Our Days Of The Week Activities are an excellent way to help your students learn to identify, name and sequence the days of the week.
Learning to tell time involves a lot more than reading the time clocks, and this is something that is taught in the later years.
Time in the early years includes many important aspects such as:
- the duration or passage of time
- time past, present and time in the future
When teaching the Days of the Week your students need to learn:
- there are 7 days in a week
- the names of each of them
- the order in which they occur
- what the day is today, was yesterday and will be tomorrow
- link specific days to familiar events
- a week is a period of 7 days
- Monday – Friday are weekdays
- Saturday and Sunday are the weekend
- to be fluent in reciting the days of the week
- know what day comes before or after a named day
- to sequence everyday events in time order
- compare 2 events and decide which takes longer/shorter
- order 3 events from shortest to longest
Although there will be many opportunities to teach the concept of time incidentally and using a morning Calendar routine, the concept of time still needs to be purposefully taught in the early years.
We’ve put together a range of teaching time resources and days of the week activities to help you, so all you need to do is download them!