The days of the week are a measure of time that is important for children to understand when they are of school-going age. They can learn that ballet class may be on a Wednesday and that the weekends are on Saturday and Sunday (in most countries). Learning the days of the week in English can help them understand about their own schedules, so let's get started!
The days of the week in English:
Plural forms of the days of the week
The plural for the days of the week is formed by adding an "s" at the end of the word:
Conversation questions - Days of the week dialogue
The following is a conversation about asking about the days of the week and the plural use.
Peter: Hi Martha, what day is today?
Martha: It's Friday
Peter: Yay! On Fridays we have ice cream for dessert!
Exercises to learn the days of the week
Kids begin to be conscious of time concepts in early childhood, but in elementary school it is important for children to master the days of the week. That's why it's imperative that they start working on these concepts from a young age with the help of games, songs and activities that capture their attention efficiently.
- Weekly roulette: Draw a roulette on a cardboard with the names of the days of the week. With this game, we will focus on training the idea of "yesterday" and of "tomorrow". We should then proceed to ask the kid: What day is today? What day will be tomorrow? And what day was yesterday? Through this game, your child will be able to learn and become familiar with the concepts of time and to see the different days of the week in relation to each other.
- The train: Draw or print out a train like the one shown. In each wagon, your kid should write the days of the week in chronological order. This way, they will be able to comprehend the order of the days of the week and understand the seven days as one whole week.
- Calendar: To help your child become familiar with the days of the week, you can get a calendar in English and place it in their room. With your child, you should take some time every day and talk about which day it is. Talk about the different activities that you do on specific days. If your child is a little older, you can start making plans for each day with them and let them organize these plans according to the day.
Song to learn the days of the week in English:
Songs are a great tool for kids to enjoy while they learn words in a faster and easier way. You can find several songs about the days of the week, but we'll leave you with this one.
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