Telling time has its own vocabulary, with terms such as “half past” and “quarter of,” and concepts of “before,” “after,” “early,” and “late. ” This colourful clock is a playful way to share this language with children. As children sort the pieces, push the hands, and explore visual cues on the clock face, caregivers can help them understand and talk through it all. The clock can also be a unique way to talk through the events of the day, talking about what happened in the morning, at midday, and in the evening, as the clock hands move around the clock to show breakfast time, lunchtime, and bedtime. Suitable For Ages 3+
Great skill-builder for colour recognition, shape recognition, counting, and fine motor skills.
Each solid-wood, removable shape piece has a distinct shape, offering a hands-on tool for learning about the different types of edges and corners that make up a geometric form. Thanks to a shape-guide on the back of the clock, caregivers can help children learn each shape name too--from triangle to octagon, and even a quatrefoil. Each also features a bright colour--and with two shapes in each shade, opens up possibilities for matching and sorting activities. The numbered shapes can be placed in sequential order, used to illustrate simple math concepts, stacked high as a motor challenge, and of course placed in the matching wells to complete the clock face. This classic set offers countless ways to play and learn!