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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Learning to Tell the Time!

Learning to tell the time is quite challenging for a preschooler. Moreover, unlike us, our children are more adapted to digital devices at such an early age that they really do not find enough motivation to tell the time in an analog clock. Whenever Liya wants to find out time she pulls out my phone or tab and reads it out. That's where I told her we will make a clock that would help her read time in an analog clock...

You may read the part 2 here.

Here you go!



Momma cut the circles. Girl did pasting and coloring. Momma did writing (please excuse my handwriting).

Three mistakes we did in this, probably will not repeat in the next session. (IA)
  • The numbers 40, 45, 50, 55 should have written in the reverse direction so that it would not have appeared reversed as seen here. Given that my preschooler is already into reading and writing in reverse, at times, she reads 45 as 54 etc.
  • The seconds dial should have been in green so that the visual clue is set to map it with green letters in the yellow patch
  • The spacing between numbers do not seems to be even. 
However, Liya is now able to tell the time by moving her clock dials as per analog clock. She is all excited! 


Liya taught Momma a lesson - how to recycle the "mess we created". She did a collage from the waste paper cuttings to teach Momma "this is how waste gets accumulated if we throw them out". She also made some kites from the leftover paper. I loved these ideas. :)
Happy Wednesday!

Linking with:  Creative Challenge, Mini Creations, Share with Me,
Tried and tested

You may read the part 2 here.

33 comments:

  1. That looks brilliant. Loads of fun making it and then learning from it, great idea :)

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    1. Of course we had loads of fun and learning... Thanks for popping by Jocelyn!

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  2. This is fantastic! Such a lovely idea to help her learn to tell the time, very creative and lots of fun to make! I love the fact that Liya wa creative with all the leftover bits too! Brilliant stuff! Thanks for linking with #creativechallenge

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    1. Thanks for the linky Caroline. Got to see so many creative ideas from mums. Enjoy your day!

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  3. Great post and ever so creative. It's always better to incorporate fun with learning, children respond so much better. What a great idea!! Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I loved reading your post, and getting to know more about you, your family, and your lovely blog. Hope to see you again! I will have to remember this activity for when my two get older. Love it. #sharewithme

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    1. I agree with you that kids enjoy learning through fun ideas. Thanks for the linky. It was surely my pleasure to hop over and meet some wonderful bloggers.

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  4. What a great idea, I'd not thought of doing anything like this. I really like your learning points at the end too :)

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    1. Thank you! Glad to have you here.. Have a great Wednesday!

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  5. Aww, a lovely idea! I'll definitely give this a go with my littles! E x

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    1. You must. They will love it! Thanks for popping by!

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  6. That is a great idea, I have been thinking about teaching Little 1 the time so making a clock would be a fab idea, we'll give it a go, thanks

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    1. Glad that you found it interesting and helpful. Good luck with your experiment.

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  7. What a great idea, will be pinning right away! Mel #SharewithMe

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    1. Glad that you liked it. Have a great day! :)

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  8. Well done Liya. I love this idea and will have a go myself. It is true that there is much less opportunity to learn to tell the time now. #minicreations

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    1. Try, I am sure you will never regret it.. :)

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  9. Great idea, we have made paper clocks before but this one looks much nicer! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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    1. Paper clocks sounds great. Will try it some day!

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  10. A fun activity I still remember from school. It's great that she's learning with you Nish.
    Liya, I love your clock and learning to tell the time will always be handy :)

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    1. I don't know how long she is going to have patience to learn with me lol!

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  11. This is such a good idea, my 4yo would love this! #MiniCreations

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    1. Thank you Sarah. I love reading you expat life stories from the US. I have lived an expat life in the States and so I love to listen to you!

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  12. Great idea, it looks good and fun to make :)

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    1. Thanks Karen. It was a fun packed learning session.

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  13. Great idea and I'll definitely be stealing it! Very inspiring. My little man is really into learning to tell the time but I didn't know where to start until now. Thanks!
    http://makemeanearthmother.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I guarantee that this is a good start for little ones. They would love turning dials and mapping to the analog clock on the wall. Good luck with your adventures!

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  14. It's such a good idea to make something tactile to help young children learn. #ShareWithMe

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  15. That is such a great idea! I'm sure I have an Usborne book somewhere with a clock with turning hands but I like the idea of creating a clock with them - JJ is 4 now and definitely knows his numbers up to 12 (and sometimes beyond!) so this would be good for him I think... #CreativeChallenge

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    1. What I found interesting about making a clock to teach L about time is that she got to involve in making and which motivates her to "use her-own" creations in learning. I am sure using a book with inbuilt clock is indeed helpful. However, putting some effort in making our own gives loads of insights to little ones. Happy learning JJ!

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  16. Grace says - A fab idea and a fun way to learn how to tell the time.
    Thanks for linking to #minicreations

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  17. What a fab clock! My Preschooler and I are learning to tell the time too and we made a clock using stones and rocks. We have a teaching clock similar to this too. I find playing games helps with the learning as telling the time is such a difficult concept for some kids
    x x

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  18. I remember doing this as a project in school when I was like 9 or 10. Brings back memories and then now I can share it with my toddler.

    Its .. amazing! I didn't know that there will be a time when I can share things to my son.

    Nice blog post =)

    #creativechallenge

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