Telling time is a tricky business, especially for kids. Methods familiarize children with hours as a parent or teacher, you can make learning how to tell time a fun activity by making clocks with your kid. Before you begin making your clocks, make sure your kid knows the basics.
Once the clocks are made, you can start teaching them the different blocks of time. Have your child write down the numbers 1 through 60 on a piece of paper. As they write each number, have them recite the number as well. Post this piece of paper on a wall and have them recite the numbers regularly.
Use counting songs to help your child practice counting. Look for other counting songs online. To encourage your child to learn, make sure to reward them with playtime or their favorite snack for doing a good job. Understanding groups of five will also make learning to tell time much easier. Have your child write down increments of five on a sheet of paper up to 60. As they write the numbers, have them recite them as well. Make sure to point out that each number either ends in a 5 or a 0.
Teach them the general concept of time. General concepts of time are the morning, noon, the evening, and nighttime. Familiarize your kid with these concepts by associating each concept with certain activities. Then quiz your kid by asking them when certain things happen. You can post a daily schedule chart so your child has a visual that shows them different things they do during the day. Refer to the chart when explaining the times of various daily events.
Grab 2 paper plates and an analog clock. The paper plates will be used to make the clocks. The analog clock will be used as a reference for making the clocks. Place them on a table and sit with your kid at the table. Let your kid know in an excited voice that, together, you all will be making your very own clocks. Fold the paper plates into halves.