The passage of time is a very important issue in our day to day life. From a very young age, children ask when is their birthday, when they are going to visit someone, etc., but “time” is a difficult concept to explain.
The Annual Circular Calendar brings the abstract concept of time to children in a simple and visual way. They see how small a day is in that big year. If you mark every new day with them (e.g with a sticker), they easily see how time is passing, how much it will take until a special date (e.g. birthday) as you can point out such events in advance. Moreover, it helps a lot to explain the meaning of “birthdays”, why we celebrate the new year, why the rhythm of seasons repeats every year…
The Annual Circular Calendar represents one year, including seasons, months, and days. It is a perpetual calendar, so you can use it year after year. The 29th of February is gray to represent a leap year.
The calendar is printed on 100% cotton fabric. The circle has a diameter of approx. 96 cm. It comes with 5 crowns of different colors and a practical fabric bag to store it. To clean wash by hand or machine (30 ºC)
The Annual Circular Calendar can be used by children of different ages, whether they can read or not. It is your choice to use the labels or not (yet). The calendar comes with one set of color-coded labels (months and seasons) in one of the available languages. You can include more labels (e.g. other languages) or crowns if you want to. Please ask me about the conditions. The same (or similar) colors as those in typical Waldorf and Montessori calendars have been used. The labels are made of laminated canvas, being safe (no sharp edges), and durable.
The Annual Circular Calendar can be used in many ways at school or at home.
- To mark day after day the square of that day to observe how time is passing.
- To understand seasonal changes.
- To indicate relevant annual events or events such as birthdays, exits, appointments…
- To learn the names of the months and seasons.
- For the Montessori Birthday Celebration (a celebration of life ceremony).
- To talk about how the days have gone, how much time is left for that date to happen again, how long has it been since ...?
SIZE: The diameter of the circular calendar is approx. 96 cm.
MATERIAL: Cotton fabric, laminate canvas.
PRODUCER: Mimia Montessori, woman-owned crafts business.
ORIGIN: Handmade in Spain.
WHY WE LOVE THIS PRODUCT
♥ A simple and visual way to learn about time.
♥ Perpetual calendar. Sustainable Toy.
PRODUCTION TIME: 1-3 business days.
SHIPPING: Free Worldwide Standard shipping available. This product can't be shipped to Australia. To learn more check the Shipping Details.