Circle time provides a dedicated space where the children are encouraged to express their worries, feelings and opinions on issues directly affecting them.
It provides a time for children to learn and use language to explore and express their feelings. It encourages them to speak confidently and listen carefully.
Circle time also promotes emotional literacy and resilience. These skills provide children with the solid emotional base needed to help them manage HIV disclosure. This also forms the foundation for developing trust and community, which will support the children as they grow older and understand how HIV affects their lives.
To read about an example of a recent Circle Time in the Children’s Centre, take a look at our Children’s Centre Manager Jane’s blog post.