Welsh language time teaching classroom clock

Welsh Language Time Teaching Clocks Now in Stock

Last year, you may remember we launched a limited-edition Welsh language time teaching clock.  Well, our initial supplies dwindled incredibly quickly and due to popular demand, we can now confirm that we have more clocks back in stock!

Before we look at the clocks themselves, let’s remind ourselves why embracing the Welsh language is so important.

There have been a number of items in the news recently about the Welsh language, including:

  • The Welsh government is hoping there will be 1 million Welsh speakers by 2050
  • The number of children going to Welsh language schools (Welsh Medium schools) has more than doubled in the last 30 years
  • Welsh is a compulsory language for pupils across Wales in Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • The BBC recently launched a second welsh language radio channel
  • Welsh was officially allowed to be used as the language of a debate at the Houses of Parliament, during a meeting of the Welsh Grand Committee recently

So, it seems Welsh is a language on the up, and with government initiatives to encourage more speakers and many pupils in Wales being taught in Welsh, there is a need for resources that will fit in with Welsh time teaching lessons.

Our Welsh classroom clocks feature our simple, 3-step time teaching system and are ideal for the classroom wall as they are silent – so no ticking to distract your students!

We developed our time teaching method back in 1992, and we still believe it the best way to teach children to tell the time, no matter what language they are learning in.  Our clocks are designed to be bright and engaging to make children want to interact and learn.

Orders can be placed online, so please click here to view our Welsh language time teaching clocks or call us on 01684 566832 for more information.

Christmas Gift Ideas from EasyRead Time Teacher

Why A Time Teaching Clock is the perfect Christmas present

With November firmly underway, kids around the country have started writing their lists ready for Father Christmas. And with an abundance of specific toys to buy, shopping can be an arduous task. Whether it’s a Hatchimals toy, a Luvabella Doll or a Paw Patrol Sea Patroller, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice.

Although shopping for the Christmas toy of the year might be a fixture in our calendars, sometimes the best presents are available all year round, last longer than a few months and offer a clear educational benefit.

Take our time teaching clocks and wrist watches for example – they’re fun, interactive, educational and last for years to come. Whether you pop a wrist watch in your child’s stocking or give them a wall clock, our products are sure to offer a welcome break to the norm this Christmas. What’s more, your little one can go back to school after the festive break with a clear head start on telling the time.

Despite time teaching now being a part of the maths curriculum, an EasyRead Time Teacher clock gives your child the chance to consolidate their learning at home. Additionally, our products make learning to tell the time an exciting process which keeps children engaged for longer – fantastic for a topic that many children find confusing and difficult to understand.

We haven’t just developed a range of clocks and watches, but have also created a set of fun teaching resources such as flashcards that make learning to tell the time an exciting and rewarding process – perfect for a stocking filler or tree present.

If you would like to find out more about the EasyRead Time Teacher methodology or discuss any of our products, please call Sue on 01684 566832, or email us here [email protected].


time teaching products

Why our time teaching products stand the test of time!

EasyRead Time Teacher was founded in 2011 and since then our time teaching products have helped thousands of children to learn how to tell the time.

Here we explain why our specialist teaching products offer the perfect tool for helping youngsters through the right of passage that is learning how to tell the time:

We believe that learning should be fun

We all understand how difficult it is to learn and adapt to something that we find boring or unengaging, and this is no different for children.

As standard clock faces can appear uninteresting, we put every effort to design educational tools that are bright, attractive and interactive. If a child is having fun, we believe this will only benefit interaction and engagement during the learning process.

Our teaching methods offer simplicity

We first developed our three-step learning technique back in 1992 and believe it to be the most effective teaching system available for learning to tell the time.

A large part of this success comes from the fact that our learning resources offer a structured and uncomplicated method for telling the time, one that gives the person who is learning a simple but effective learning experience.

An interactive range of teaching products

Our educational time teaching products come in a selection of timepieces that promote guided and independent learning for children.

Time Teacher Clocks are popular as they provide an excellent teaching aid and a visible daily reminder of the importance and structure of time. Our Wrist Watches and Alarm Clocks offer a highly interactive method of building a child’s familiarity with the concept of time and the responsibilities that are attached to it.

If you would like to find out more about our great range of time teaching products available in the United Kingdom, please contact Sue on 01684 566832.


prevent the summer slide with our time teaching clocks

Preventing the Summer Slide with EasyRead Time Teacher

For children, the summer holidays are often full of fun, laughter and ice cream. But when September comes, many will find it tricky to get back into the swing of things at school.

In addition, The American organisation, The National Summer Learning Association, found that teachers spend a significant amount of time reteaching the information that has been forgotten thanks to summer learning loss.

So how can this be tackled?

There are many classes and clubs that you can take your child to over the summer, from play and stay classes at the local library to crafty classes and sports camps. But one of the most beneficial things we think you can do to help your child during the holidays is to help them learn how to tell the time.

As Dave Allen’s comedy sketch on teaching your kid time shows, learning how to do it can fox the smartest of kids and take lots of hard work and dedication. Consequently, the school holidays offer the perfect chance to make a start or sharpen existing skills.

At EasyRead Time Teacher, we have devised the Rainbow Past and To Wall Clock, which uses a three-step system to teach the ‘past and to’ method. Children follow three easy steps:

  1. Read the number at the end of the long hand
  2. Say ‘minutes to’ if it’s pointing to the red side of the clock, or say ‘minutes past’ if it’s pointing to the green side
  3. Read the number at the end of the short hand. Like this: 8…minutes past/to…4.

We have also brought out a range of Past and To Watches that are available in a wide range of colours and sure to catch the attention of your child. If you would like to find out more about our approach to teaching children to tell the time, please contact us, or to buy a time teaching clock, please see here.

Past and to time teaching clock

Learning to Tell the Time with our Most Popular Time Teaching Clock

Being able to tell the time comes so naturally to most of us, that we’ve probably forgotten ever learning how to do it. But the truth is that it can be a confusing thing for children to master, that takes time and dedication.

At EasyRead Time Teacher, we believe that learning to tell the time should be fun and as straightforward as possible. Here, we share our top tips for helping youngsters on their way to success:

Invest in a learning resource

Our expertly developed Rainbow Past and To Wall Clock is the perfect way to help children learn to tell the time, thanks to a three-step system that teaches the ‘past and to’ method, which is common in the UK. Unlike other noisy clocks on the market, it has a silent hand that glides around the clock rather than ticking, perfect for quiet environments such as classrooms and bedrooms.

Children can use this time teaching clock to tell the time by following three simple steps:

  1. Read the number at the end of the long hand
  2. Say ‘minutes to’ if it’s pointing to the red side of the clock, or say ‘minutes past’ if it’s pointing to the green side
  3. Read the number at the end of the short hand. Like this: 8…minutes…2.


Reinforce that time is chronological

In order to be able to tell the time, it is important for children to understand how doing it relates to the past, present and future. By helping a child link events in their lives to the times they take place, it reinforces the notion of time as a linear and structured measurement.

You can do this by using time related vocabulary such as ‘minutes’ or ‘o’clock’ when you are talking to your child about their schedule as this can help them begin to understand what they are doing and at what time that normally happens.

Use songs and art

Songs and rhymes are used to help children remember lots of things, and telling the time is no different. Sing songs about time, like ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’ and make up rhymes that may help them remember ways of telling the time.

Art can also be an effective educational tool for children, so making a clock and decorating it with things that happen at different times can be a fun and engaging activity that aids the learning process.

Check out our range of expertly designed products that can help you teach telling the time in a clear and easy way. If you would like any further information on our range, you can call: 01684 566832. We also sell our products in Australia and the USA, for contact details, please see here.