Here at Silly Billy’s we have a number of great resources to help your children to learn to tell the time from Clock Games, created by Orchard Toys, to the Amazing Time Teacher Watches and Clocks.
“Tell the Time” Game from Orchard Toys is suitable for two to four players aged 5 years to nine years and can develop both analogue and digital time telling skills in this fun Lotto game. Simply turn over a card, read the time aloud and fill your board first to Win, it is fun and exciting and we have this and many other Orchard Toys in stock at Silly Billy’s.
A recent article from Sky News has shown that teenagers and those taking higher level qualifications are having inordinate trouble being able to use and decipher Analogue Clock Faces
Secondary schools are reportedly having to ditch traditional clocks for digital ones because pupils cannot tell the time.
A teacher told a conference that GCSE students have complained that they are unable to read clock faces during exams, The Sun reported.The disclosure at last month’s Partners in Excellence conference is said to have been backed-up by other teachers, with Tory MP Rob Halfon saying the revelation should serve as an “alarm call”.
The Maths National Curriculum states that children aged between five and six should be taught to tell the time to the hour, half past the hour, and be able to draw the hands on a clock.
The unnamed teacher had told delegates: “It’s amazing the number of students I come across in Year 10, 11 and sixth form who do not know how to tell the time.
“They do not necessarily have watches any more and they have mobile phones with the time on.”
Silly Billy’s are a stockist of Easy Read Time Teacher Watches and Clocks
As a stockist of Easy Read Time Teacher Watches and clocks for over a year now we have found that they have been welcomed enormously by our shoppers and they are approved by educators as you can see in the video below:-
So if you are looking to get a head-start for your child in school to tell the time with either clock games or the amazing Easy Read Time Teacher Clocks and Watches then get down to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge today.