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What age is it normal for dc to tell the time?

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lookatthatmess Thu 04-Aug-11 19:17:24

For our anniversary we got a clock that chimes every hour and just recently our 2.8yr old has been announcing the time every hour when the clock chimes and she is nearly always right.
Does anyone else have experience of this or could dd be gifted?? or something?
She talks quite well and is very active. She does have an older brother so maybe she learns some things from him??
Would be interested to hear from anyone with similar experience or knowledge.

alowVeraWithPurpleTwuntyPants Thu 04-Aug-11 19:52:48

I think it depends on when they are taught. And your clock is a great way to teach her. She sounds very bright. My dd is 5 and we've only recently taught her.

thisisyesterday Thu 04-Aug-11 19:57:22

well, is she actually telling the time or just counting the chimes?

Meglet Thu 04-Aug-11 20:02:18

DS is 4.9 and only just starting to get his head around reading the hands of a clock. He can't actually do it yet but I say he needs to finish his breakfast by 8 o'clock when the small hand is on the '8' and the big hand is on the '12'.

I think he'll pick it up more when he starts school.

lookatthatmess Thu 04-Aug-11 21:21:08

thisisyesterday I don't know. When it chimes or just after she announces "it's seven o'clock" or whatever time it is o'clock. She amazes me as most of the time she is right.
Thanks everyone else for your replies.

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