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Wednesday, 1 April 2009

How to teach a six year old to tell time

How to teach a six year old to tell time

Step1
Show the child how to draw out a clock face. Have him put clock numbers around the paper plate, then fill in dashes to represent the individual minutes.
Step2
Make an hour hand and fasten it in the middle of the paper plate.
Step3
Show the child how to tell time when the hour hand is on the number. This step should be pretty easy.
Step4
Show them how to tell time if the hour hand is in front of the number. Show him several different times on the clock and have him tell him what the hour is.
Step5
Make a construction paper minute hand and attach it on to the clock.
Step6
Teach the kid how to tell time when the minute hand is on one of the big numbers. Once the six-year-old knows to multiply the number the minute hand is on by 5, add the hour hand back in.
Step7
Teach the child to tell time when the minute hand is between the big numbers. To do this, she has to multiply the big number by 5 and add the number of dashes past that number to the minute.


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