Hi Children,

We all have seen a calendar at our home with some combination of numbers which changes every day. But do we know what it is used for? It is of course used to find today's date. It is also used to identify any specific day. It has a format through which we can identify the date.

Generally, the universal calendar format contains three main portions date, month and year. This chapter is going to teach how to write the date, month and year in two famous formats used across the world.

British English Date Format:
British English date format is used by many countries across the world. In this format, the order is as follows - date, month and then the year.

YEAR:
In the below two images, you can find that the year is placed in the end (following date and month).

2012 represents the year 2012 in the British date format

1999 represents the year 1999 in the British date format

Month of the Year:
In the below two images, you can find that the month is placed in the middle of date and year.

03 represents the third month March of the year 2012

12 represents the twelfth month December of the year 1999
Date of the Month:
The below two images teach you the position of the date. You can find that the date is placed first (before month and year).

25 represents the date 25 of the month March and year 2012

30 represents the date 30 of the month December and year 1999
Easy. Isn't it children? Now we know how to write the date in British format. Let us also learn another famous format - American English Date Format.
American English Date Format:
In the American format, the order is as follows: month, date and then the year.

YEAR:
In the below two images, you can find that the year is placed at last (following date and month).

2012 represents the year 2012 in the American date format

1999 represents the year 1999 in the American date format
Month of the Year:
The below two images teach you the position of the month. You can find that the month is placed first (before date and year).

03 represents the third month March of the year 2012

12 represents the twelfth month December of the year 1999
Date of the Month:
In the below two images, you can find that the date is placed in the middle of month and year.

25 represents the date 25 of the month March and year 2012

30 represents the date 30 of the month December and year 1999
Teaching the date formats to children is made easier here. They can also learn how to write the same.