# How do I teach my child the wall clock?

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## How do I teach my child the wall clock?

Here’s how to do it.

- Materials for Teaching Time.
- Step 1: Identify the Parts of the Clock.
- Step 2: Teach Telling Time to the Hour.
- Step 3: Teach Telling Time to the Half-hour.
- Step 4: Teach Telling Time to Five-Minute Intervals.
- Step 5: Teach Times Past the 30-Minute Point.

### What age should kids learn about clock?

6

Most schools teach students who are around 6 or 7 how to read an analog clock through classroom instruction and then send work sheets home. For adults who want to teach children themselves, or reinforce school lessons, there are books, and free resources online.

**How do you introduce students to clocks?**

15 Meaningful Hands-On Ways to Teach Telling Time

- Make a paper clock.
- Color the spaces to learn the hours.
- Wear paper watches.
- Make a clock with linking math cubes.
- Take it outside with a hula hoop clock.
- Dance around for musical clocks.
- Shake up a carton of clocks.
- Add a hook to the hour hand.

**Can a 5 year old tell the time?**

Children are taught to properly tell the time when they start school aged four or five years old.

## How do you teach time clocks?

Start making a habit of pointing out the time on a clock when events happen in your day, to introduce what that time looks like. Move on to asking your child to tell you what a certain time looks like: “What will the clock look like at 1 o’clock” (or more tricky “in 15 minutes”) or “when it’s time to play?”.

### How do you read clocks?

Use the big hand to read the minutes. If the big hand is an a mark between the numbers, count the marks, then add them to the minutes (clock number times 5). For example: If the big hand is pointing to “3,” you’ll know that it is 15 minutes past the hour. If the big hand is pointing to “12,” it is the top of the hour.