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Children’s Circle
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Daily children's radio series hosted by Nancy Harper (later Creshkoff) of the Nursery Training School, Tufts College. The series, aimed at 3-5 year olds, featured songs, storytelling, and other activities, and was originally conceived as a series based on educational principles and proven teaching methods. Unique for its time and in a marked departure from other children's programs of the day that had little educational merit.

Series was produced from 1951-1955, by different producers including: Ralph Tangney, Jack Summerfield, and Ray Wilding-White. Initially referred to as "Children's Corner" in WGBH Program Guide for week of 10/7/1951. Series release date: 10/8/1951



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Chicago: “Children’s Circle,” 03/20/1953, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_15B1A6ADE3F14DE7AA6392FEB40120A3.
MLA: “Children’s Circle.” 03/20/1953. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_15B1A6ADE3F14DE7AA6392FEB40120A3>.
APA: Children’s Circle. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_15B1A6ADE3F14DE7AA6392FEB40120A3
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