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Make a paper model to help orient your child to the clock. Show them the minute and hour hands and explain that there are 60 seconds in a minute and 60 minutes in an hour. Help your child “feel” how long a minute lasts by counting out loud together while clapping your hands for each second. Next, teach them to tell time on the hour. Then, move on to the half hour, quarter hour and minutes.

Learning to read a clock can be difficult. If your child is not ready to tell time, focus on games and try clock lessons again later. Do not worry if it takes a while for them to fully comprehend; that is expected since there are a lot of complex components involved.

Explain In Context. To foster their understanding of the concept of time, use a stopwatch to time how long it takes to sing their favorite song or do ten jumping jacks. Or explain that their favorite show is half an hour in length.

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