What are Magic Circles?
Magic Circles come from the Intuitive Learning Circles™ series of books, games and activities. This activity book is for children who are learning to read and explore the world around them. There are 56 Circles that stimulate creative thought, help balance behavior problems, enhance story-telling and improve comprehension.
When children listen to a question while looking at a Magic Circle, they’re engaging their right and left brains. Intelligence and imagination are activated to help them share ideas, solve problems and tell stories. They better understand themselves, their family, their friends and the larger world around them.
When can you use Magic Circles with your children?
Anytime. You can use individual Magic Circles when teaching about nature, animals, plants, weather or the environment. Or you can go through the whole book or sections of the book to encourage a change in mood or behavior.
Follow the Trail to Your Favorite Tale
Pick a bedtime story* or play time activities like coloring, sand play, flashcards, creative projects or as inspiration for drama or movement. *The sequence between #47 Starlight and #56 Moon is ideal to help calm anyone down and prepare for bed time.
Color them and decorate your classroom or playroom! You’ll find that you and your children will naturally look at whatever Circle is helpful in that moment.
Aside from teaching about nature, Magic Circles provide opportunities to:
- Talk about feelings and how to handle them
- Learn how to interact with others in respectful, cooperative ways
- Create a positive connection with the world
- Learn solution-based thinking, and
- Develop common sense.
There is a How Do You Feel Today? reference chart for choosing a Circle to give you extra help with specific behaviors or when your child is upset.
Just let your children take in the images and see what happens. There isn’t any right or wrong way to play with a Magic Circle. Your child may ask questions or start telling their own stories. They may ask to look at a particular Circle or say that the Circle moves, vibrates, or changes color. That’s normal. Encourage them to have fun. By the way – the Circles will inspire your imagination too!
Physical movement helps children assimilate what they’ve learned. Have them move like the wind, or pretend to be an animal or plant to see if they can copy its behavior. They can build masks or make up little skits and then draw or paint the story. The possibilities are endless, so have fun!
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The fifty-six Intuitive Learning Circles™ are a child’s version of Gifts from the Rainforest, meant to inspire fun and creative activities like:
Art – Coloring – Storytelling – Drama – Movement
♦ Learn about Nature ♦ Improve communication ♦ Calm down ♦ Develop common sense ♦ Improve behavior ♦ Nurture creativity ♦ Deflect fears and anxiety ♦ Encourage resilience.
The Intuitive Learning Circles should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.