telling time

What time is it?

Child using an EasyRead Time watch to tell the time

Telling the time is a basic life skill that all children need to learn.  Being able to manage your own time is an important part of independent living.  But for many children, learning to tell the time is a challenge.  It can be especially difficult for those with learning difficulties.

Time is taught in Primary School as part of the Maths curriculum, but many children move on to teenage years and beyond, still confused about time.  Why is it difficult?  Several issues spring to mind…

Digital vs Analogue – in our increasingly digital age, children are used to seeing digital clocks.  They can easily read the time from a digital clock by simply reading the numbers.   But it’s hard to develop an understanding of time in this way.