5, 10, 15, 20
25, 30, 35, 40, 45
50, 55, 60
60 minutes in one hour
and 60 seconds in one minute
This song didn't follow any familiar tune I just made it up and danced around while singing it and the children followed me singing along. They found it weird at first and funny but I continued to sing, and dance around the house. Eventually they picked it up they learned how to count by fives and if they forgot I would sing the first part of the song and they would immediately remember the song.
We discussed the different types of clocks, like an Analog and a digital clock, we compared the two.
I included the counting when we would play hide-n-go-seek they were required to sing by fives, and that too helped them remember the song.We talked about what time their favorite show(s) came on and how long they lasted, as well when they had to go to bed. We created a schedual, of which we kept time on an Analog clock and calculated the minutes it would take before a show was over or when it was time to have dinner.
|I found these at the dollar store I believe they came in a set of four.|
Above is a picture of a clock spinner that I found at the dollar store. Since children need to learn the difference between the short and long hand, I thought this was a good item to have around for them to practice telling time. If the minute concept is not clear I would use one of the clocks and indicate the minutes by counting by fives in between each number. I would then also have young children create their own clocks, if they are still having difficulty or just do it any ways for practice.
|I found this clock for one dollar at Target in their dollar section, its great for practice and test a child's knowledge while also practicing with their own small clock.|
This is a great math activity to do with young children to teach them how to tell time.