Big E is a visual learner and Baby E makes an excellent little hand, albeit a bit wiggly.
Big E has been learning to read time this week. He mastered ‘on the hour’ and the ‘half hours’ pretty well, but as we delved into quarter hours this afternoon I could tell he needed a little help.
So we built a human sized clock on the floor of the office. The big kids took turns being the big hand, while Baby E made a surprisingly compliant little hand. I would tell them a time and they would set the clock and by the end of our activity, Big E was much more confident in his time telling abilities!
While there was a lot of laughing, I’m pretty sure their favorite time to set was high noon!