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Teaching the Time

erinkate1
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Hi,

 

Does anyone know of any good websites that help teach the time to kids? I have tried everything - from YouTube videos to physical clocks and nothing seems to explain it in a simplified way. I am looking to start with an analogue method at first and then move on to the digital side of things. 

Any resource, tips or advice would be very much appreciated.

 

Thank you Face  

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Topic starter Posted : 14/05/2020 5:24 am
Winter
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I think this largely depends on the ages of the kids.I had a similar problem growing up when I was about 6-7, much  worsened by the fact that I live in a bilingual country with different takes on how to read time. The secret is to find an engaging way that will keep them interested. Have you thought of games? 

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Posted : 14/05/2020 8:43 am
Sammy84
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I agree with Winter. Games could be a good way of teaching your little one the time, depending on your child's age. Perhaps you could also get in touch with other parents or even your child's teacher to ask how they usually teach in in class. I think it's important that parents' teaching methods are consistent with that of their teachers, so that they do not become too confused. I hope that helps Smile

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Posted : 15/05/2020 5:56 am
erinkate1
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Thanks for the tips. I will try these. I hadn't thought of games and I definitely think its a good idea to ask the teacher. 

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Topic starter Posted : 15/05/2020 6:03 am
Harry
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What's the setting? A regular classroom? Or are you teaching online?

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Posted : 19/05/2020 3:15 am
erinkate1
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@harry We are home schooling. Yesterday we made a clock out of leaves and twigs from the garden which was quite a fun way to get familiar with the hands and hours/ minutes etc. I definitely have a new found respect for teachers since home schooling!

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Topic starter Posted : 19/05/2020 5:03 am
Harry
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@erinkate1 perhaps incorporating lightwork to simulate a sundial would make it quite interesting for them, and you could also take advantage of it and teach them about shadows. And then make a shadow puppet show. i dunno. Just some ideas.

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Posted : 20/05/2020 8:40 am
erinkate1
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@harry Thanks for your ideas. I will take this on board. I have also ordered some new books online which focus on teaching the time and money. 

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Topic starter Posted : 21/05/2020 3:13 am
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