*NOTE: This is a kindergarten skill, but we’re sharing here because many preschoolers are advanced. If your preschooler is ready for this skill, feel free to teach it!
If you’d like to build your preschooler’s math skills, make sure that you don’t forget to help them recite the days of the week.
WHY PRESCHOOLERS SHOULD RECITE DAYS OF THE WEEK
Preschoolers are in what is referred to as the proprioceptive stage, meaning that they still think very concretely. This makes it difficult for them to understand abstract concepts, such as time. This is why it is important to start teaching the days of the week slowly, preferably with a linear calendar.
Teaching the days of the week not only increases vocabulary, but it also introduces sequencing and patterns. This is the first step to introducing concepts of time to preschoolers, which you can introduce by first helping your child to memorize the names of the days of the week. This will set your child up for success in learning concepts of time and will also be useful in understanding story sequences.
5 ACTIVITIES TO HELP PRESCHOOLERS RECITE DAYS OF THE WEEK
Click any image below to see detailed instructions on how to do the activity.