Why we Still Use a Calendar at Circle Time
We are counting with 1-1 correspondence in a meaningful way
We are practicing counting orally to 30 or 31
We are moving with left to right, top to bottom progression
We are beginning to recognize numerals
We are exposing children to the vocabulary of days of the week and months of the year
When we mark special events on the calendar, we are helping children visualize a countdown to that event
We practice patterning
Overall, we are introducing the idea of what a calendar is and how it helps us, so that later when a calendar is present, children have schema for what is a calendar is.
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