By My Turn Mobile
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Telling Time makes learning to read time great fun! It includes amusing activities and a chance to win prizes. The free-play area lets you move the clock hands anywhere on the dial and hear the time. The "challenge activities" include: Set the Clock – where you drag the hour hand and the minute hand to the correct setting, Which Time? – where you are given the time on a digital clock and you must pick the matching analog clock and, How Long? – a more advanced activity where you must set the clock to a target time that is either earlier or later by a certain number of minutes.
Telling Time teaches the workings of the hour hand and the minute hand through the best means possible: a talking clock whose hands can be set by the user. It gives children the opportunity to see a digital clock alongside the analog clock, but by being changeable, it provides more than a simple comparison. As the player drags the minute hand around the clock they can see the minutes change up and down on the digital readout. This way they learn the fairly complex ideas underlying a clock such as that 15 minutes is 1/4 of an hour, 60 minutes is a full hour and a full rotation of the hour hand is 12 hours. The "challenge activities" provide a motivating practice-ground for clock reading skills. In the “How Long...” activity, kids work with the concept of time-before and time-after a particular time setting.
• free-play talking clock
• 3 challenge activities
• 3 levels of difficulty for each activity
• 9 playful prizes to win
My Turn Mobile is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 4-7, 8-10
Categories: Early Learning, Time
What's New in Version 1.1
Thanks for your support and great feedback. This update includes:
• a friendly animated frog character
• better graphical feedback on your progress
• a fix so that clicking multiple buttons at once no longer gives you credit
I really like this app! I love that it's hands on (you get to move the hands of the clock yourself!) and that the app verbally gives commands. The colors and sounds are very entertaining as well. Great for kids who are learning to tell time! I wish I had this when I was a kid!
Great app for teaching time
My 4 year old loves this apps.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 14, 2010
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 11.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: My Turn Mobile
- © 2010 My Turn Mobile
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.