We have been encouraged to focus on learning the months of the year.
I found this song on YouTube and thing it's great.
The tune is familiar and slow paced enough that a young child can learn it with ease.
We're also trying to tie in the months of the year with the four seasons.
Lulu created a poster for each season.
1/ We printed off a heading for each season with a picture (which she picked) to reflect what that season looks like.
2/ We used Microsoft Word - Word Art to print off the names of the months. She coloured them in and cut each month out.
3/ We glued both headings and months to the posters.
4/ Then she recorded with words and pictures what she liked about each season. E.g. Autumn leaves fall off the trees.
5/ We also recorded which months all our birthday's are in.
6/ Finally Lulu also created little pictures for Christmas / Easter / Halloween and we stuck them on the respective posters.
Now that we have pinned them up on our kitchen wall, we'll take the time to look at them each day and go through the months of the year.
Finally I created a bit of a quiz. Girl loves a good quiz.
I printed and laminated the months of the year. I put a little blutack on the back of them and stuck them to our small white board, which is very portable.
I mixed them all up and asked her to put them in order.
It's a great way to not only teach her the months of the year, but again what the words look like. She can now tell me the months in any order from sight, which is great, considering a week earlier she couldn't even pronounce them all!
Do you have a trick like a song or poem that helps you to remember the months of the year?