Telling the time is an important skill in our our everyday life BUT sometimes it’s tricky to learn .
- Start by introducing time concepts of morning , afternoon and evening . Learning which activities relate to certain parts of the day for example the meals we have through the day.
2. Counting until 60 and knowing to count by 5 5,10,15,20 ……..60. (Skip counting) . This helps children to understand better addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
3. Learning that the long minute hand represents the minutes and the short Hours hand represents the hours.
4. Practicing telling the time on a White Board- this can be done taking turns to make it more playful.
5. Using our body to represent the time .
In this example I have used a Long sock to represent the minutes and a short sock to represent the hour .
Combing the body-mind connection by working on the proprioceptive sense.
Through working on our senses we grasp the concept of telling the time much better and also have a better understanding of our body as well as working on directionality and our spatial orientation which also contribute for better reading and better hand writing .