ideas from our audience

Maria:
My son is the tech for me, we have a youtube channel!

Diane:
We have been doing weekly group times with are whole class. 2 and 3 year olds. We find muting after we all say hello helps the children focus and engage with the teachers. We sing the name song, read a book and on teacher plays piano while we sing familiar songs. Starting to add felt stories. Its about 15 to 20 minutes. Also have met with each family one on one. This is all on zoom. Also send out activity suggestions 3 x a week.

Stacy Dooley:
We had a virtual crazy hair day zoom meeting ! It was so fun! Parents loved it as well as the kids!

Renee:
Things I’ve done are: Show and Tell, Treasure hunts for favorite toys, or different colors, reading stories, singing songs with lots of movement, asking questions, and showing them cool things like me juggling!

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Want to connect with your ECE community?

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The HiMama child care app helps to streamline your digital parent communications. Book a consultation with us today to learn how we can support your child care center during this time.  

Carmen Choi

Carmen is the Marketing Coordinator and Preschool Podcast Manager on the HiMama team. She's been working with childcare business owners and consultants for 3 years. She is passionate making connections that empower the ECE Community through knowledge-sharing to support better outcomes for children, their families, and society!

8 comments

  • Doris Cabral says:

    Hello Ms. Carmen!
    My name is Doris Cabral, I took the training yesterday, I was very happy about that. I am from Dominican Republic, and I am very interesting in learm all time but, my ingles is not too perfect but, I will give the best of my.
    My husband is Dominican too, he works with me. He speaks and understand very good ingles.

  • Rhonda White says:

    Awesome webinar

  • Simona Nahaiciuc says:

    Hello ladies, I really enjoyed the webinar that was clear, practical and to the point. I would like to receive a certificate if possible.
    Thank you, keep up the good work,stay safe and be kind with each other.
    Simona

  • Lorena Quijada says:

    Thank you for the webinar. The activities and tips are well appreciated.

  • Priscilla Frias says:

    Hello, I really enjoyed this webinar and it really encouraged me to do my first circle time with my infants and toddlers for the first time today. I think it went pretty well. A parent reached out to me and expressed how she really enjoyed the circle time along with her child. So thank you so much for the great ideas and encouragement.
    I also wanted to know if there was a certificate to go along with the webinar?

    Thank you again

    • Hi, I really enjoy the webinar about Virtual Circle Time. As a teacher that is doing Zoom meetings, calls, etc I got a lot of good points from the webinar. However, I did not receive an email to get my certificate. Please send me, thanks, best Susan

  • Arlene David says:

    I am enjoying watching your webinars. Just wondering if I could get a certificate that I watched prerecorded. #4 virtual Circle time and #8 Preparing children for
    school again.

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