What to do with this activity?
Whatever time of year it is, a calendar will help your child get a sense of time. See if you can get a colourful calendar to hang in the kitchen. Mark in family birthdays and other events that your child looks forward to. Count off the days left to the next holiday, and cross off the days as they go by. If you would like to make your own calendar follow this link from Wikihow.
Does your calendar show what days the moon will be a full circle? If not, look it up together here and draw a little circle on the dates when the moon is going to be full. Make it accurate for your location by filling in the space for "city or country" on the link.
Get your child to play this calendar game and really begin to enjoy getting around a calendar.
And does your child know about where the names of the months came from? Here is some information about that.
Why am I doing this?
Everyday activities, like shopping and taking journeys provide a great opportunity for your child to practise maths skills by recognising patterns, counting out amounts, working out the best value, weighing and understanding money or understanding timetables and estimating your time of arrival!
How can I do more?
Estimating is a very useful maths skill for everyday life – helping you decide if you have enough money to pay for a number of items or enough paint to paint a room. Encourage your child to estimate, for example, how many potatoes you will need for dinner or how much money to buy the shopping.
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