If your kids can’t count by 5, it’s a perfect way to get them started, they’ll love these community helpers time puzzles.
With digital clocks everywhere, teaching your child to tell the time on a regular lock can be a fun math exercise.
Kids shouldn’t have to rely on their phones or tablets to tell time so let’s show them how to tell time on an analog clock.
This is also a great way to learn to count by 5’s.
I’ve found that when we’re on a regular schedule and my 5-year-old has a sense of time, she likes to stick to her schedule. Schoolwork happens after breakfast, lunch at noon and so on.
So working on having your child on a schedule will make your homeschool day much easier.
Your child will know what happens when and doesn’t have to ask you a hundred times while you’re on the phone.
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If you’d like a clock that your child can play around with and not break, these wooden clocks can stand up to rough play.
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Community Helpers Time Puzzles Supplies
Print these out onto paper or cardstock, I laminate mine so we can use them again and my daughter gets frustrated if they get bent. I keep all of my puzzles in a ziplock bag and store them away to be used again.
To extend this activity, plan a visit to local fire department with your class, bake cookies for your police department, discuss ways that you can help your own community and see how you can be a service to your community as a whole family.
Things like visiting a nursing home, volunteering for the food bank or humane society are some examples.
Recommended Community Helper Books for Kids
Have fun reading these community helper books to show how others are helping our own communities.
Let’s Meet a Police Officer (Cloverleaf Books ™ — Community Helpers)Delivering Your Mail (Community Workers)Whose Hat Is This?: A Look at Hats Workers Wear – Hard, Tall, and Shiny (Whose Is It?: Community Workers)Let’s Meet a Firefighter (Cloverleaf Books ™ — Community Helpers)Whose Tools Are These?: A Look at Tools Workers Use – Big, Sharp, and Smooth (Whose Is It?: Community Workers)My 1st Book of Community Superheroes: Learn about community helpers (For Toddlers and Kids ages 2-5 years)
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More Community Helpers Printables
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