Reading a Clock
In these days of digital everything, your child may not see many conventional clocks, but telling time the "old way" is still a skill she should learn.
- Colored construction paper
- Paper plate
- Paper fastener
- Crayon, pen, or marker
- Make a play clock for your child to practice telling time.
- Cut big and little hands out of colored construction paper and attach them to a paper plate with a paper fastener.
- Using a crayon, pen, or marker, number the clock appropriately.
- Your child can move the hands around the clock as she learns the basics of telling time.
- Most young children will not learn all the details of telling time--to the quarter hour, to the minute, and so on--but, if they know their numbers up to twelve, they can certainly learn to tell time on the hour and maybe even on the half hour.
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Copyright © 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.
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