As a busy parent, you know how to juggle work, errands, activities, and meals with room to spare for driving the kids to basketball practice and catching a few Zs. But for kids, estimating how long activities will take, and being able to balance a schedule accordingly, is anything but a snap.
In the early grades, kids learn to tell time. But by fifth grade, using those skills to calculate elapsed time in hours and minutes is imperative. In the abstract, that’s confusing, but if you use concrete examples, kids find the concept easier to understand.
By using your child’s own activity schedule, you can strengthen his understanding of elapsed time, and get him organized along the way!