The final step in the Child’s understanding of time is the introduction of the Clock Activity – one Minute Past. This step will flow easily and possibly in conjunction with the five minutes past the o’clock. Broach the subject of seconds after the Child understands this activity.
How to Present this activity:
By now, the Child has a strong sensorial concept of time and this activity establishes that one hour is made up of sixty minutes. Using the bead stair of 5 helps children understand the concept that one hour is made up of 12 separate divisions of 5 beads each. They will further grasp the concept that 5 x 12 = 60 seconds.
We suggest you use the bead stair when presenting this activity to the Child.
Features of the Clock Activity – One Minute set:
- Control cards (12), each one displaying an analog clock-face with a different quarter-past the hourly o’clock time; and labelled (in words), for the quarter past the time displayed
- Mute cards (12) displaying the analog clock-face only. Each card reflects a different quarter past the hourly o’clock time.
- 12 Labels each one with a different quarter past time, written in words, example 12 o’clock.
- Control cards (12), each one displaying an analog clock-face with a different quarter past the hourly o’clock time; and labelled (digitally – in numbers) for the time displayed
- 12 Labels each one with a different quarter past the hourly time, in numbers, example 12:00.
- a plastic container with a lid
This activity seeks to achieve two different objectives. The direct objective; with practice, the Child learns to tell the time. Indirectly, children improve their vocabulary, numeracy and reading skills.
Note: we sell the clock (in the illustration), separately.