Despite digital advances, there are some inventions—like the clock—that stand the test of time. That is why it is important for children to learn how to tell time. The Learning Library provides practical lessons and vibrant games that teach kids about half-hours. They will learn how to recognize both digital and analog time and understand the length of 30 minutes.
Timely Resources on Time to the Half-Hour
We encounter the clock in many cases throughout the day, which is why it's crucial for students to learn the practical skill of telling time. After understanding how hours work, the next step is getting a sense of half-hours, including how much time half-hours represent and what they look like on the clock. There are many tools for kindergartners and first graders that help kids recognize the thirty-minute mark.
Time Memory is lesson plan turned into a matching game as students match written words to digital clock representations. Time to Roll takes mastering the minute hand a step further as students learn to tell time at the nearest quarter. Telling Time Story familiarizes children to the concept of hours and half-hours through rhyme and illustrations. Young students can visualize the minute and hour hands with a whimsical cuckoo clock game. For more online learning, there is a Telling Time Song that incorporates audio and visual methods of teaching. These Timely Resources will teach kids how to tell time in no time at all.