Harry is 6 and in year 2 and he is having a few struggles with a few subjects lately. It breaks my heart to see him struggle so I got in touch with Learning Resources to ask if they’d like to work with me and help Harry and they were happy to and were fantastic at picking out things they thought would help best. First up was teaching him the time. They suggested a couple of games but I loved the look of Tock the Learning Clock. Because not only will it help Harry but because it’s for ages 3+, Jack could join in too! And he was very happy to.
This game does so much more than we first thought. First we had to put in 2 AAA batteries and then we were good to go. All I had to do was set the time on the digital desk and it was good to go.
So first you can press a button and it will tell you the time out loud. I love this feature because we plan to start asking Harry what the time is so this can help him but hopefully it will start sinking in too.
Next feature is the question mode. You press the button and it asks you to find the time on the analogue clock. Harry loved it when he got one right
Next you can turn the hands on the clock and it will tell you the time.
Or you can press the music button first then turn the hands for an update on the time and a funny phrase and then plays a different tune. The boys loved this!
The last feature and my favourite is the ‘time to wake’. I can set a time that they’re ok to get out of bed in the morning and it will let the children know by flashing green. Jack came in this morning and said “Tock is green” he was totally lying but still, we know he gets it and we will start using it daily now. He has pride of place in their bedroom.
We all love Tock and I highly recommend if you would like to help your child learn to tell the time.
*We were sent Tock the Learning Clock for the purpose of review but all words are honest and my own.