"Bee a Time Keeper" Clock: A Kid-Friendly Way to Teach Children Time Management Skills! by Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP

"Bee a Time Keeper" Clock: A Kid-Friendly Way to Teach Children Time Management Skills!

Time is an abstract concept and hard for young children to understand. Kids are not taught clock skills until the second grade, however, we expect young children to understand how time moves when we say, “You have five more minutes” or “Bedtime is in 15 minutes.” Children are often unable to comply with adult requests around time because they have no understanding of what time feels like. This can be frustrating for both adults and children.

The “Bee a Time Keeper” clock was developed by a speech-language pathologist specializing in executive function skills to help children “see the passage of time.” When we experience “what time feels like,” we become better self-managers.

  • The “Bee a Time Keeper” clock teaches time concepts.
  • Colorful child-friendly visuals help children learn what time “feels” like.
  • Helps to comply with transition expectations.
  • Decreases adult and child frustration around time limits.
  • Develops time management, planning, transitions and self-regulation skills.
  • The clock is designed for kids ages 3 to 9.
  • Includes battery and detailed instructions on how to use the clock.

Help children feel successful with the “Bee a Time Keeper” clock! The clock can be purchased on Etsy, and learn more at AchieveCT.com.

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Donna John
Sounds like an amazing product for parents, Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP !
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Thanks Donna! Yes it is a great tool to help with morning and evening routines too.
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
What a great idea, Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP ! I would have loved one of these to help my kids understand time when they were little. Great job! It will help parents and teachers so much!
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Thanks Elisa...I use it everyday with my friends in the school and parents are having better time management with their little ones at home! I have received a testimonial about using the Bee a Time Keeper clock for helping kids decrease their anxiety with time around events like being anxious that they will miss the bus.
Mike Prochaska
Looks like a fun way to learn time
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Thanks! Yes and so much more!
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Thanks so much! It really is a little miracle!
Tiffany Zook
Love it! Is there a symbol for when moms say "We are leaving in 5 minutes", but we actually stay and talk to our tribe for another 30??? Speaking truth! Who's with me? Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Ha! Now that is something we need!!
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Ha ha! I would say “oops! The Time Robber stole my time” That Time Robber is tricky. He likes to distract us from things and steals our time! It happens to the best of the tribe. Ha ha! Thanks

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