If you ask your child about yesterday or tomorrow they likely don’t know. For children before the age of 5/6 it’s like Christmas vacation every day. What day is it ? What year is it ? Who knows ? Sometimes they begin to understand when we use those terms a lot on context and normal conversation.
This year I changed to a linear calendar. Children this age have not developed the left to right swooping from line to line skill yet so a linear calendar makes more sense. We integrated some literacy / letter recognition in for fun. I like it .
What I miss from our normal calendar are two things.
1. Lots of work on counting! (How many days until …., that’s journeys birthday what number is it ? )
2. Special days we can look forward to and create memories with .
So!! I brought out our old calendar today. It’s felt like home. We counted. We talked about what days we have to look forward to.
Life is good
Today is national hot tea day so we had a tea party and the children loved it