Learning about calendars—the days of the weeks, months of the year, seasons, and holidays—can be tricky for little ones, but it can also be so much fun! It is the perfect opportunity for nature walks while learning about the seasons, hands-on crafts to learn the days of the week, and, of course, diving into some beautiful children’s books.
In fact, one of the sessions in my preschool curriculum, Play into Kindergarten Readiness, is dedicated to calendars! The books below are the recommended books for that session.
If you haven’t heard of Play into Kindergarten Readiness before, let me give you the briefest of rundowns. The curriculum includes 28 weeks of daily activities to enjoy with your little one. You cover all fundamental preschool skills—literacy, numeracy, fine and gross motor skills, and social and emotional wellness—in 20 minutes of play a day! You can take a peek right here: Play into Kindergarten Readiness
Speaking of numeracy skills in preschoolers, do you have my FREE Number Cards Printable yet? It includes cards for the numbers 0 to 10 with a little number formation rhyme for each, plus five ways that you can play with the cards AND a sample week from Play into Kindergarten Readiness! Grab it right here:
Now back to those books! Here are the six books I recommend for the Calendars theme in Play into Kindergarten Readiness.
I strongly suggest you get these books from the library if you are able to. I have also included my Amazon affiliate links below, in case you would like to add them to your personal library.
Learning About Calendars with Books!
#1: Today is Monday
Book Suggestion: Today is Monday by Eric Carle
String beans, spaghetti, ZOOOOP, roast beef, fresh fish, chicken, and ice cream are the delicious fare during the week in this popular children’s song. Until Sunday. Then, all the world’s children are invited to come together and share in the meal.
#2: Stories of the Seasons
Book Suggestion: Stories of the Seasons by IglooBooks
Discover the story of the seasons with four beautiful bedtime tales from the natural world. Meet a cuddly bear, a friendly raindrop, a little acorn, and a shining snowflake, and learn how the world changes as the year goes by.
#3: Hap-Pea All Year
Book Suggestion: Hap-Pea All Year by Keith Baker
With bouncy rhyming text and playful peapacked illustrations, celebrating the months, seasons, and holidays has never been so fun!
#4: Cookie’s Week
Book Suggestion: Cookie’s Week by Cindy Ward
With its bright watercolour illustrations and one sentence of text per page, toddlers will love following Cookie through the days of the week—and seeing all the trouble he causes around the house!
#5: Oscar the Octopus: A Book About the Months of the Year
Join Oscar as he introduces preschoolers to the months of the year, texture, colours, and fascinating sea creatures.
#6: What’s the Time, Clockodile?
Book Suggestion: What’s the Time, Clockodile? by Jonthan Litton
Learn to tell time with “Clockodile”! Children can learn to tell time by using the movable hands. Also included is the digital time on each spread. Turn the hands on the clock for a “clicketyclackety” sound!
There you have it, my friend, six books for preschoolers that are perfect for learning all about calendars!
If you want beautifully easy days, where your preschooler learns all core skills in 20 minutes of play a day, be sure to check out Play into Kindergarten Readiness. One activity a day, and your little one will be set to soar!
Take a peek right here:
P.S. Don’t forget to grab your FREE Number Cards: