Make your own calendar and help your kids to understand what the upcoming 2014 year means!
The concept of time can be hard to comprehend for young kids. This panoramic horizontal calendar conceived by Ms. T is the perfect format for kids to really grasp the idea of each day of the month. This DIY calendar is very easy to make with a cereal box, a pair of scissors and some markers. Kids can also add some glitter or cut out and glue images on their calendar too.
This calendar associates images with each day and date including weather (easily observed by kids), birthdays, as well as every day moments (football practice, music lessons…). Each morning we suggest that you discuss with your child what day it is, and what they are doing. They can also move a clothespin, magnet or clip on the day.
For kids who want to learn more about the calendar year, there is this well known poem:
THIRTY DAYS HATH SEPTEMBER
Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting February alone.
And that has twenty-eight days clear,
And twenty-nine in each leap year.
Some kids like learning the months and how many days are in each month by making a fist and counting the months on the knuckles. The curves in between the knuckles are months with 30 days or less and the knuckle months have 31 days.
Happy New Year!
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