Obique Children’s Wall Clocks
Learning How to Tell Time – Necessity of a Wall Clock in the Child’s Room
Whether you’re teaching your child to tell the time or putting the finishing touches to a nursery, a wall clock with a child-friendly finishing is all you need.
Most parents are complaining that children prefer the digital clock instead of the analogue one because it’s easier to read. Although we agree, we believe that every child needs to learn how to tell time sooner rather than later.
It seems that what confuses children the most about telling time on a clock with hands it’s the fact that the numbers have two separate meanings.
When starting to teach a child how to tell time, first of all make sure the child can count to 60. Trying to teach the minutes in an hour before the child can count that high will be discouraging for the child and frustrating and unproductive for both of you. Another thing that helps is teaching the 5 times tables. Understanding 5…10…15…20…etc. will make it much easier to conceptualise the minute hand on a clock. Quickly being able to count by fives makes learning how to read an analogue clock much easier.
If you find that your child is still struggling with telling time, consider buying him a watch to wear and replacing the digital clock in his room with an analog one. Save the clocks with Roman numerals for when he’s a little further along!
Teaching your child about hours and minutes doesn’t have to be a chore anymore. Everybody knows that children respond better to a playful manner of learning new things. Having a wall clock of their desire, shaped like a spaceman, princess, elephant or something else that the child loves will make the task of learning to tell time way much easier and pleasant.
Also, having a clock in every room is a smart way to stay on schedule. Wall clocks work well in almost any room so why not getting one for your child’s room?
Check our entire collection of children’s wall clocks and choose the one best suited for your child: butterfly, panda, motorbike, lion, elephant, ladybird – plenty to choose from!