6 Best Books About The Days Of The Week Update 05/2022

During their morning circle time, both of my twins’ autism preschools use a big calendar. Children use velcro parts to change the calendar each day. They learn about the concept of a day, month, and year, as well as the days of the week, seasons, holidays, the weather, and their daily class schedule.

This is very common in preschools, and I’m sure both of my boys will learn from this. Besides, there’s a lot of information in it, but Kids do better when they work on one thing at a time, so at home I’m working on days of the week. How my kids spend Monday through Friday is based on their school schedule. But, like most families with kids on the spectrum, we also try to keep a steady schedule on the weekends. Saturday is usually a day at the playground and the library, and Sunday is for swimming class.

Today is Monday by Eric Carle

Today is Monday, which is great for a child who needs to learn how to order the days of the week. Eric Carle’s illustrations are fun to look at. If you think of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” the text is a simple cumulative poem. Each line builds on the lines that came before. I think some kids might find this poetic structure hard to understand, but it hasn’t been for my kids, so I don’t think it is.

The book talks about a lot of different animals and what they eat on different days of the week. Almost all the foods and animals are very simple, so most kids should be able to use them to build on what they already know about. The good news is that Eric Carle has put sheet music at the back of the book so that you can sing this book as a song. Any time you can sing a book to a child, I think it’s good for them. For many kids, it looks like it makes them more excited and interested.

Cookie’s Week by Cindy Ward, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)

Cookie the cat’s clumsy, mess-making misadventures are so funny to Luke that he can’t get enough of this book. Cookie’s Week is a simple book about how things happen. It’s based on physical comedy, active language, and short sentences. It’s easy to see that the illustrations have been done very well.

Each day of the week is shown as Cookie does something bad. It’s time to turn the page. The mess Cookie makes is shown. For all but the last day, the text is almost the same: ” was everywhere!” Repetition is very useful because it not only helps a child fill in the next word (like “water”), but it also helps build the sentence. For Luke, I said the first few words and let him finish. He likes to say “…everywhere!” We want him to be able to say the whole sentence on his own.

Monday is One Day by Arthur A. Levine, Julian Hector (Illustrator)

As a next step, Monday is One Day shows that each day of the week can be counted. This is great for kids who are ready to think about them as more than a simple sequence. At its heart, the book talks about how we miss our families during the work and school week. It’s a social-emotional story that teaches two simple ways to deal with stress: counting the days and looking for special moments in everyday life. The days themselves aren’t counted (which I would have preferred), but it doesn’t matter. Instead, for the first four days, the parents and kids count something that is important to them. This helps them keep track of the number of the day. It’s one cuddle on Monday, two stomps in a puddle on Tuesday, three raspberries on the nose on Wednesday, and four T-Rex growls on Thursday. During the story, we like to play these fun games.

Because Friday and Saturday don’t count, this structure doesn’t work very well. Everyone is having a good time together in a park when we finally arrive on Sunday. I like that the book rhymes and has a limited number of words, even though the rhythm is a little off at times. It’s easy for both of my kids to follow. If your family isn’t like most families in children’s books, this is a book that will help you understand how different families can be. As someone who is married to Janet, I pay attention when a book shows different types of families. There are single dads, single moms, two single dads, two single moms, grandparents raising kids, a mom-and-dad family, and grandparents raising a child. Monday is One Day.

Perfect Square by Michael Hall

Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall is one of those books that I always look at in stores as works of art. My kids don’t always understand them. Perfect Square is a good thing.

The story is about a red square. The square changes as the week goes on because of something that can’t be seen. When someone does this on Monday, they use scissors and a hole punch to cut it up. There are some scraps left over from the building. Then it makes a fountain with them. On Tuesday, an orange square is cut into small pieces and made into flowers, then put back together. Wednesday, a green square was cut into strips and turned into a park. Then, too. When the square’s color changes, it is a great way to tell when to move on to the next part of the picture. As soon as I start a new section, I often ask, “What color is the square now?” because my boys both like to tact colors. Nobody moves the square when we get to the end on Sunday. It has a frowny face because of its “four equal sides” and says things like “confining.” In the end, the square turns into a (square) window and looks out at its week’s creations, which are then re-listed. I didn’t like this moment because I didn’t like being a square. As much as my son Harry likes to change the names of the things the square made, this ending is way too Michael Hall-like for him. It is about how to break things down and build them back up again in this book. For him, this book is about how the square can be broken down and rebuilt to make something new. In case it’s raining on a rainy Sunday, I’ll take some construction paper and some scissors and some glue as well as some markers to have even more fun with this one.

5 Little Ducks by Denise Fleming

I’ve had a lot of success with “The Wheels on the Bus,” “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” and other nursery songs that apply to books. When I saw a new edition of “5 Little Ducks” with the days of the week added, I was excited.

Using a pulp painting method, the artist creates a beautiful, unique, and messy piece of art. Because Luke loves the song so much, I’m pretty sure that he wouldn’t have looked at the book. How he looks shows that he has a hard time finding the ducks. These pages show the total number of ducks that went out that day, but with one duckling facing the other way. It’s Papa Duck, not Mama, who calls Quack, quack, quack! “That duck is going away!” Luke doesn’t understand because the text gives a number that doesn’t match the number of ducklings in the picture. Despite this bad decision, I think this book is great for kids who like the song. Changing the lyrics to include the days of the week was a good idea by Fleming, and books where you can sing with your kids are often the best read-alouds when your child doesn’t pay attention.

I Had a Favorite Dress by by Boni Ashburn, Julia Denos (Illustrator)

Picture books with more girls of color are great!

I Had a Favorite Dress is about a little girl who likes to wear the same dress on Tuesdays. One day, the dress is too short. Mom knows how to use a sewing machine, so the dress is turned into a new shirt. This is how it used to be: The girl wore her favorite shirt every Wednesday. The shirt soon turns into a tank top, a skirt, a scarf, a pair of socks, and a hair bow. Then, with the last scraps, she makes a piece of art. New favorite clothing items become linked to the next day in the week as they go through this.

The illustrator blends watercolors and pencils in a pretty color scheme. Because the text is a well-structured poem that has a certain bounce to it, kids can feel like they are in the story. “SNIP, SNIP” and “sew, sew” were two of their favorite parts. My favorite thing about Boni Ashburn is how she used the days of the week in her story. Another way we can tell how much time has passed is by seeing the seasons change. I also like the variety of clothes that can be used for tacking. There are lots of clothes in this book that help your child learn how to name them (although the shirt looks a little like a dress). This isn’t all. I also like the theme, which is so universally about a child being sad that a favorite piece of clothing doesn’t fit any more. His rainboots are always a big deal to him, and it’s hard for him when they aren’t seasonal or when he grows out of a pair and I can’t find the same style. Unfortunately, he doesn’t like the book’s subject matter very much. HARRY: I like it a lot more than I thought I did.

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