Before a child is ready to tell time, it is important for a child to understand Morning, Afternoon, Evening, and Before and After.
There are many ways to practice this vocabulary at home.
I’ve always had a routine chart out for Bear.
Here is her most recent one.
It took forever to make because I looked on the internet for clipart to correspond to everything we do. But the most important part was that I separated the day in to Morning, Afternoon, and Evening to help Bear learn about the different parts of the day.
Another, even easier way to teach your child Morning, Afternoon, and Evening is to include the words in everyday conversations!
What did we do this morning?
What did we do this afternoon?
What did we do before we ate lunch?
What will we do after lunch?
What do we do in the evening?
Is it morning or afternoon right now?
This occurs naturally as we recap our day at dinner or before bed.
Conversations is also a good way to help reinforce the concept of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
What did we play yesterday?
Where are we going today?
Who are we visiting tomorrow?
Pretty easy, isn’t it?