I have to give credit to Moominmama, whose recent post about ordinal numbers reminded me that I had intended to give DD a calendar of her own. We put it up on a wall in the kids’ room the other day and each morning we go to the calendar and she crosses off “yesterday” and reads today’s date. Despite the fact that I don’t think she can recite the days of the week, so far she has successfully read Sunday through Wednesday (and that’s a tough one!) on her own.
A simple idea, yet it’s full of learning. She’s learning about days of the week, ordinal numbers, the names of the months and the number of days that constitute a month, and also the fact that years are numbered. Not bad for a 4.5 year old!