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Children and calendars of

Calendars are different: detachable where each leaf is one day, cross over - on one day or month on each page, calendars - posters where the whole year on one leaf.

Beginning to be engaged in

with the kid, it is more convenient to use a calendar on which the whole year is located on one page. Then he will be able visually to see both all year, and separately months, and days. Will see a ratio between parts of year - that it is more: month or week, month or year.

to Begin to be engaged in

according to a calendar it is possible at any moment of a year, but everything is more interesting - from the very beginning.

Buying by

to the kid a calendar, pay attention to that figures and inscriptions were as it is possible more largely and settled down on a monophonic surface, but not against the photo or the picture. Whenever possible, in general cut off the picture that it did not disturb the child.

do not buy fashionable plastic calendars where are represented separately figure from 1 to 31, separately inscriptions, to be exact the reductions in English representing days of week and months. Plastic ringlets which it is necessary to rearrange every day and month are applied to such calendars. It looks invitingly as strongly probably on game, but on such calendar the child will not see the whole year, will not be able to find names. This type of a calendar suits school students more.

If to you did not manage to find a good calendar with large figures, buy a calendar - the book where on each turn - the big picture from above and one month from below. Figures in such calendar usually large, everyone is located in a separate small square in which there is a lot of an empty seat (it can be useful to you). Divide such book into sheets and stick together them, as on a pocket calendar card - in four rows for three months in everyone.

It is important that days of week were designated not by reductions, and the whole words.

Hang up the calendar bought or made by you - the poster in the room of the child, either in kitchen, or in a corridor. Shortly tell what is it, show what else in the house there are calendars. Explain that though by sight all of them different, but are intended for same. Here will be useful to read or tell the child a calendar story. To children is more senior than five years it is possible to show in the encyclopedia of the picture, the illustrating changes of day and night and change of seasons.

Consider your calendar as on it days, weeks and months are represented - days much (you can designate number of days in a year), they unite in weeks, and weeks - in months. Of course, from the first time the child will not remember all information, but on it it will have the whole year, and not one.

Every morning call

what today day of week what number what month. You can write in addition all this with letters and figures from the magnetic alphabet directly on the refrigerator.


that day which came, except “name“ (Tuesday, Saturday...) has also the name “today“. And day which came to an end, called “yesterday“ etc. Well, and day which will come is called so far “tomorrow“. After a while you will tell that it the day before yesterday and the day after tomorrow. You will be trained to determine by a calendar what day of week was the day before yesterday or will come tomorrow.

cross out

at the end of the day or lead round figure or paint over the cage designating last day. So do all week (to begin better, all - since Monday). When it ends, pay attention of the child that passed seven days which made one line (or a column). Means, week ended, and not only new day, but also new week will begin tomorrow.

If you use

a calendar with sections (about which it was told above), can draw in them the simple pictograms illustrating the events which took place in a day - an animal after visit of a zoo, a violin after a concert, a plate with pies after visit to the grandmother and so on. Celebrate birthdays of members of the family on a calendar (it is possible to paste tiny photos nearby).

Or on the contrary, plan the forthcoming events in the same way. Especially conveniently for it if you with the child regularly visit circles or sections. The child will learn to wait for the forthcoming events, to prepare for them. Will understand what is weekly events - will pay attention that week, it not only term from Monday to Monday, but also an interval of time the size in seven days.

When there will pass four weeks since that moment as you began to delete days, tell the kid that month comes to an end soon. Add that month is four weeks with small “tail“ (it is well visible on a calendar).“ The tail“ it makes two or three days, but there is a month in a year absolutely without “tail“. Consider everything months and measure “tails“ (count the number of the days added to four weeks in each of months).

All year on one leaf

One more poster helping the child to see all year entirely, to compare months by the number of days, to remember an arrangement of holidays and memorials.


a leaf of a Whatman paper, a simple pencil and a long ruler. Arrange a leaf across. In the top part of a leaf write serial number of the current year. Line a leaf for thirteen lines and thirty two columns. The most left column has to turn out longer than the others, in it, since second line, write names of months. If the child still learns to read or only learned, write with capital letters.

, since the second cage, write

In the top line figure from 1 to 31.

draw with

In cages the pictograms symbolizing national or family holidays, paste small photos of relatives about the sections corresponding to their birthdays.