If you tell your child about your trip to Disney you will get the same question multiple times a day: "When are we going?". For little children a calendar wont work, they don't understand the concept yet. They need something more visual. We made a count down chain. On each day I would write the day and the number of days till the trip. Each day you child can remove a day from the chain and they can see how many are left. My daughter helped make it.Happy stapling!