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Brian Learns to Tell Time (Children's Books with Good Values) Paperback – November 24, 2014
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First he explains the numbers on the clock and then the functions of the hour and minute hand. Brian gets the concept of hours, but minutes are a lot more difficult to understand. So dad writes the numbers 5 through 60 and pastes them onto the clock. After a bit of practice, Brian has “hands on” experience and quickly masters the concept.
As a former elementary school teacher, I know that telling time is a difficult concept for young children to understand. Wish I had this book when I was teaching because the beautiful illustrations and step by step instructions make the task of learning to tell time simple and efficient.
I would recommend this book for any parent or teacher of a child in kindergarten and early elementary grades. Kudos to the author and illustrator for making the concept of telling time simple and fun! Another fine entry in the series of Mazor books.
Brian is a typical six year old boy. He is full of energy and excitement, especially when his dad decides to take him to his very first baseball game. One thing for sure is the fact that Brian does not want to miss the game. He rises bright and early at 6:00 o'clock and rushes into his parent's bedroom to wake up his dad. Dad is half asleep and tells Brian to go back to bed because the game is only at 11:00 o'clock. Brian obeys but within a short fifteen minutes he is right back at his dad's bedside. Dad reminds Brian that it is still way too early to get up and to come back at 8:00 o'clock. Brian then asks his dad..."How will I know when it is 8 o'clock?". Not wanting to miss the opportunity to teach Brian how to tell time, dad swings his feet out of bed, suggests they eat breakfast first, and then plans on teaching Brian how to tell time on an analog clock. No easy feat for a youngster and as a former elementary teacher, I can vouch how difficult this lesson can be.
I very much agree with this author's philosophy about the importance of children being able to tell time on an analog clock. In my opinion, digital devices are relied on far too much these days. I much prefer some of the more old-fashioned ways of using mathematical and computational skills. It requires far more brain power to figure things out rather than look at numbers on a digital clock. Great children's book to help create the opportunity to teach children how to tell time whether in the comfort of your own home or at school by a teacher. Colorful cover and illustrations too.
Inspirational Author & Book Reviewer ~ Dolores Ayotte
Growing Up & Liking It
(Children's Picture Book)
Cover Art: Adorable
A thorough, well-thought out approach to learning and practicing the art of telling time on an
analog clock--in a fun, fun way! Brian Learns to Tell Time has bright and colorful illustrations,
a wonderful teaching tool!
Recommended for kids in kindergarten and early elementary grades.
Reviewed by author of: Children Books: Selfish Little Bob, Selfish No More (Children's Rhymes eBook) (ADVENTURE & EDUCATION) (Preschool) (Beginner Reader Early Learning) (Animals & Adventure Children's Books)
I agree with Dad that our time and age has things so easy when it comes to learning how to tell time.
This generation has digital time on cell phones, kitchen appliances, cable boxes and even most watches have digital time.
I was excited as a child when I first learned how to read the time.
This book was an excellent example of how parents need to teach their children the basic fundamentals of life.
The illustrations were perfect, colorful and detailed. The lesson was needed and welcoming.
I believe this story will be helpful and warming to all readers.