Welcome back to the Kinder Club blog! Each week we will focus on an early literacy concept and share fun stories, activities and tips to help reinforce a variety of kindergarten readiness skills.

This week’s concept is months of the year!

Happy New Year! January is the start of a new year. Each year has 12 months and each month has their very own special name. Read the names of each month listed below. Start with January and make your way to December which is the last month of the year.

Can you trace the names of each month in the image above with your finger? Do you know in which month you celebrate your birthday?

Learning the months of the year can be tricky, but fun too! Click on the video below to listen to Mrs. K. share a playful story about the pea gang rolling through the months of the year. Do you remember what the pea friends did in February? What special drink did the pea friends share in December? Which month looked like the most fun to you?

Thank you to Beach Lane Books -Simon & Schuster for allowing us to share this story with you.

Mrs. K. shared a silly dance to help learn the months of the year. Did you or your parents know the tune? The tune and movements are from a song called Macarena. If you didn’t already, go ahead and dance through the year with Mrs. K.

If you picked up a Kinder Club practice packet from the library, have fun completing this week’s activities and stayed tuned for our next activity post.

Kindergarten Readiness Tip: Calendars are a great way to learn about the months of the year, days of the week and seasons. Grab a calendar (from the store or print one from the internet) and fill it with events that are important to your family. What day is your birthday? What day of the week is July 4? How many days are in the month of March? Did you know that February 9 is National Pizza Day? YUM! Find February 9 on your calendar and draw a slice of pizza.