EasyRead Time Teacher

Spotlight on our children’s wall clocks

Are you a parent looking for some extra help for your little one as they learn to tell the time? With our full range of educational clocks, including our children’s wall clocks, we are here to transform the learning process into a fun and engaging activity. With their vibrant colours and educational designs, these clocks are made with all the information and support that a child needs to read the time, so join us as we explore how our clocks will improve your child’s abilities.

EasyRead children’s wall clocks

Many young children find learning to read a clock challenging as they are often confused by the hands and numbers, but mastering this skill early on in life is crucial as it gives them the skills that they need to manage their daily routines and independence.

For many, the numbers on a clock are their first introduction to numbers, and telling the time is the first mathematical concept that they encounter, so if you are looking to give your child the support that they need with their learning, then make sure to opt for our clear, child-friendly clocks today.

Here at EasyRead, we understand the struggles that young children encounter when first learning these skills, and we aim to make time-telling quick and simple with our clocks. So, what exactly does our range offer your child?

1. Our teaching methods

As part of our innovative design, we offer two EasyRead formats which allow you to choose the approach that best suits your child’s learning style and preferences, or your own if they have not yet learned a method.

The 12/24-hour format helps children understand the difference between morning and afternoon times, reinforcing their understanding of the daily passage of time and their own schedules. Alternatively, our Past & To method splits the clock into two halves, making it easier for children to understand minutes past the hour and minutes to the next hour. This intuitive design breaks down the complex concept of time into manageable chunks, ensuring that children can learn at their own pace, and with our clear, colour-coded dials and straightforward labelling of numbers, learning the time becomes an engaging and rewarding experience for every child.

2. Colour-coded segments

The face of each one of our clocks is divided into clear sections and features colour-coded segments that clearly distinguish between the hours and minutes. With distinct colours for each hour and minute zone, we have divided up every minute of the day and made it much easier for children to see the difference between hours and minutes, and therefore the relationship between these two measurements. This supports their understanding of time and helps separate it into quantifiable units that can be tracked and measured by following our methods.

Our clear dials therefore carry all the necessary information that children need to learn to tell the time, eliminating any confusion and reducing the need for additional intuition. Children can simply read the time and practice saying it out loud, making the learning process an accessible and straightforward experience that all young learners are able to master and enjoy.

3. Large, easy-to-read numbers

Did you know that conventional clocks actually contain very little useful information for children who are learning this important skill? The average clock design contains only 12 numbers, and hands which aren’t labelled as minute or hours hands, making the majority of these designs confusing or unclear for young children, and causing them to rely on their instincts or assumptions when reading the time.

With large, prominent numbers, EasyRead clocks ensure that children are able to easily see and identify the time, reducing confusion and enhancing their confidence. The gradual gradient of our numbers follows the movement of time, providing a further visual representation of the passing time, and our bold and distinctive numbers mean that children can quickly and accurately read their kids wall clock from anywhere in the room. This design feature supports children in developing their time-telling skills without frustration by encouraging them to practise often and reinforce their learning throughout their days.

4. Engaging and fun design

The bright, engaging, and colour-coded designs offered by these clocks are intended to capture the attention and interest of children in order to engage them in reading the clock. This turns the process into a fun and engaging activity, rather than a chore that has been given to them by their parents or school, and makes them much more likely to interact with the clock and learn.

Additionally, the silent, no-ticking feature ensures that even the most easily distracted children can focus on reading the time without confusion or distraction, and creates a calm learning environment for all those who engage with our designs. So, if your child is often scared by the task of reading an analogue clock, or reacts with panic when you try to teach them, turn the process into a stress-free activity and help them to concentrate by investing in one of our designs today.

5. Support for parents

If you are unsure of which teaching method is right for your child, then don’t worry – we are here to take the pressure off you with our EasyRead 2 or 3-step teaching methods. These intuitive methods are game-changers for parents, as they break down time-telling into simple, manageable steps that are easy for children to understand and follow.

For example:

⦁ Identify the minute hand and say the number that it is pointing to.
⦁ Say which side of the clock the minute hand is pointing to (past or to).
⦁ Identify the hour hand and say the number that it is pointing to.

All of our EasyRead clocks are designed to be quickly and easily read by using these methods and parents can confidently rely on this method to support their child’s learning. As the ideal first clock to help children learn to tell the time at home, our clocks also function as a valuable resource that can be used by the entire family, so make this new activity a shared, enjoyable family experience with our silent, battery powered clocks today.

Tips for Parents

Once you’ve decided on the best kids wall clock for your home, incorporating its use into your family’s daily routine is quick and simple, but it will have an immediate impact on your childs’ skills.

Start by placing the clock in a prominent location where your child spends most of their time, such as in the kitchen, living room, or playroom, and encourage them to use the clock during their daily activities. This doesn’t mean just reminding them to check the time every so often – rather, it means asking them directly to tell you the time throughout the day, or setting small challenges, like timing tasks, or playing ‘what time is it?’ games. You can also ask them to check the time when it’s time for meals, homework, or bedtime and contextualising the use of the clock in this way during their daily activities will reinforce their practical time telling skills.

No matter what activities you opt for, celebrate your child’s successes and continuous improvement to boost their confidence and keep them motivated to learn. Additionally, our full EasyRead range includes a wide selection of resources to complement our children’s wall clocks, including watches, games, online resources, and bedside clocks, so if you are looking to make the learning process even more effective, check out our full range today.

Our Telling Time Clock Range

With their specialist educational design, engaging design features, and supportive teaching methods, our children’s wall clocks make learning fun and stress-free for all children and their families. So, if you’re looking for an educational clock to support your child and improve their abilities, head over to our online shop and find the best telling time clock to boost their confidence and understanding.

back to school time teaching essentials

Back to school essentials from the EasyRead time teaching range

After a long break due to the Coronavirus pandemic, schools are finally set to re-open in England and Wales from the start of September, ready for the autumn academic term. With such a long break from education for many children, it is going to be hard getting back into the routine of classroom learning and getting up early in the mornings ready for the school day ahead. That’s where our products can help. 

At EasyRead our time teaching clocks and watches are the perfect back to school gift for young children who are learning to tell the time.  Not only are they a great reference point to support classroom learning, but they can also help your child to keep track of the time during the school day – for example what time to get up, what time they need to be ready to leave and of course home time! 

Let’s review some of our most popular products that can support your child to learn to tell the time: 

Time Teaching Wall Clocks

time teaching wall clocks

If you are looking for a first clock for your child, then our EasyRead time teaching wall clocks tick all the boxes. 

They are: 

  • Clear and easy to read 
  • Silent – no ticking hands 
  • Feature our simple time teaching system – choose from the 24 hour or ‘past and to’ method 

You can choose from a rainbow, white or red and blue face to accommodate your child’s preferences or the colour scheme of the room where you are going to hang the clock.  

Please click here to shop for our time teaching wall clocks. 

Time Teacher Watches

time teacher watches

The best way to learn a new skill is to immerse yourself in it, so by wearing a watch your children can take time telling with them wherever they go.   

Our time teacher watches are available in a wide range of colours, with a number of different strap styles to choose from including bright colours and camouflage designs.  They are: 

  • Battery operated 
  • Available in water resistant or waterproof varieties 
  • Designed to fit wrists from 12cm to 18cm in circumference 

Our watches make the perfect back to school gift and we are sure your child will love showing off their new watch to their friends in the playground.   

Please click here to browse our range of time teaching watches. 

Fun and Games

tell the time cards

It’s not all about the hard work, learning to tell the time can also be a fun activity that all the family can enjoy. Who can resist a game of snap with our Tell The Time Cards? 

The perfect after school game, our Tell the Time Cards let the learning continue in a fun, family oriented way. 

Coming Soon – our time teaching alarm clocks

time teaching alarm clocks

We’re delighted to announce that the wait is almost over, as our popular time teaching alarm clocks will be back in stock very soon.  With silent hands and built in night light, our alarm clocks are the perfect bedside companion for little learners. 

Please click here to message us if you’d like to pre-order an alarm clock. 

We also offer a range of teaching resources to help out in the classroom so please click here if you are a teacher looking for new ways to make time teaching fun. 

Wishing you all a safe and happy return to school and we hope our products help to make learning a little easier.