When teaching your children the basics of maths, tell the time clocks are a great resource to start with. By helping them understand and explain time, these clocks can introduce your child to maths concepts in an engaging and accessible way that gets their learning off to the best start. If you are searching for resources to support your child’s learning, EasyRead is here to help with a range of time teaching clocks and resources. 

How do tell the time clocks support learning? 

Tell the time clocks are excellent tools for teaching children the basics of telling the time, which can also help them with their maths skills. Clocks are often one of the very first experiences that children have with mathematics, and with numbers in general. By learning to tell the time, children can develop the basic mathematical skills needed to understand the progression of time and the number sequence visible on all clocks. Our tell the time clocks clearly detail the 60 minutes of each hour, as well as the 12 hours of the daily cycle, giving children the opportunity to familiarise themselves with these numbers and their connection to each other, before they move on to developing their mathematical skills.  

These time telling skills can easily be adapted to teach children the basics of addition and subtraction, as they can use the clock to add and subtract by counting minutes and hours. For example, if it is currently 10 past the hour, you can ask the children to add five minutes, which is easily achieved on our clocks.  

Our tell the time clocks  

Our time teaching clocks can help children get a head start in understanding maths and telling time. Whether you have a requirement for a wall clock, an alarm clock for your child’s bedside table, or a watch to support their independent learning, our tell the time clocks are simple and detailed resources. We supply both ‘minutes past and to’ the hour, or ’12 /24 hour’ clocks to support you in teaching your child the time using a method that works best for you.   

Overall, our tell the time clocks are an excellent way to introduce children to the basics of time telling and maths. By making it easier for them to understand and practise telling the time, the clocks can help children build their confidence and learn the basics of maths in a fun and engaging way.  

World Maths Day 

As the world’s largest online mathematics competition, World Maths Day is a global celebration of mathematics and an opportunity for children across the world to demonstrate their mathematical capabilities. This year, World Maths Day will be held on Wednesday 23rd March and includes Live Mathletics challenges for millions of students to participate in. As an inclusive celebration, students aged 5 to 18 across the world will be able to access this free competition, as well as students learning from home.  

If you are interested in supporting your child’s early mathematical learning, and their time telling ability, ahead of this years’ World Maths Day, view our full range of tell the time clocks today