Teaching your Toddler the Days of the Week
My daughter is a very "routine-oriented" kiddo. She loves to understand what is happening, and how her days are organized. Last year, I looked all over to find a customizable chart to help her learn the days of the week and get a broad overview of her schedule. When I couldn't find anything I liked, I came up with this simple chart!
Materials: color card-stock, poster board, craft glue or hot glue, clothespins, ribbon for hanging, hole punch, and a good(ish) printer.
I used a long strip of black poster board as the backing and cut out the days of the week that I printed on color card stock. I used clothespins and hot glue to make the yesterday/today/tomorrow pieces and the other pieces that indicate the activities during the week.
I work Thursday night shifts, and Grandpa comes so I can shower beforehand and Grandma comes so I can sleep afterwards. I used pictures of them to indicate the days they come over. When she was littler, I used pictures of her in the location of the activity (like a picture of her at the baby gym). Now, she understands symbols a bit better, I used musical notes for her "Music Together" class and other similar symbols.
Using this chart made it so much easier for my daughter to predict the order of her week. She sees that Grandpa will be here today and that Grandma is coming tomorrow by looking at the little pictures. She gets so excited!
Brighter Tip: We also sing the Kiboomers "Days of the Week" song while we talk about it in the mornings.
I also love that you can add as many pins as you want for other activities during the week like grocery trips. I put those pins at the top.
I hope you enjoy!