Clock Talk

Your child will have a great time learning all about time with Lotta Numbers in Clock Talk!

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While Playing: 
  • Studies have shown that when you play with your child you help to make connections that will help your child achieve academic success later on in life.
  • Take turns playing Clock Talk with your child. Talk about what you are doing while you move the minute and hour hands into the proper position. Say things such as, "If we need to make 7:00 where does the big, minute hand go?".
Ontario Curriculum Connections: 

Playing Clock Talk allows your early learner to practice telling time to the hour and half-hour. This activity is based around the math curriculum, and gives your child a head start in understanding grade one mathematics. 

Math: Measurement

Read demonstration digital and analogue clocks, and use them to identify benchmark times and to tell and write time to the hour and half hour in every setting.

At-Home Activities: 
  • Make the clock that is available by clicking on the Printable Activity Sheets button.  Have your child design the clock in whichever way he/she wishes. Mount the clock and hands on light cardboard, such as empty cereal box, and join the hands to the clock with a paper fastener. (You can find a paper fastener at any office supplies store).
  • Go for a walk in your neighbourhood, in and out of stores, and around the street. Make notice of all the different kinds of clocks that you see.
  • Walk around your house, and count the number of clocks that you have around the home. Make sure to include clocks on appliances, cell phones, watches etc.