Tick Tock – Tues 25th Nov 2014

By | November 25, 2014

This week’s #SSAmazingAchievement is one that is slowly but surely improving. D’s ability to tell the time.

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The picture above is of the clock in her bedroom, replacing the pink one that went the way of a meltdown some time ago.

I thought it would be perfect for D as she adores all things nature and also that the woodpecker would be quite calming to watch (and hear, it swings with the seconds passing). I also really like the way the numbers are intertwined with the branches of the tree.

She indeed loves it and says the clock ticking reminds her off the “Time after Time” song lyrics which she’s learning in choir, in particular:

“Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick,
And think of you”

And it’s helping her learn the time too. We’ve mastered the “quarter past, half past, quarter to and “something” o’clock”. The “five past…five to” etc can wait for a while, I’m just very pleased that she’s starting to learn the time from an analogue (as well as digital) display.

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pinkoddy on 27th November 2014 at 10:27 am.

Time is such an abstract thing to understand but we rely on it so heavily. Well done on her progress so far.

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Jeannette on 10th December 2014 at 1:38 pm.

Thanks, she’s doing really well with it so far 🙂

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Sara (@mumturnedmom) on 27th November 2014 at 6:37 pm.

Well done D! Telling the time is tricky as it needs understanding of the concept not just the numbers x #SSAA

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Jeannette on 10th December 2014 at 1:40 pm.

Thanks, I’ll leave it a while for the “5 past…” etc but I think it helped that the clock is so engaging 🙂

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Jane - Ethan's Escapades on 2nd December 2014 at 9:42 am.

What a lovely clock, I’m glad that it has helped her with learning to tell the time. It’s only as I have got older that I can now see a 24 hour clock and know what the time is without thinking about it.

Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)
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Jeannette on 10th December 2014 at 1:41 pm.

I wasn’t ever sure if she’d grasp the concept beyond 12oclock meaning lunchtime and 4oclock meaning tea so it’s great progress for her 🙂

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