Becoming aware of the passing of time and the duration of an activity and how it applies to your children's real-life situations is the beginning of understanding how to tell time.
This Telling Time lesson, together with its activities and worksheets will help your children to grasp the concept. It explores how long particular activities take and compares the duration of two activities in a variety of ways.
The emphasizes will be placed on exposure to the concepts of time and duration in a natural way.
The lessons are simple and are interrelated and support one another to increase the development of your children's mathematical understanding of time in the concrete sense as well as the abstract.
There are three activities below for you to work through with your children. The first is a song!
Gather the materials below that you will use in this lesson with your children.
Follow the 3 steps to help your children develop an understanding of time further.
Kindergarten introduces the concept of time in the broad, general sense. Formal measurement of time may not be addressed in the curriculum, but you may talk about duration of time relative to your children's life. Assessing the duration of an activity or comparing two different times, sets the foundation for keeping time. Answer their questions as they come up naturally. Keep it simple , fun and informal.
You will find many more telling time worksheets here and you might also find these tips for helping your children with time helpful too.
Another fun activity related to time is the game, What Time is it Mr. Wolf? If you can get some children together then view these instructions on how to play What Time is it Mr. Wolf?