Does your child know how to read?
Does your child know the days of the week?
Does your child know ‘today’ ‘tomorrow’ and so on …
Here is a fun way to learn it / teach it / practice it!!!
1. Take 2 cylinders (2 cans / 2 circular pieces of wood …) at least 3″ radius and 1″ height.
2. Cut out 2 strips of paper (height and length equal to the height and circumference of the cylinder).
3. On one, print / write out the days of the week (equally spaced).
(Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday)
4. On another, print / write out ‘Day Before’, ‘Yesterday’, ‘Today’, ‘Tomorrow’, ‘Day After’
5. Affix each strip of paper along the sides of the 2 cylinders.
6. Align the the actual day of the week (Wednesday) against ‘today’.
7. If properly done, ‘Thursday’ will line up against ‘Tomorrow’, ‘Tuesday’ against ‘Yesterday’ and so on.
8. Teach your child to register what day of the week lines up against for ‘Today’.
9. Repeat the exercise on other days to make sure your child understands the concept.
Note: The first prototype was made on Tuesday, 14th of July, at 3:00 pm, in Everett, MA and given as a gift to a 4 and half year old girl named Sharada who knows to read, and knows the concept of relative-day. The prototype was made using a tee-light holder, and the words written out vertically on the 2 pieces of the tee-light holder.
Note 2: You may substitute the English with any other language and script. It will help the child learn his / her ‘mother tongue’ better.
Notobook And Fun by Vidya R is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.