Guide to Telling the Time Stepping Stones

HOW TO DETERMINE WHERE YOUR CHILD IS UP TO ON THE TELLING THE TIME STEPPING STONES

a. Show your child a clock that is showing an o’clock time (Either draw one, show them on a real clock whose hands you can move easily, or use THIS SHEET.) If they cannot confidently tell you the correct time – start at STEP ONE.

b. Show your child a clock that is showing a half past time, or use THIS SHEET. If they cannot confidently tell you the correct time  – start at STEP TWO.

c. Show your child a clock that is showing a quarter past time, or use THIS SHEET. If they cannot confidently tell you the correct time – start at STEP THREE.

d. Show your child a clock that is showing a quarter to time, or use THIS SHEET. If they cannot confidently tell you the correct time – start at STEP FOUR.

e. Show your child a clock that shows 25 past 1 (or any 5 past, 10 past, 20 past or 25 past time), or use THIS SHEET. If they cannot tell you the correct time – start at STEP FIVE.

f. Show your child a clock that shows 5 to 8, (or any 5 to, 10 to, 20 to or 25 to time), or use THIS SHEET. If they cannot tell you the correct time – start at STEP SIX.

If your child can read all these times with ease, then CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR CHILD CAN ALREADY TELL THE TIME! The next step is for them to learn how to read digital times. They can do this HERE.