“Circle time” conjures an image of children sitting close together, cross-legged, on a brightly colored rug as a teacher guides them through the day’s routines and lessons. The kids might be asked to describe what the weather is like, verbalize how they’re feeling or practice a new letter in the alphabet. And most likely, they’ll do it all while singing, clapping and laughing.
This seemingly harmless practice, like so many others, has been complicated by the pandemic. A group of children packed tightly into one space? That defies social distancing guidelines. Sharing a carpet?