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