Trying to teach your child to use a calendar?

You can! And you only need five minutes a day!

You don't need to spend a lot of time teaching your child calendar skills.

In just a few minutes a day, you can teach...

  • days of the week
  • months of the year
  • writing the numbers 1-31
  • units and tens place value

No formal lessons needed!

  • Children seem to forget what you taught them yesterday. By spending just a few minutes each day you will reinforce what he is learning in a relaxed manner.
  • Young children need lots of repetition as they acquire and solidify a new skill. Spending five minutes a day learning calendar skills provides your child with that repetition.
  • Hands-on activity is perfect for concrete learners. Updating their own personal calendar every day provides hands-on experience to help concrete learners understand the concept of the calendar better.
  • Works for all learning styles. By writing and saying the date as well as placing a stick in a jar each day, children are able to engage all learning styles to help reinforce the concept.

Watch an actual calendar session...

Here's an example of how we use the calendar to teach calendar skills and place value in less than five minutes a day.

About the Calendar

  • Heavy duty pages designed to hold up against daily use.
  • 12 blank pages to allow for a full year of calendar skills work.
  • Spiral bound calendar stays open to the current month.
  • Large squares to allow children plenty of room to write the day's date.
  • Prompt at the bottom of the page to help you and your child remember what to say each day


This blank calendar can be used for many other purposes including:

  • Calendar of Firsts
  • Habit tracker
  • Gratitude Calendar
  • Word of the day
  • Weather tracking
  • Reading tracker