Music is one of the fundamental elements of Circle of Education® and serves as a bridge between the emotional and cognitive parts of the brain. Each of the 95 original songs in the program was written to address specific knowledge, skills, and behaviors. The music can be incorporated as part of a lesson or as a stand-alone to reinforce social and emotional wellness skills in young children. The music can be played in the background at the start of the day, during center-time, used during lessons, or embedded into content lessons to reinforce concepts.
Circle of Education® Children’s Books are Focused on Social Emotional Wellness Written by Dr. Shulamit Natan Ritblatt ABOUT THE AUTHOR Circle of Education® children’s books were written by Shulamit Natan Ritblatt, PhD, a leading expert in early childhood social and emotional development, learning readiness and mental health. Dr. Ritblatt, Professor and past Chair (2009-2015) of Child and Family Development, is the Director of the Center for Family, School and Community Engagement at San Diego State University (2019-2021), and has authored numerous academic publications and children’s books.