Three- and four -year-old children need to have lots of meaningful experiences with time in a personal sense (bedtime, story time) to gain a clearer understanding of temporal ideas. For them, time concepts begin to form by identifying day and night and slowly moves around events like birthday celebrations a.
Following and being involved with a familiar sequence of routines and schedules enhances their time awareness of the present, past, and future.
Preschoolers also need to build on these experiences, because time is such an abstract concept for young children. For them, it is rather intelligible.
We have envisioned math and we are currently on the topic that covers time. Teaching time is one of the most challenging topics for us teachers.
So we thought why not have them make watches for their tiny hands to make the learning more “hands on”!
Our creative tots had real fun making watches made out of paper and setting the time by drawing the hour and minute hands .They were very eager to wear their watches.
They managed to learn and learn time all at once!