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wadadlis Sun 11-Nov-12 20:12:12

DS (4) is interested in the time. Generally from a 'what time do I need to brush my teeth' or 'what time can we turn the telly on' viewpoint.

But thought it might be good to get him a clock with numbers on (all ours are digital or roman numerals) to help - so at least I can point at the number 5 and the big hand, for example.

Is there any clock that mumsnetters would recommend we get? Preferably a wall clock, then it can go up in the kitchen where the roman numeral one currently is (temporarily, I like my current kitchen one!!).

bananaistheanswer Sun 11-Nov-12 20:18:51

You can get a good clock for learning to tell the time from ELC. Pink or blue, £13.00, battery powered. It has the to/past bits as well as the 1-12 numbers. Also has half and quarter to/past.

mrz Sun 11-Nov-12 20:24:58

www.clockwarehouse.co.uk/product/119/lc24154/kids-white-dial-clock---25cm-24154.html

www.clockwarehouse.co.uk/product/119/lc22342/large-tell-the-time-kids-wall-clock---50cm---22342.html

wadadlis Sun 11-Nov-12 20:33:55

Can't help thinking that those clocks with several rings with different sets of numbers are a bit confusing?

Or is that just me being dumb? (I do remember finding learning to tell the time really difficult so it probably is)

mrz Sun 11-Nov-12 20:36:32

They don't have several rings with different sets of numbers confused

wadadlis Sun 11-Nov-12 20:40:10

No, yours don't mrz! But the elc ones do, and these seem to be fairly standard.

mogmum Mon 12-Nov-12 14:39:33

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop/home_and_garden/decorative_accessories/clocks/122372769_tu_kids_blue_wall_clock.html?primarySku=122426018

mogmum Mon 12-Nov-12 14:40:07

www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop/home_and_garden/decorative_accessories/clocks/122372769_tu_kids_blue_wall_clock.html?primarySku=122426018

mrz Mon 12-Nov-12 17:14:50

I have the Sainsbury's clock and the larger clock I linked to in my classroom.

trinity0097 Mon 12-Nov-12 19:59:41

The elc ones are good and you can matching watches.

juniper904 Mon 12-Nov-12 20:06:22

I just buy £1 clocks from Ikea and then write the 5 minute increments on them using a whiteboard pen.

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