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HELP YOUR CHILD MASTER THE CLOCK
WITH EASYREAD TIME TEACHER
eing able to tell the time is
an essential life skill that all
children need to learn. But for
many youngsters it proves to
be tricky. They can learn to read digital
clocks as soon as they can read and
recognise different numbers - that's
But the round, analogue clock is more
difﬁcult. Have you tried explaining that
when the big hand points to 1, it means
5, and 2 means 10? There's such a lot to
learn and remember!
Telling the time is taught in Key Stage
1 at primary school (ages ﬁve to seven),
but if your child doesn't master it then,
it can impact their life for years.
EasyRead Time Teacher is a family
business dedicated to helping children
learn to tell the time. The company was
formed after the owners really struggled
to help their children learn.
They realised how difﬁcult it can
be, thought long and hard about the
problem and came up with a solution.
The company make clocks,
watches and teaching aids, all
designed to help children learn to
tell the time. The key to their success
is a simple, step-by-step teaching
method that really works.
In the UK, people normally describe
the time as so many 'minutes past' and
'minutes to' the hour. The EasyRead
Time Teacher method of learning to
read the clock like this is three steps: