11 tips on teaching a concept of time
Written on 18th Jun 2015 by Sylvia Lowery
1. Picture schedule with a clock next to it. Point out the clock.
2. Time activities.
3. Divide the day into sections, breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, tea time, evening activity, supper, bed time. Use colour coding.
4. Use a visual timer. A large sand timer could be helpful.
5. Set alarms to give a concept of time. A mobile phone or ipad timer could be used.
6. Use a visual calendar every day to help with dates and months.
7. Fill in a calendar.
8. Learn the days of the week, months of the year. This can be done with songs.
9. Count a whole minute.
10. Cook cakes and other food and use a timer with buzzer for the cooking.
11. Make a book of the child’s life in pictures using photographs link this to a timeline that has events in the child’s life. Alex loved his life in pictures book and he still looks at it even now.
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