As adults, I think we take the ability to tell time for granted. However, it’s not a trivial skill. There are lots of steps involved in correctly being able to even READ the time. If you’d never seen an analog clock before, even as an adult, you’d be confused too. Unfortunately, actually saying the words to “tell time” is not the only difficulty. Interpreting the time in order to really understand what it means can also be hard for kids.
None of my kids are currently good at telling time. My oldest (6) can go through the motions to read the clock, but doesn’t have a lot of intuitive understanding for its meaning. However, since my youngest is presently a newborn, it’s a skill I’m sure we’ll be continually working on in our household for the next decade or so.
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