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In January Erin turned 3 and changed where she goes to nursery. Her old nursery sadly closed down so we changed to a Montessori nursery. Since then Erin has really thrived and she has become more and more interested in what happens on a daily basis. We have a large calendar/ white board where I write down everything we do and Erin asks what some of it means.
Instead of Erin using my calendar which is quite frankly a bit boring, we were recently sent a Danilo’s ‘My First Calendar’. There are three options available; Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol and PJ Masks so there should be a character your child likes.
The calendar is quite large (350 x 350mm) and each section is a decent size. There are 6 different interactive sections in total and each are nicely sized with space around them so the calendar isn’t too cluttered or confusing anywhere. I really like that each section is clearly separated from the others as it could all end up being a bit too intimidating for small children otherwise.
Danilo’s My First Calendar comes with a dry wipe marker pen so you and your child can customise and update the calendar on a daily basis. There is space to write the numerical date each day and somewhere to change the day and month as well.
In the bottom right hand corner of the calendar there is space for me and Erin to write down what she is doing on each day of the week. As you can see, Erin is always busy and on weekdays she has something happening each day. She loves to know what is coming up so this is a great way for her to be able to look herself and eventually, be able to read what each day says. It’s great that this area can be wiped clean as we will need to change it up for school holidays or if we go away anywhere.
Something Erin gets quite confused about sometimes is what time of day it is. She knows what when she wakes up from being asleep at night it is morning but she sometimes also says that it is morning because it’s light outside or because she’s just woken up for a nap. The interactive My First Calendar allows us to move the arrow around during the day so Erin can understand better what time of day it actually is.
Something else we like to talk about a lot is the weather but again, this is something that Erin can get a bit confused about at times. There is a circular section with 5 different weather types; sun, snow, storm, rain and cloudy, which covers most of what we get here in the UK. Erin seems to think that if it’s not raining or snowing then it’s sunny so having the cloudy option will be a really big help I think.
Danilo’s My First Calendar is such a great help for young children to learn more about what happens from day to day. Although Erin can’t read or write what’s on the calendar yet we are able to talk about all of the sections and she loves looking to see what we have coming up for the rest of the week.
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