Time is a hard concept for preschoolers.
It isn’t something that they can touch, feel and explore. Without the ability to tangibly interact with time, children need adults who understand the concept to help them learn about time.
For our class, we use a calendar that we visit every day at circle time! We use words while doing so to indicate time such as yesterday, today and tomorrow.
When these words are used in context, especially in conjunction with a calendar, it helps make the concept of time more concrete.
To help make learning the month of April more individualized to your little one, each student is given their own calendar that they work with every day during circle time. Using stars, we mark off the days together! By participating in the act of counting the days, they are able to gain a stronger grasp on how time passes.