Do You Know What Time It Is?

October 19, 2011 at 09:00 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Play@Home Mom, Reviews | Leave a comment

The other night, when we were getting ready for bed, I asked my girls, “Do you know what time it is?” I was just looking for “bedtime” as the answer, but Lori, my four year old, looked at me and said, “It’s thirteen hundred o’ clock”. It sounded like she was starting to get the concept and might be ready to learn how to tell time.

ALEX Toys Ready, Set, Tell Time!

Earlier this year, ALEX came out with a Ready, Set, Tell Time kit that makes learning how to read a clock fun and easy to understand. The kit is filled with 5 different hands-on activities to help preschoolers learn how to tell time. Inside, we found a cute smiling clock with movable hands and a colorful puzzle with numbers from 1 to 12. There is also an activity to plan your day – what will you do in the morning, afternoon and night? There is even a matching game, where you have to match the time on a clock to the digital time, and a dozen double-sided flash cards describing common activities at different times of the day.

ALEX Toys Ready, Set, Tell Time!

After playing with all the different parts of the kit for almost an entire afternoon, Lori now understands how to read the hour hand (or “little hand,” as she calls it) on the clock. She now also knows that there is no such time as thirteen hundred o’ clock!

Why I like this toy:

  • Makes learning a new concept fun, not frustrating.
  • Comes with 5 different types of games and activities: matching game, puzzle, activity cards and more!
  • The clock is adorable! The cute face and movable hands invite children to explore and not be intimidated to learn this new skill.

I am really excited for Lori to continue learning and understand how to tell time. Now I can tell her, “Don’t get out of bed until 7:00 in the morning!”

Is it time to teach someone you know how to read a clock?

ALEX Toys Play@Home Mom

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