Tuesday 14 May 2019

Learning to Tell the Time with Easy Read Time Teacher - Review

AD - We received this item for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

At the age of 6, almost 7, part of C's curriculum is learning to tell the time. He owns a few watches too which he loves to wear but he'd always ask me what time it was.

Easy Read Time Teacher got in touch to see if we'd like to try out one of their Rainbow Past & To clocks and I jumped at the chance as it would coincide well with C's school learning too.

The clock takes one AA battery and setting the time is easy enough using the toggle on the back. We had it ready to hang in two minutes.

The face is bright and colourful, perfect for any child's room, and the second hand doesn't tick so it doesn't annoy them in the night.

The Easy Read Time Teacher makes it simple for children to be able to read the time themselves. The big hand will point directly to a number which is the first part of time telling, they then have to check which side they are reading from (the red side which is "minutes to" or green side which is "minutes past") then the smaller hand points to the hour. You also have quarter, half and o'clock displayed too.

C really likes this as everything is there for him, it's just like reading. The first few days that the clock was in his room, he'd be constantly running upstairs saying, "I'm just going to check what time it is!"

The longer we've been using it, the more confident he is getting and doesn't have to think as much when reading. We still haven't mastered telling time from a watch or other clock without the "cheats" but we'll get there in no time, I'm sure.

It's been a great addition to our lives because C knows what time we usually do things such as go downstairs for breakfast at 7.30 so he can read that he still has x amount of time to play in his room.

C has autism so when I say things like "give me five minutes" he gets a little frustrated because he can't physically see five minutes. With the Easy Read Time Teacher, I can tell him we can do something at a certain time and he'll know himself when that will be and can count it down.

The Easy Read Time Teacher is perfect for children from the age of 5-12 and retails at £24.95. You can find our more about their range of watches and clocks on their website.

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