Clocks in Kindergarten

Telling time is not one of the Common Core Standards for kindergarten, however, there is still merit in introducing clocks. Through a clock unit, you can:
reinforce number recognition and the count sequence.
challenge students.
help students develop a lifeskill.
prepare students to meet a first grade Common Core standard.

We have a clock unit combined with our New Year’s unit, but you can introduce clocks at almost any time during the year. Kindergarten students enjoy working with large and small manipulative clocks. Most kids can easily tell time to the hour with either analog or digital times after just a few time-telling lessons. If clocks aren’t already a part of your curriculum, give them a try.Teach a few lessons, add them to your opening activities, and have a little time-telling fun!