I often wondered the best approach to talk about time with my young kids. Until I saw a birthday celebration at my son’s Montessori School.
A representation of the sun is set up in the middle of the carpet. The birthday child holds a representation of the Earth. And starts walking. First rotation around the sun, first year, second rotation, second year, and so on until the child has had the Earth rotated around the Sun the number of years that has passed since he/she was born.
Years. Month. Weeks. Hours. Minutes. Second. All, somewhat connected to our Sun and dearly Earth.
Both of my kids have been quite receptive to this concept.
“You mean the Earth has turned THAT many times around the sun since you were born???”
I know. I can’t believe it either.