I'm rather ashamed to admit that DD, aged 8, cannot tie laces or tell the time. We can work on the laces, but I'm not sure what order to teach telling the time. What comes first, analogue or digital? Any tips, apps, pointers etc to help? Thanks
Analogue. Hours, then half hours, then quarters, use this language as its the language barrier thats the issue. Say in quarter of an hour will be bed time etc. Then more to minuets, avoid in 5 mins, say 6 and a half, when shes secure find a stop watch or timer, apps are good, asker her to time a journey, time her bath, time anything,as her how long will it take me to vaccunm... get her to guess then time. Make it fun.
If you can find a very inexpensive REAL clock at a charity shop or car-boot (even if it's not working properly) let her play with it, and set it to different times.
Half and Quarter hours can also be introduced with portions of cake or pizza, and she may have already done 1/2, 1/4, 3/4 at school. Also may have touched on Percentages, and one system easily translates into the other.