I taught my daughter the days of the week extremely easily through planets. She loves astronomy and it made her passionate about learning the days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc) when I showed her that they were "Moon day" "Mars day" "Mercury day" etc. Once she learned them by planet, I made a poster of the planets next to the names of the days. She picked them up immediately.
Now I'm having trouble getting her to memorize the months of the year. I've done some research (into origin) and found inconsistenty in them. For instance January has Janus and June has Juno...but December comes from "ten". =(
So I'm thinking of doing it by a different system -- not origins but something else that would trigger her interest.
Any ideas? I was hoping for something educational and equally useful, be it mythological, magickal, astrological, or cultural. Since most pagans went off the moon and our calendar is the sun, I'm at a loss for ideas.
I was hoping I could incorporate a bit of knowledge that would facilitate raising her with a worldview of beliefs. She loves learning about mythology and spirituality.
I'm very open with any ideas because although I will show her my ways and tell her what I believe, I teach her to think for herself. I want her to have the knowledge of ALL ways and beliefs, so that when she grows up, she can choose for herself.