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Activity: Daylight Savings

Story by October 31, 2015
Daylight Savings Time is a great excuse to chat with your child about time, the clock, and the changes they might see.

It’s that time of year again! Daylight Savings Time ends early Sunday morning in most American cities, Canada, and parts of Mexico. Is this topic too advanced to talk about with your young child? No way!

First of all, you and your child can go on a scavenger hunt for all the clocks that need changing throughout your home.

As you change your clocks back one hour, discuss with your child the changes they might see. The morning will be lighter, with sunrise occurring about one hour earlier on Sunday, November 1st. The evenings will be darker, which means some nighttime activities like bike rides or walks will have to be moved up earlier in the day.

Take a look at the month of November together. Any exciting family events planned? Any birthdays?

Take a moment to count the days until a special event, practicing counting while helping your child become familiar with a calendar!

Take a moment to count the days until a special event, practicing counting while helping your child become familiar with a calendar!

If you’d like to read more about the history of DST, we found this resource helpful.

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