My daughter has been working on reading time at School. When we did one of our WedWoPro problems on time (here), I could tell that she was quite curious about it. She started asking questions about clocks: do they all have numbers? Do they all have 2 hands? Are they all round?
Why don’t we go on a field trip, Rosie?
Now, hearing “field trip” always works like magic with my kids. When? Where? What do we need to bring? Could we have a picnic there?
Saturday. Craft store. Camera. Well…
If your child is talking about time, give it a try. It is a lot of fun, and of course, any store with a large selection of clocks will do.
We saw numerous of clocks …
… found additional topics to discuss… (e.g. How about these, Rosie? How do they relate to clocks ?)
… and as often with field trips, unexpected moments of excitement… a number line, right in front of us (I know, looks more like a ruler to me, may be time to find an activity to connect number lines and rulers :-)
We ended up with the plan of making our own clock. A Summer project, I reckon.
We sure will continue our exploration of time, who knows where it is going to take us.