I stumbled upon a cool way on how to teach your child to tell time – I wish I could take credit, but one of my good mama friends, Erin, shared this fun tip I wanted to pass on to you.
Here’s the secret – a multi-colored digital clock.
What makes this clock special is that each of the digital numbers is represented by a different color – versus all the same color.
Let me explain….I don’t know about you, but my three-year-old keeps getting up earlier and earlier. We’ve tried teaching him to stay in bed (unless he has to go to the bathroom) until 7 a.m.
Now, he’s old enough to recognize “7,” but he still struggles with the order of numbers. So at 5:47, he just sees a “7” and runs into our room. Same goes for counting down minutes to finishing breakfast, minutes left for playtime, minutes left for leaving for school…you get the idea.
Then one day, my friend Erin gave me this very simple, very cool, very inexpensive way to help your little ones learn to tell time.
This fabulous multi-colored digital clock. I got mine at Target for under $10. I actually got one for downstairs AND upstairs.
Now I tell my little man, “Okay sweetie, you can get out of bed when the ‘7’ is green.” And you know what? It works!! Just tell your kids what corresponding color and number to look for (a fun bonus – this will also reinforce color and number recognition).
I use this trick for bedtime, wake up time, playtime, leaving for school…love it!
Do you have any great how to teach your child to tell time tips for kiddos? If so, please share below!