Saturday, July 10, 2010
Teaching Children To Tell Time
Teaching children to tell time is an essential skill to learn. There are many ways to teach it, though I find hands on learning the best. I purchased this little clock to the left for only 3.99 at ChristianBooks.com. I have been looking for a learning clock, and since I am frugal, ahem cheap, I have been looking for a sale. This is actually a puzzle and the hands are movable, and removable. While the puzzle is too young for Caitlin the movable hands are just what I was looking for. You could also use an old broken clock, and remove the face. If your child is more of a watch and learn individual, you could use the video below, and you can even rent the full length video for 7 days at Youtube, for like 3 dollars. I didn't even know you could rent the videos on Youtube, did you? No matter which method you choose repetition is the key. Start with the hour, then go to half hour, then 15 minute intervals. Minute by minute to the second will come last in your time teaching order. I find it a great way to teach skip counting as well.