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Ideas for using calendars

Calendars are an inexpensive resource that can support your child’s learning of several key ideas related to time. Calendars are a way of learning the names of the months, days of the week and learning about the structure of a week, a month and a year. The learning about time takes lots of practice and the more experiences a child has the more likely these concepts will be strengthened.

Calendars go on sale very quickly after the New Year and you can also get them at discount shops or can make them on the computer.

 
 
    
  
The family calendar
  
 
 
 
   
  
The calendar as a timeline
  
 
 
 
   

 Click for some suggested questions to ask in Māori. (PDF, 61KB)