When teaching children how to read analog clocks, we can sometimes forget to build a strong foundation in the very basic step of understanding how to tell what hour it is.
The trouble is, the visual of a tradtional clock does not make it clear and a graphic that divides each hour is very helpful for children who still struggle with this concept. Educator Cindy Lee writes in her blog that most tradtional teaching of time use clocks that don’t show where the hours end and begin. She offers a better resource:
Here is the link to the wonderful blog post with more detail:
Some other great resources that may enhance your teaching space include a real working clock that reinforces the use of this concept. We found this great resource for introducing and revisiting telling time on analog clocks (click the link for the Amazon page to purchase):
How did you introduce time telling? What worked for your children?