“Let's count the hours around the clock together." (or have your children repeat them after you if they are unable to do it at this time.)
“Ready, steady, go. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12. Good. “
“Let's count the hours around the clock backwards. “
“Ready, steady, go. 12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1.”
“We are so clever to be able to count backwards and forwards around the clock. “
“Now, let's count by fives starting at the 1 which means five minutes after the hour.
Ready, steady, go. “
(To build your children's confidence, you may need to say the number word first and then have your children repeat it). You say, “5”. Then your children says “5”. And so on. 10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55,60.
“We did it. High five! "
Count the minute marks between each hour starting at the 12. Say, "Zero, one, two, three, four, five." When you arrive at the number 1, explain that that means five minutes past the hour.
Continue counting around the clock; "six, seven, eight, nine, ten." When you arrive at the number 2, tell your children that 2 represents ten minutes past the hour.
Continue going around the clock, stopping at all the five minute intervals and discussing their five minute meanings.