Circle Time: Sing, Rhyme, and Play in ENGLISH: Preschool 4 Times A Week
In this group of 5 kids max, everyone gets their turn. ESL and native English speakers enjoy singing, rhymes, and playing games—led by a caring, music-playing teacher. Learners gain fluency, speaking confidence, and prepare for reading.
Ingrid Christina (she/they)
158 total reviews for this teacher
37 reviews for this class
Completed by 135 learners
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learners per class
$13 per class
Meets 4x per week
Runs week after week
30 minutes per class
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"Play is one of the most important ways in which young children gain essential knowledge and skills." ~UNICEF, 2018 WHAT IS CIRCLE TIME? Circle Time is a common preschool classroom activity that develops skills and relationships at the same time. Through a daily routine of singing together, stretching, going over the calendar, and sharing books and favorite toys — in English — the teacher and learners all get to know and trust each other. Being relaxed and comfortable lowers barriers to...
This class is taught in English.
This class sets a positive association with speaking and reading in English. After 6-weeks of attendance, learners will 1) be comfortable using the words, phrases, and concepts they have learned in class and 2) have established the habit of reading one book a day together with a grownup.
> ESL Ms. Christina began her career as an English teacher in Taiwan. > EARLY LITERACY Later, she worked for seven years in the children's department of a public library with a focus on Early Literacy and multilingual programming. > EDUCATION Ms. Christina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in INTERNATIONAL POLITICS and GERMAN. She has a Master of Arts degree in INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS with a language focus on MANDARIN CHINESE.
The homework is to read one book together with a grownup. As a bonus, learners may present their book to a pet or stuffed animal and upload a photo to the classroom message board. During my early literacy training at the public library, I learned an incredible fact: If a grownup reads to a child every day for just 20 minutes — basically one book — the child will hear 1.8 million words in one year. Therefore, Ms. Christina wants each learner to pick a book of their choice, hold it during class, then read it together with a grown-up for homework. This can be any book in any language, and it can even be the same book every day. Not only will this daily reading habit expose the learner to 1.8 million words in a year, it will instill in them a lifelong love of reading. With reading being the cornerstone of all subsequent learning, the daily reading habit is the simplest, least expensive way to set your child up for a lifetime of success and joy.
1 file available upon enrollmentLearners should bring a shaker (rattle, shaky egg, maraca, or canister with dried rice, beans, or beads inside) and a book they love—any book in any language.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Please be available to "unmute" your learner for their turn to speak, if they cannot "unmute" themselves. Note Regarding YouTube: I never use YouTube during class — all music in class is played live by me on the ukulele or xylophone. The YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/singrhymeandplaywithmschristina, is available for your use before and/or after class, in the event you would like to preview and/or review course content. You do not need an account to watch the videos.
Students may preview and review course material on the YouTube channel, "Sing, Rhyme, and Play with Ms. Christina," www.youtube.com/singrhymeandplaywithmschristina.
Ingrid Christina (she/they)
Early literacy and language teacher — with a ukulele!
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
158 total reviews
196 completed classes
"Play is one of the most important ways in which young children gain essential knowledge and skills." ~UNICEF, 2018 Hi, I'm Teacher Christina, also known as "Ms. Christina!" (she/they) I teach early literacy and language classes drawing from my...