Calendar skills are an important life skill to learn. You can teach your child calendar skills in five minutes a day with minimal supplies and effort. Read on to find out how.
Calendar skills to learn
A calendar is a great way to learn:
- days of the week
- months of the year
- number order
- place value
How to teach calendar skills in five minutes a day
We use this blank calendar, wooden sticks, rubber bands, and three small jars to learn calendar skills.
- Each day your child will write the date in the appropriate square and tell you what the day is such as, “Today is Friday, May 22, 2015.”
- He will then move a stick into the ones jar and tell you how many sticks he has such as, “I have two tens, two sticks.” (When he has ten sticks in the ones jar, he bundles them together and moves them to the tens jar.)
- At the end of the month, remove all sticks from the tens and ones jars and start over.
This video shows my daughter completing her calendar for the day. This is the second year she has worked on calendar skills. Last year she learned place value very well, but still needed a little work on her days of the week and months of the year. She knew them, but didn’t quite have them in the right order so we are working on those skills this year. Continue to use the calendar as long as your student needs to work on calendar skills.
Find more math manipulative and game suggestions in the math manipulative post series.
This post has been linked to the Massive Guide to Homeschooling Math