Best Learning-to-Tell-Time Toys

[sc name=”amzProduct” ASIN=”0768225299″]

On this clock, the red hour hand corresponds to the red numbers, while the blue minute hand corresponds to the minute marks on the outer edge. As the hands move, the gears can be seen moving inside, too. The numbers and tic marks are large, eliminating any guesswork. This clock also comes with a guide for helpful lessons and metal stands to keep the clock upright during teaching.

[sc name=”amzProduct” ASIN=”B07HGL8947″]

This 12-by-12-inch clock is a great choice for classrooms. Underneath the 12 there is a picture of a sun or moon, which helps children conceptualize A.M. or P.M. time. When one hand is moved, the other moves as well, so it moves like a real clock. It is made of lightweight plastic and has low-profile but easy-to-read notations for the minutes.

[sc name=”amzProduct” ASIN=”B00EM4QB3A”]

Melissa & Doug offers yet another top-tier children’s product with this wooden clock. It is a great option for helping children learn on their own as they move the hands on the clock and can even inspire confidence as kids learn to check their answers. This option is recommended for children ages 4 to 7.

[sc name=”amzProduct” ASIN=”B0078FBJXW”]

Playing with the Hape Happy Hour clock will keep kids engaged in the learning process. The clock features a cute design, including removable numbers and rotating hour and minute hands. By placing the removable numbers back into the clock face, kids not only learn how to tell time but also get to practice counting and number recognition. This clock is recommended for children ages 3 to 5.

[sc name=”amzProduct” ASIN=”B000F8T9BS”]

With the Learning Resources Write & Wipe Demonstration Clock, kids not only learn the basics of telling time but also get to practice early writing skills. The multiple ways to use this clock make it a great option to play with as they grow. This toy is recommended for children ages 6 to 10.

[sc name=”amzProduct” ASIN=”B075JB3N48″]

Sometimes the best way to learn a skill is through consistent demonstration. That’s what children get with the Best Learning clock. Children can turn the clock hands and the clock will read out the time. As children progress, they can move on to using the toy’s quiz function, in which they’ll be asked to move the hour and minute hands to indicate a specific time. As a bonus, the clock features a music function for plenty of additional play. This toy is recommended for children ages 3 and up.

[sc name=”amzProduct” ASIN=”B003BEDE9Q”]

With two different play modes, Telly the Teaching Time Clock is a great teaching tool. In one mode, children move the hands of the clock and Telly tells them what time they’ve indicated. In the clock’s other mode, Telly asks children to move the hour and minute hands to a specific time, quizzing them on their knowledge. The cute design of this clock will help to keep kids engaged for many play sessions. The clock also includes a working digital clock and a nightlight and is recommended for children ages 3 to 8.

Expert Commentary

“Once kids learn to tell time, they will be your greatest little helpers! But more importantly, telling time and time management are fundamental, critical skills that will help your child understand, plan and one day even budget time. The toys above are riveting and will make time-telling fun for any child.”