Children with dyslexia, dyspraxia and many on the autistic scale may struggle to learn to tell the time easily. They especially have problems telling the time on a clock with hands.
It may be that you can tell whole hours and half hours but not smaller chunks such as 8:04. People with S.E.N. might find it difficult to distinguish between the minute and hour hands. Also concepts such as ‘to’ and ‘past’ on a clock might be confusing.
As a parent, there are several ways you can help your children to learn to tell the time:
Make your child the ‘official time keeper’ – Ask at frequent intervals what the time is in order to keep them practising
Our EasyRead watches and clocks are clear and colourful with a large dial showing every detail your child needs. Our simple yet effective three step teaching system makes it easy for children to learn to read the time in terms of ‘minutes past’ and ‘minutes to’ the hour. Our equally as effective two step system teaches children how to tell the time digitally.
Feedback from our customers indicates that our EasyRead clocks and watches really helped their S.E.N. children to learn how to tell the time.
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The new EasyRead TwinTime Classroom Sets are ‘hands on’ teaching resources for children learning to tell the time. They are double sided and feature an analogue clock face with independently moveable hour and minutes hands on both sides – perfect for teaching a classroom full of children. Teaching how to tell the time using both the digital and analogue methods is easy as one side shows ‘minutes past and to the hour’ and the other side shows ’12 and 24 hour time’.
40 million adults can’t tell the time according to a recent survey. The impact on their lives can be significant and it is easy to solve.
It’s never too late to learn how to tell the time, even as an adult. You might think it’s no longer necessary for you to learn how to tell the time. But clocks are everywhere: Grand Central Station, City Halls and even in cars! “I’ll meet you at a quarter after five” – this could be a problem!
EasyRead have the answer.
We are a family business dedicated to helping kids and adults learn to tell the time. Our clocks and wrist watches use both the digital and tradition ‘minutes past’ and ‘minutes to’ methods.
We have had over 50,000 worldwide sales; we are trusted by hundreds of schools and have a proven track record.
Every child has to tell the time eventually, but how do you start to teach them? Our wristwatches will make the process of learning to tell the time easy and fun. With an EasyRead Time Teacher wristwatch a four year old can learn to tell the time in just 10 minutes.
They’re comfortable and colourful, with a large clear face that shows the child everything they need to know to tell the time. The wristband will fit even the tiniest wrist and it’s removable, so you can wash it when you need to. Our simple step by step teaching system means that anyone can help them learn.
In addition, we also offer clocks for the home. Our three step teaching system is easy to master, enabling the children to learn with very minimum input from the adults around them.
Teaching kids how to tell the time can be a long and arduous process which can really test your patience. Countless “What’s the time?” questions can be exhausting, but we have the answer. EasyRead Time Teacher has designed a successful two-step system which will enable you to easily teach any child how to tell the time.
Have a go yourself and see how easy the two-step system really is.
This EasyRead clock face is available as a silent wall clock for the home or school or as a wrist watch kids can take anywhere.
At the beginning of the year there is so much to think about; have I enough school supplies? Am I up to speed with the curriculum? When was that meeting again? It might sound too good to be true- but with Easy Read Time Teacher we have the perfect way to teach children how to tell the time. Our two systems are so beautifully simple and effective you will want to use them straight away.
These systems for learning to tell the time will give children confidence to tell the time without help. Reassure their skills with one of our classroom wall clocks in two different sizes and colours.
The three-step system for learning to tell the time in ‘minutes past’ and ‘minutes to’ the hour is quick and effective. Simply read the number at the end of the long hand, then read which side of the clock the long hand is on (either ‘minutes to’ or ‘minutes past’), followed by the number at the end of the short hand. The two-step system for reading the time in terms of 12 and 24 hour digital time is equally effortless. Read the number at the end of the short hand, and then the number at the end of the long hand. Explain that in the morning we read the big hour number. In the afternoon we can choose to read either the big or small hour number.
The key to any success is practice, practice, practice. Teach the children to teach themselves while at play with our large wall mounted EasyRead playground clock. The clock is a robust weatherproof construction with toughened glass lens for extra durability. The face design replicates the EasyRead Classroom Clock and takes the same 3-step time teaching method from the Classroom to the Playground.
Sit back and relax safe in the knowledge that teaching the time is not another lesson to squeeze into your schedule, but a class all set up and ready to go.
Now that children are back at school, they will be more eager than ever to learning new things. Now really is the best time to start them early on the important life skills like telling time.
Of course, where do you start when it comes to teaching the time? Surely that’s the school’s job?
However, 7% of the population can’t tell the time using a traditional clock face, so don’t leave it to chance and it’s an important life skill so start early. We have two systems on how to tell the time but both are equally successful and both simple. Our clocks are perfect for the kitchen or the bedroom, and our wristwatches are designed in a wide range of colours and styles- so there is a something for everyone.
Having a clock and watch at home means that children will no longer have to ask for the time, they can read it themselves. If you start teaching your child to tell the time with the two or three step teaching systems and one of our easy to read clocks and watches be prepared to watch their confidence soar. With over 50,000 worldwide sales in only 3 years we know it will work for you.
To make it even easier for you, we also have a number of free resources suitable for children aged 4-11 years which will keep the kids entertained over the January weekends. It’s a piece of cake getting the kids excited about learning, just download our popular clock face drawing sheet for starters!
Christmas is a very special time for all the family. It’s a time when families get together and nothing is more enjoyable than seeing the look of excitement on your Niece or Nephew’s face while they rip open their Christmas gift.
Are you having difficulty shopping for the children in your family this Christmas? Our EasyRead clocks and watches are a brilliant and educational present. Children all over the world have loved taking ownership of their learning – it’s great to see children teaching themselves!
Our watches are perfect for children learning to tell the time. They are clear, colourful and stylish – your Niece and Nephews will love showing off their new watch to all their friends! And with our completely silent, colourful and simple face, our clocks are a great addition to any room. Perfect for children aged 4 to 11 years. No longer will children have to ask for the time, they can see for themselves!
We also have a number of free resources for little ones. You can download our popular clock face colouring sheet to keep the children in your family entertained this Christmas and New Year. Why not use it to count the hours till Father Christmas visits? Download here.
Telling the time is part of Kindergarten and also an important life skill. As a parent, it’s only natural that you would want to prepare your child for this big step in their lives. EasyRead Time Teacher is the simplest and most effective time teaching system for children. Give your children a Holiday gift that is fun and exciting but also develops important life skills.
The Holiday Season Combo includes our famous EasyRead wall clock and wrist watch. Children love taking ownership of their learning and our clock and watch combo allows them to do this.
With no irritating ticking keeping your kids awake, our EasyRead clock is the perfect addition to your kid’s bedroom. With a large clear face, strong strap and great design; your kids will be telling the time in no time! Start the process with the clock and then really cement their learning with a watch. They will own the time and be able to practice any time of the day.
Telling the time is part of the National Curriculum in Key Stage 1 and also an important life skill. As a parent, it’s only natural that you would want to prepare your child for this big step in their lives. EasyRead Time Teacher is the simplest and most effective time teaching system for children. Give your little ones a Christmas present that is fun and exciting but also develops important life skills.
The Christmas combo includes our famous EasyRead wall clock and wrist watch. Children love taking ownership of their learning and our clock and watch combo allows them to do this. Our wall clock is so popular that last weekend it was the fastest selling wall clock on Amazon UK!
With no irritating ticking keeping your little ones awake, our EasyRead clock is the perfect addition to your child’s bedroom. With a large clear face, strong strap and great design; your little ones will be telling the time in no time! Start the process with the clock and then really cement their learning with a watch. They will own the time and be able to practice any time of the day.
They’ve written a list, they’ve probably checked it more than twice and now you’ve got the hard part of buying presents! What better Christmas gift for your little ones than the gift of time? Our colourful clocks are perfect for children who are nearing school age. Learning how to tell the time is a daunting task for both parents and children. EasyRead Time Teacher can help you to prepare your child for school.
Our simple 3-step teaching system is effective for little ones but will also bring the whole family together in ways that makes learning fun and exciting. With silent ticking and a colourful face, the EasyRead wall clock is a perfect addition to your child’s bedroom.
We also specialise in wrist watches. The wristband will fit even the tiniest wrist and it’s removable so you can wash it when you need to.
Our clocks and watches are suitable for children 5-12 years.
EasyRead Time Teacher watches really are a fantastic present to give to the important child in your life – the gift of learning to tell the time. Every child has to tell the time as part of their Key Stage 1 maths syllabus. Our wristwatches and clocks will make the process of learning to tell the time easy and fun.
The watches are perfect as a stocking filler. They’re comfortable and colourful, with a large clear face that shows the child everything they need to know to tell the time. Our simple step by step teaching system means that anyone can help them learn. The wristband will fit even the tiniest wrist and it’s removable, so you can wash it when you need to.
In addition, we also offer clocks for the home, or if you’re thinking about school we have a series of products perfect for the classroom. Our three step teaching system is easy to master, enabling the children to learn with very minimum input from the adults around them.
Take a look at our video below to see the system in action.
Our greatest advert is our customers – which we have over 30,000 worldwide
“1 hour taught my kid to read the time. No more being woke up on a Saturday morning early to be asked if its time to watch tv.” Kevin W – Oct 2015
“My daughter learnt to tell the time in a day with this.” Jeff – Sept 2015
“Easy to read clock, my only regret is that I didn’t buy it sooner” C – Aug 2015
“A great clock for helping children to learn to tell the time. It has a very cheerful and attractive appearance, and is divided into sections by colour, which helps to identify whether it is “to” the hour, or “past”. Definitely a useful purchase. A big plus, too, is that it is silent, and so if hanging on a child’s bedroom wall, there will be no background noise.” Morganite – Sept 2015
“Fantastic watch. My son (4) was able to tell the time within 10 minutes.”
“Excellent, looks good quality, strong strap, my daughter within a day, seems competent now with telling time, she said, “it’s the best watch ever”, great for the child that has little confidence in time telling.” Tanya E – Sep 2015
“I recently bought this for my 7 year old daughter who was struggling to learn to tell the time. She has cracked it within two days of wearing this watch. It is incredibly intuitive to use and the way it is set out and gives the child all the tools they need to tell the time using an analogue clock. I would definitely recommend and am buying them for my nephew and niece for their birthdays!” G Oct 2015
“Love this watch and have the clock already. Easy to understand and to teach with.” Amber H – Aug 2015
“A very good watch. Intuitive and fun.” Casey R – Oct 2015
“Bought this for my 5year old daughter and it is lovely, colourful, silent and of good quality. It has so much detail, minutes, seconds etc and the different colours make it easier to learn from as my daughter knows now the green side is PAST and red side TO. Great for girls and boys. Would definitely recommend!”
“Such a good watch so easy to explain how to tell the time” Lisa – Aug 2015
We have hundreds more reviews on Amazon and also from our international stores – you can feel confident that when you purchase from us our products are effective and will teach your child how to tell the time. Not only that they make the best kind of Christmas present.