Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Time Keeps on Ticking


I think Lil' Wingnut is going to be numbers man. The lil' guy is obsessed with what time it is. He was constantly asking for the time, several times throughout the day. We finally just taught him to read the clock for himself. Yes, I know, he's three. He picked it up pretty quickly, too. He doesn't have it down completely perfectly, but it really is a crack up to hear him announce, "It's four-firty-free!" Watching the digital clock is how he passes his time in the van, now. He was really amazed when the clock changed from "four firty-free" to four forty four. "It's three fours! It's three fours!," he called out. I still can't figure out why he needs to know, but it must be pretty important. Print Friendly and PDF

5 comments:

Teresa said...

Does he read an analog clock yet? I've noticed that analog clock reading skills are declining because digital clocks are everywhere now. As a result, kids have less of an idea of what time is, or of the relationship, between, say, thirty minutes and half an hour.

Maurisa said...

No, we haven't taught him to read analog. He is three, afterall. Plus we don't own any analog clocks. Our math program does a wonderful job teaching analog time, so all of our other children do read analog time.

There's a relationship between thirty minutes and half an hour??? JK ;P

Teresa said...

I wasn't trying to criticize you. I thought you meant he read an analog clock already and I was surprised and impressed. Then I went off on a tangent.... :P

Maurisa said...

Teresa, I didn't think you were criticizing. I thought you were just asking a question :-)

Teresa said...

Okay, just making sure. I realized what I said could have been interpreted as critical. :)