Extension Activities: More Ways to Play and Learn:
- Help the child fill in the calendar details in the blue panel. Talk about the names for the day, date, months, and year as you identify the proper tiles and put each one in its place.
- Ask the child to look, listen, and feel to make observations about the day's weather.
- Ask the child to slide the arrow marker to record the temperature and place one or more tiles to describe the weather. Identify the season as well, talking about how the day's weather relates to it.
- Talk about the different activities planned for the day or any special holidays, and help the child find one or more tiles for the activities area.
- Look at the different emotions tiles and ask the child to identify the face that matches the way he or she is feeling today. Or offer the child a dry-erase marker to draw a face on the blank yellow circle to match his or her mood.
- Use the blank rectangular tile to create your own holidays, activities, or weather descriptions using a dry-erase marker. Then wipe away the writing to use it again!
Suitable for ages 3 years old and up.
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Jen C.: a few months ago
We love this calendar. It helps our daughter learn the days. We get to talk about our day and what the upcoming days are. As well, we talk about our feelings as it has the emotions tiles. We get to understand what she's feeling and why. The only issue we have is that there isn't a lot of Canadian holidays or event magnets but we will make our own!
Amanda: more than a year ago
I love this calendar, we got it for my sons 5th birthday and he loves it , he is always asking about the date and what were doing today etc so it was perfect . he loves changing it every morning to reflect the day and seeing the words is helping him remember how to spell them. All the pieces in view on the bottom panel can be somewhat distracting so we fold it up and behind the main board which really helps .