Your little ones start to understand the concept of time as they become aware of the world around them. By the time your child is 12 months old, they know and have seen the time, weather and season changing around them. Soon, you start hearing questions like “why do I have to wear a sweater?” or “when will my birthday come?” These statements make it very clear that you need to teach your little one about things like seasons, time, how many months in a year are there in a year, etc.
To start with months, here is a guide on the name of 12 months in English that you can use to teach your little one about the months of the year.
What Age Should A Child Learn The Months Of The Year?
A preschooler or a kindergartener can be taught the months of the year. If your child shows signs of learning, you can also teach your child the months of the year.
12 Months Of The Year In English For Kids
It is essential to teach children about the months of the year as it later helps them understand the concept of time. Here’s the months of the year list with all month names for children to learn and remember. You can also take out the print of the image below and paste it into your child’s room.
It is the first month of the year. January has 31 days. In India, it’s winter season in January.
It is the second month of the year and has 28/29 days (depending on the leap year). In India, it’s the end of the winter season and the start of the spring season in February.
It is the third month and has 31 days. In India, it’s spring season in March.
It is the fourth month and has 30 days. In India, it’s summer season in April.
It is the fifth month of the year. May has 31 days. In India, it’s summer season in May.
It is the sixth month of the year. June has 30 days. In India, it’s summer season in June, which then slowly transitions to monsoon.
It is the seventh month of the year. July has 31 days. In India, it’s the end of the summer season and the beginning of the monsoon season in July.
It is the eighth month of the year. August has 31 days. In India, it’s monsoon season in August.
It is the ninth month of the year. September has 30 days. In India, it’s the end of the monsoon season and the start of the second summer in September.
It is the tenth month of the year. October has 31 days. In India, it’s really hot in October.
It is the eleventh month and has 30 days. In India, it’s the end of the hot season and the start of the winter season in November.
It is the twelfth month of the year. December has 31 days. In India, it’s winter season in December.
Abbreviations For The Names Of Months For Children
Abbreviations are short forms of words that people use. Abbreviations are pretty common these days. Therefore, it is important that children must know the abbreviations of the months. Here are the abbreviations of the months in order.
Short Month Name
Activities That Will Help Your Child Learn 12 Months Of The Year
The names of the months in a year come to us from Latin. Some of these month names are difficult to pronounce and spell. Therefore, you need a bag of tricks to make your child learn these twelve months’ names. Here are some month name activities that you can use to teach your child (January to December month names).
1. Learn With Songs And Rhyme
Children love to sing nursery rhymes, so you can teach your child the month names with the help of the following rhymes:
January brings the snow,
Makes our feet and fingers glow.
February brings the rain,
Thaws the frozen lake again.
March brings breezes loud and shrill,
Stirs the dancing daffodil.
April brings the primrose sweet,
Scatters daises at our feet.
May brings flocks of pretty lambs,
Skipping by their fleecy damns.
June brings tulips, lilies, roses,
Fills the children’s hand with posies.
Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers.
August brings the sheaves of corn,
Then the harvest home is borne.
Warm September brings the fruit,
Sportsmen then begin to shoot.
Fresh October brings the pheasants,
Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
Dull November brings the blast,
Then the leaves are whirling fast.
Chill December brings the sleet,
Blazing fire, and Christmas treat.
A Little Calendar
March is puffing, blowing too,
April’s good as gold;
May’s a child of happy face.
Laughter, love, and every grace;
June dreams all the day;
July’s for liberty;
August is too hot for play;
September’s glorious to see,
October is a ruddy time,
November winds are drear.
December means Old Santa Claus
Will soon be here!
2. Hopscotch With A Twist
Here is a twist to the original hopscotch game. Start with writing the months in place of numbers in the boxes and let your kid hop around while they learn the months of the year names in a fun way.
3. Teach With Flashcards
Make flashcards of each month and include an image that represents something that happens during that particular month. It can be a holiday, celebration or a change in the season. For example, you can draw a Christmas tree for December or snowfall for the winter months – December and January.
4. Month Tower With Building Blocks
Ask your child to make month towers using their building blocks. All they need to do is use the same number of blocks a particular month belongs to, to make a tower. For example, January will have one building block, February will have two building blocks, March with have three building blocks, and so on.
5. Arrange The Cards
Make months-of-the-year cards and shuffle them. Now give these cards to your kid and ask them to arrange all the cards in the correct order, starting with January.