They don’t know what a week is. They can’t fathom what a month represents. They struggle with yesterday, today and tomorrow. And days of the week have little meaning.
By age four, they begin to understand these things. They know the difference between day and night.
To increase your child’s understanding of time, you can:
• Talk about what you’re going to do during the day. “Soon we will do this . . . then we will do that.” Include concepts like before, first, next and so on.
• Review what you did. Talk about what happened in the morning, at lunch, after that, before that.
• Talk about what you did
• Ask about what your child did last night.
• Share what will happen tomorrow.
• Talk about the weather. Refer to today, yesterday and last week.
• Say what day it is or will be—Monday, Saturday and so on.
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