We are always watching for great ways to continue a child’s education through the summer months when many families are taking a break from their formal homeschool schedule. This is a perfect time to teach time skills in a homeschool setting.

The best way to teach a child is through familiarity and routine. Mention the time through the day. Talk about appointment times and bedtimes. Buy an inexpensive clock for their bedroom.

Children learn quickly. They will pick up time skills just because they are being used.

If you are looking for some ways to make learning time fun, interactive, and provide a little more formal teaching time. The following are some quick ideas and videos for teaching a child to tell time.

Made with sidewalk chalk and sticks, this (shared with permission), is a FANTASTIC hands-on learning activity for teaching your children time skills:

If you are currently teaching a child to tell time, perhaps some of these resources will help with your lessons-

Time Videos:

Active Learning Ideas:

Time puzzles are a great quiet activity children can do by themselves.

Task cards can be easily printed (and maybe laminated?) at home to be used again and again. This could make for an enriched quiet time activity.

How about a telling time version of Tic Tac Toe? Children love this classic game! Adding a twist would be a fun change.

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