Learning to tell the time is a vital ability and an essential part of early maths learning but getting to grips with this skill can be tricky for many children. At the Toy Fair recently, whilst exhibiting and generally having a huge amount of fun, EasyRead Time Teacher’s Sue Shackleton met up with an enthusiastic group of youngsters to see what they thought about our three-step time teaching system.
Step 1 – is to look at the long hand and see what number it is pointing to
Step 2 – is to look at which side of the clock this number is on – PAST or TO
Step 3 – is to look at the number at the end of the short hand
Then we put all three steps together to tell the time!
Our young audience got really involved and were even astute enough to point out that by the time we had explained our three-point system it was no longer 16 minutes past eleven but actually 17 minutes past!
Our alarm clock was a popular product with our young panel, especially the light up feature and even though some of our audience were too learned to give us the full thumbs up, (time telling had been part of their repertoire for several years), we suspect their parents may have greatly appreciated our products a few years ago when they were first learning.
It was our first time at the Toy Fair and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We would like to thank everyone who came along to our stand and spoke to us throughout the event, and thanks to the Toy Fair for making us feel very welcome.
For more information on any of our time teaching products on display at the Toy Fair please contact us on 01684 566832.