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Young learners often find it tricky to learn the months of the year. But once they get the hang of it, children get very excited to chant what month of the year it is.

However, they find it very hard to get there. While the names themselves are hard to remember for little kids, what confuses them the most is remembering all months in order.

Learning the months of the year does not come alone. Children also need to be able to tell how many months there are in a year and the number of each month.

Moreover, the number of days in each month and a year can feel impossible to keep in mind.

What are Months of the Year?

Typically, a month is a collection of approximately 30 days’ time. The concept of months was invented by the period of time the moon takes to orbit around the earth.

The whole year comprises 12 months, making a total of 365 days in a year. A year can be divided into two halves: the first six months and the second six months of the year.

The first half begins in January and ends in the month of June. July marks the beginning of the second half of the year, while December is the month that ends it.

Here’s a quick look at each month in brief detail. This will make it easy for you to remember.

January

January is the first month of the year. It is the coldest winter month in the Northern Hemisphere but marks the beginning of summertime in the Southern Hemisphere. The month of January has 31 days.

February

February is the second month of the year. In Northern Hemisphere, it is considered to be the last month of winter. It is the strangest month as it has the lowest number of days. The month of February has 28 days, but in leap years, it increases to 29 days.

March

The third month of the year, March marks the beginning of springtime in the Northern Hemisphere. On the other hand, autumn starts in the Southern Hemisphere in the month of March. The month of March has 31 days.

April

April is the fourth month of the year and the second month of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It also brings rain and windy weather in some places. The month of April has 30 days.

May

May is the fifth month of the first half of the year. It marks the beginning of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. The month of May has 31 days.

June

June is the sixth month of the year. The middle of the year brings sunny days and hot temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere. The month of June has 30 days.

July

July, the seventh month, marks the start of the second half of the year. Most areas know this month as when summer vacation begins. The month is 31 days long.

August

August is the eighth month of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, it is the perfect month to hit the beach. The month of August has 31 days.

September

The ninth month of the year, September is the month that marks the start of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere. The month of September has 30 days.

October

With 31 days, October is the tenth month of the year. It is the second month of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.

November

November is the eleventh month of the year. During this month, the Southern Hemisphere experiences rising temperatures, and it starts getting colder in the Northern Hemisphere. The month of November has 30 days.

December

December is the twelfth and last month of the year. It is the month that brings winters in the Northern hemisphere. The month of December has 31 days.

All Months in Order- List

Here is a list that has all the months in order. We have also included the month number to help you remember which month comes after or before another month. You can now easily learn the names of all months in order!

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December

A Fun Way to Learn the Months in Order

The easiest way for children to learn the names of the months is by connecting them to a holiday or any other memorable day.

For instance, it is best for them to remember their own birthday month as well as the entire family’s. Next up, they can learn the months of popular holidays, like Christmas or Hanukkah.

Here is an easy method that can help young minds grasp the month names, month numbers, and the number of days in each month. Learning the months requires repetition and practicing so that they remain in memory.

Knuckles Method

The
involves learning the number of days in each month through the help of your knuckles and the spaces between them. To start, first, pull your hands in front of you into fists. Turn them upside down, so the back of your hand comes on top.

Now, remember that your knuckles represent the months with 31 days. Meanwhile, the space between each knuckle represents the rest of the months.

Another thing to note is that the two knuckles that meet when you bring fists together are the months of July and August. These are the months that come together in the list of months and both have 31 days.

Solved Questions to Help You Out

  1. What is the last month of the year?
  • September
  • July
  • December
  • November
  1. Which two months have 31 days?
  • July and September
  • February and May
  • January and June
  • July and December
  1. What month comes after March?
  • April
  • August
  • February
  • October
  1. What is the sixth month of the year?
  • November
  • July
  • June
  • September
  1. How many days does a leap year have?
  • 366
  • 12
  • 31
  • 365
  1. Which month has the lowest number of days?
  • August
  • November
  • February
  • April
  1. Which month has 30 days?
  • June
  • August
  • December
  • March
  1. What is the first month of the year?
  • July
  • January
  • December
  • May
  1. What is the ninth month of the year?
  • November
  • October
  • September
  • June
  1. Which month has 29 days on a leap year?
  • February
  • July
  • September
  • April

Months of the Year Quiz

Let’s run a short and quick quiz to test your knowledge of the months of the year.

  1. How many days are in a month?
  2. How many months of the year have 28 days?
  3. What is the August month number?
  4. How many months are in a year?
  5. What is the eleventh month of the year?
  6. List all months in order.
  7. What months begin with the letter ‘J’?

Months Table

To help children learn the months of the year, here is an easy-to-understand and easy-to-learn table. We have also included the month number and the days in months.

You can also learn their abbreviated forms and what seasons are associated with what months, around most of the world.

For example: In the table below, you can identify the July month number to be 7, its short form to be Jul, as well as how many days there are in the month.

Month Number Month Name Short Form Days in a month Season
1 January Jan 31 days Winter (Northern Hemisphere)

 

2 February Feb 28 (29 days on leap year)
3 March Mar 31 days Spring (Northern Hemisphere)

 

 

4 April Apr 30 days
5 May May 31 days
6 June Jun 30 days Summer (Northern Hemisphere)

 

 

7 July Jul 31 days
8 August Aug 31 days
9 September Sep 30 days Autumn (Northern Hemisphere)

 

 

10 October Oct 31 days
11 November Nov 30 days
12 December Dec 31 days Winter (Northern Hemisphere)

Wrapping Up

There are 12 months in a year, namely: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December.

Remember that the first month of the year is called January, while December is the last month of the year. We hope we have made it easy for you to remember the names of all months in order.

We understand that learning math concepts and solving sums can be hard. We provide a range of workbooks and printable worksheets to help children understand difficult concepts much easier. Practicing math will now be easier and more fun!

Also, they are available for every subject, such as math, grammar, and vocabulary.

Frequently Asked Questions

The names of the 12 months in order are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December.

February is the month with the lowest number of days. It has 28 days which changes to 29 days on a leap year.

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December

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