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    Default Teaching a child about months and years

    How did you teach your child about months and years? DS understands days in a week but he just can't get months and years. We've explained and looked at calendars but he's just not getting it. (He's 5.5 but has/had a severe speech delay which has affected his understanding of the world.)

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    Default Teaching a child about months and years

    We had a calendar, just printed and laminated a monthly planner, and she would blu-tack her events in (illustrations of whatever it was) I think this helped me as she wouldn't ask me a thousand times a day when something was happening.

    However, I think this is something you're unable to teach, as in they can learn there are 365days in a year, but not the actual concept of the time frame, I think it's just a development thing.
    There was a study where kids were asked if they wanted 1 treat now or 10 treats in an hour and they all opted for the 1 now, because they have no understanding of time.

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    Timelines are sometimes easier for kids to visualise, so getting a looooooong piece of paper, cutting a calendar up into strips and glueing them down.

    A round seasonal picture also helps

    Get a large round paper plate, at #1 write January and color it on for middle summer (grass starting to dry out), and #2 write February and color it in/draw pictures for a dry/end of year summer, and at #3 write March and trees starting to change color etc

    Its a gradual process

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