Teachers say these things teach them how:
Use an old-fashioned clock with movable knobs/stems.
First teach approximate time. Move the large hand of the clock and have your child describe the time using language like, “It’s almost 3 o’clock. It’s a little after 3 o’clock.”
Next, let your child turn the clock stem as you point out that the minute hand makes one complete sweep as the hour hand moves from one hour to the next.
Show your child that the minute hand takes five minutes to move from one digit to the next. Starting with the minute hand at 12, have your child move the hand from digit to digit. Count by fives at each move.
Let your child master telling the minutes after the hour before introducing the concept of time before the hour.
Have your child practice setting the clock to some specific time, such as 3:15.
Ask your child to set special times—like bed time, supper time and snack time.
Give your child his own clock and teach him how to set the alarm.
Give your child the responsibility of managing his wake-up time, the end of homework time—using the alarm feature.
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