# Telling and writing the time to five minutes

And that includes quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times. To achieve this goal, the most important thing is to practice telling the time. Make sure that your child knows quarter past/to and half past before moving on to 5 minutes. Practice counting in 5s beforehand, to make it easier. Explain to your child that each number on the clock is 5 min. To find out what time it is we simply need to count in 5s starting from number ‘1’ on a clock. Good luck!

### Clock Face - up to 5 min

Draw the clock together. Explain to your child that each number on the clock is 5 min. To find out what time it is we simply need to count in 5s starting from number ‘1’ on a clock. Practice drawing the arms.

### Take your clock of the wall and practice telling the time

Point out how the hour arm changes position while you move a minutes arm.

### Tell the Time Snap Game

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### Play Telling the Time Game

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### Flashcards to Tell the Time

Make it a challenge. How many points can you get in 5 min? One point per one right answer.

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### Try flashcards to practice drawing the arms of the clock

This set comes with a whiteboard marker. The cards are colourful and easy to use. They also introduce digital clock and have the time written in words.

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### Plastic Clock

These are widely used at schools, and no wonder. Kids love them. They are easy to use for little fingers.

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### Magnetic Cardboard Clock

Use this one if you have careful kids and no toddlers around. My one year old took it off the fridge door and pulled out the minutes arm quite easily. To be honest, he didn’t attempt to eat it afterwards which I count as success ;)

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