Learning to tell time can sometimes be a bit of a challenge for some kids. Remembering the difference between the big hand and the little hand, what numbers mean quarter past and what numbers mean quarter ’til, and how many minutes each number on the clock stands for; it can all get a little confusing!
Fortunately, there are tons of fun activities out there to help your child master this particular skill and with a little bit of practice, they’ll be reading a clock like a pro in no time!
If your child has reached the age that they’re now old enough to learn to tell time on their own, these activities can help them not only understand how a clock works but also how to use it themselves.
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Making these clocks and using them to practice will give your child the confidence to attempt telling time on their own and once you’ve given them a go, you can use this free telling time printable to help them practice both analog and digital time displays!
Try adding hands to the clock for your child to “read” and then have them write the time in the digital box. For more of a challenge, write a time in the digital display yourself and have them add that time to the analog clock display.
Either way, you’re sure to get plenty of practice in when you combine this free printable with these fun activities!