How to teach the time.
Time... it's the most precious thing we have. Teaching our children to manage their time effectively from a young age, will help them become more organised and make the most out of their time. However, our children can't learn good time management skills if they don't know how to tell the time.
Learning to tell the time can be a very difficult concept for children to grasp and master. This is very true not only for young children, but also for some teens and even adults, that did not learn how to tell the time properly from a young age. 'Time' is an essential part of the school curriculum, however it is a concept that can be easily forgotten if it is not put into daily practice.
We have designed a watch for children that is high quality, stylish and has special features, which will help your child learn to tell the time.
Learn to tell the time features
TO | PAST
We have included a TO and PAST feature to assist the child in telling the time. We have designed it with a straight line in the middle of To and Past, to represent that this half of the clock face is past the hour and the other half is to the next hour. This will eventually over time become a natural part of telling the time and it is a great visual feature to have in assisting and promoting the child's learning journey.
Understanding the number value for each number on the clock face can be very confusing for a child. We have made it clear for children to identify how many minutes 'past' or 'to' the hour it is, without having to count. Our numbers count up from 0-30 and then down from 30 back to zero, instead of seeing the number 40 and having to work out that it is 20 to, when the minute hand is on the 8, the smaller outer number is 20 and they can refer to the to and past and work out very quickly that it is 20 to the hour. This also teaches the correct 'language' so rather than saying it is 40 past, the child will say it is 20 to.
We incorporated the word O'clock as part of the minute line at the 12. We used the 0 minute from the top as the 0 and then added clock. This is a great feature there to prompt the child's memory.
The word 'half' is written on the minute line at the 6. We also have the 30, so children can learn the language of both 'half past' and 'thirty'.
We chose to put in 1/4 at both the 3 and 9 instead of the number 15, to foster the development of the correct language used when telling the time.
We ensured to add all of these great features in a clear yet subtle way, with no compromise on style. Your child will feel so great when they are confident with telling the time and will develop good time management skills from an early age, which are vital in all aspects of life.
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