This is my second year owning a childcare service. I have worked with children for over 10 years. The one thing I know for sure is that toddlers and pre-schoolers learn by exploring their environment. That is why my circle time is interactive. For example, We don't just recite names of shapes. I will play hide and seek with shapes and when I child finds a shape I say, "woah, you found a pentagon!" We also have time to sit and listen for those that love learning in that way. My point is there has to be a variety of ways that information is presented. Keep it interesting!