How to Teach Children to Tell the Time

Our twin girls recently turned seven. They’re both clever, kind, caring girls who have a natural thirst for learning. I’m always amazed at the things they tell me they’ve learnt in school. In particular when they showed me some multiplication they’d learnt in school, I was amazed at how easy they’d found it. Like many children, R and M, have a number of watches. Some have a digital display, others an analogue display. Naturally they find the digital display easiest to read in terms of telling the time, but I thought I’d try to teach them how to tell the… [Read More]

Top tips to help teach children the time

1. Encourage children from an early age to count. Counting will help children to understand the concept of time such as seconds and minutes. When your child can count to 60, it’s a good time to start exploring time in more detail 2. Talk to your children about the time. Explain to them when things will happen. For example: “At one o’clock we’re going to the park” or “We’ll go to the park in ten minutes” 3. Invest in a child friendly watch. The Watch Hut is a good place to start looking. Ensure the watch face is clear and the… [Read More]

Telling the time

A few days ago I was in our local chemist picking up a few bits and bobs that we needed. Whilst I was browsing the shelves, I saw a child’s Minnie Mouse watch. It was on the reduced items shelf priced at £1.99. “A bargain,” I thought to myself! Our twins have one book that is aimed at helping children to tell the time. It’s all about a bear who goes on a journey and on each page of the book there is a clock with a different time on it. I’ve also bought the girls a big wooden clock… [Read More]

Women over 40 to get NHS IVF

I wrote this post back in February, but somehow it got lost in cyberspace so it is a little late in the news world! The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) have updated their fertility treatment guidelines. The updated guidelines confirm that women aged 40-42 years who have not conceived after two years of regular unprotected intercourse or 12 cycles of artificial insemination (where six or more are by intrauterine insemination), should now be offered one full cycle of IVF, with or without Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). Previously the guidelines didn’t recommend IVF for women over the age of 39…. [Read More]