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This is how it worked for us,
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This review is from: Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Clock (Toy)
We got this as a gift from the grandparents, and it just sat in the toy box with nobody having interest in it.
Then recently I dug it out of its grave and resurrected it with this game I made up: 1) I got my 4-year-old boy to dump! all the numbers out onto a table. 2) He shovels them all into a cloth bag off the edge of the table. 3) We take turn taking out a number from the bag without peeking. My saying "no peeking" always generates more interest in peeking. 4) The person who got the block reads the number on the block and puts it in the correct slot. 5) The person then points the long-hand to 12 and the short hour-hand to the number that has just been put in.
My son who is otherwise very academically challenged as a 4-year-old learned to tell time in no time -- two days. We also learned to use our sensory nerves to psyche out the pieces. When he puts his hand in the bag he knows how to pull out number 12, his favorite number on the clock.