Many children find difficulty in learning to tell the time. Mastering the basic concepts is important in helping them in their understanding of ‘time’, particularly when they move onto digital time keeping.
The front side of the ‘Telling the Time’ study mat presents colourful clock faces with example times of o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. In the examples shown, clock times are given in numerical and word description. A list of ‘Time Words’ is also featured for reference.
There are many activities on the reverse of the mat, giving the children practice in writing the time on clock faces from given instructions, writing the time in numerals, filling in missing times on grids and writing the time in both numerical and word description.