Days of the Week
What Day Is It?
Introduce the days of the week.
Tip: Show Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday on a paper or digital calendar.
Ask your child questions about the passage of time.
Tip: Talk about what day it will be tomorrow, and what day it was yesterday.
Talk about skipping days on a calendar.
Tip: Ask your child, “If today is _______, what day of the week will it be in 5 days, 7 days, 14 days, 21 days?”
Why is this important?
Understanding how a week is structured is important for planning ahead.
Reference: Etheridge, E.A., & J.R. King. 2005. Calendar math in preschool and primary classrooms: Questioning the curriculum. Early Childhood Education Journal 32 (5): 291–96.