Time is one of the trickiest subjects for babies. They just can’t seem to see the difference between weekends and workdays. However, teaching the time concept to children can boost brain development considerably. In fact, experts at the National Council of Fitness and Exercise in Ireland say it is one of the best healthy brain exercises out there.

That said, here are some of the ways to teach days of the week to children between age five and seven.

Introduce the Vocabulary First

There’s no learning days of the week before knowing the actual names. So, vocabulary comes first. Let the child know about the days of the week, complete with fun illustrations. At this point, the child does not need to get into the nitty-gritty details – learning the names is enough. Expect to spend a significant amount of time on this step.

Introduce the Order

The next step is introducing the order in which the days flow. And this tends to be the most challenging part of the whole project. However, you have to be patient as your child’s intelligence levels depends on it. Write the days of the week creatively on a colourful piece of paper then stick them on a book or wall. Have the child point the names as you say them.

Sing the Days of the Week

Children love singing, and it’s a great way to teach ‘hard’ concepts to 4 and 5-year-olds. And that makes them perfect for a day of the week training. Find a nice song on the internet or pick one from your achieves. This little gesture will add more fun to the learning process and provide an alternative to the pointing game. It is also possible to add gestures into the signing game to add more activity. You’ll be surprised at how well this little trick works.