- Barney - "Seven Days A Week"
BJ can't wait until Saturday when he will go camping, so Barney and the kids use a magic calendar to help him plan fun things to do for each day of the week.
- Arthur - "Arthur's TV-Free Week"
It's trouble, right here in Elwood City. The kids--and their parents--have all pledged not to watch TV for one whole week. That's days, hours, and a whole bunch of minutes (10,680 to be exact, as Buster is horrified to discover). Can they last? Who will be the first to break?
Do in Class
- Arthur: Calendars - Help students learn to keep track of days and months by making their own calendars.
- It's My Life: Time Management - Monthly Calendars - Help students learn how to make the most out of a monthly calendar. (Advanced Activity)
- Maya & Miguel: Family Traditions Calendar - Mark special family dates on a calendar scroll.
- PBS Parents Guide to Early Math: My Weekly Planner - Help children prepare for the days ahead and keep track of weekly schedules.
Play and Watch Online:
- Caillou: Days of the Week - Sing along with Caillou to learn the days of the week.
- Sagwa: Chinese Calendar - Explore the differences between the Western calendar and the Chinese calendar.
- Sing a Song of Piglets: A Calendar of Verse
By Eve Bunting and Emily Arnold McCully
Published September 2002 by Clarion Books
Piglets work and play in snow and sun. Bunting's verse and McCully's energetic piglets make this celebration of months and seasons a sure winner for young listeners and readers.
- A Child's Calendar
By John Updike and Trina Schart Hyman
Updike's poems and Hyman's paintings celebrate the twelve months of the year. Find surprises in the familiar: "the radiator purrs all day," "the sun is nervous as a kite," "the breezes taste of apple peel," "frost bites the lawn," and "the stripped and shapely maple grieves the loss of her departed leaves." This book is perfect for children 4-8, and older.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.