Preschool blank calendars are a great idea to engage your child in learning about numbers, months of the year, days of the week, and even holidays. There are a great variety of preschool blank calendars available at school supply stores and even retail book stores. Some preschool blank calendars come with a theme and some even come laminated for continuous use. There are entire lesson themes that center on calendar time. When children enter kindergarten they are often exposed to a daily calendar time as well. Teaching your child these skills before kindergarten is a great way to introduce many vital skills. You will have the opportunity to count everyday. This not only teaches counting, but also number recognition. You will also be teaching the days of the week and months of the year, which can additionally supply a list of known sight words.
If you do not want to spend the money buying a pre-made preschool blank calendar set you could always make one yourself. There are a variety of online resources that offer printable preschool blank calendars. If you want something a little larger you could use a printable as a model and then recreate it in the desired size. You can use scrap booking materials to make special place markers for holidays on the calendar. Make sure to laminate these pieces so they will not get damaged. When you have completed your preschool blank calendar and all of the pieces are ready, it is time to find a way to attach the pieces to the calendar. You can leave them permanently attached, but it is also fun to have your child place the appropriate number on the appropriate day of the week. This action also helps to reinforce the learning of the number and day of the week. If you would like removable pieces Velcro is a good option, but you can also use paperclips, double-sided tape, or sticky putty. This tool should be highly interactive in order to teach the skills that are intended. You can even add aspects such as family birthday’s for extra practice.
If you are using the preschool blank calendars as a school readiness aid it may be prudent to check in with a kindergarten or preschool teacher where your child will be attending to see if he or she utilizes a calendar in the classroom and what skills are taught. This will give you an idea of where you should be headed. Anytime you are teaching your child a new skill remember to be patient.↑ Back to Top