Children aged 4 to 7 years
The concept of time is usually tricky for children to relate to, but as they get older they understand that telling the time is essential as it frames so many things in their life, What time do I go to school? When is lunch time? How many more minutes can I play in the gym?Teaching a child of any age to tell time becomes a stepping-stone in the child’s life. The child feels empowered and ‘grown-up’ as they become more able, and you will feel that they are gaining a sense of understanding about the world around them.
We want to take the mystery out of the 24-hour clock, the use of the analogue clock and the many terms used in ’time telling’.
We aim to break down some of the confusion that children encounter when they learn to tell the time, make them more confident and increase their recognition skills and encourage them to actively attempt to tell the time (or continue improving).
Through games, activities, crafts, and physical play we will cover:
- Big hand and little hand
- The 24 hour concept
- Difference between analogue and digital
- The vocabulary of telling the time