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Children’s Circle; Christmas Tree


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Children’s Circle
Christmas Tree
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Series Description

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; Christmas Tree,” 12/18/1952, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_A82254252137425AA42CE5D0B070E08B.
MLA: “Children’s Circle; Christmas Tree.” 12/18/1952. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_A82254252137425AA42CE5D0B070E08B>.
APA: Children’s Circle; Christmas Tree. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_A82254252137425AA42CE5D0B070E08B
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