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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Telling the Time!

Telling the Time by Heather Amery is a great book to teach your child the concept of time in a fun and motivating way! This book is illustrated by Steven Cartwright and includes the adorable characters Poppy and Sam. The Setting takes place on Apple Tree Farm. This book actively engages children in learning as they interact with the story and turn the clock on every page. They also can search for the little yellow duck throughout the story. During my daughter's time unit in math, I'm going to surprise her with this fun book.

Literature Links!

1.Share nursery rhymes that include time in them. Have your child find the time on the clock.


Hickory, dickory, dock!
The mouse ran up the clock;
The clock struck one,
And down he run,
Hickory, dickory, dock!

To find other nursery rhymes that involve time, click the link below!
Telling Time with Nursery Rhymes

2.Creative Story Time- Have your child make up a short story that involves time! Using their clock, have them show you the different times in their story. For example, "There once was a little bear who didn't like to sleep. Every night at 12:00, he would sneak out of his bed to eat porridge."

Clock Template

Paper Plate Clock Activity

Happy Reading!


Infant Bibliophile said...

This looks like a fun book. I love how you include other links and other activities with your reviews. I'm going to check out the paper clock now. Our little guy is too young to tell time, but he loves pointing at the clock so he'd probably enjoy his own little clock. Thanks :) PS We got a fun Usborne book at the library booksale this weekend. A board book about airplanes. I'll review it soon.

Julie Jones said...
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Anonymous said...

here is another great link to some nursery rhymes songs http://www.wheelsonthebusgoroundandround.com

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