With digital clocks everywhere, teaching your child to tell the time on a regular lock can be a fun math exercise. If you’re kids can’t count by 5, it’s a perfect way to get them started.
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. School work after breakfast, lunch at noon and so on.
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.
Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Clock – Wooden Educational ToyAll About Today Calendar BoardMelissa & Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Clock Educational ToyiPlay, iLearn Wooden Shape Sorting, Counting and Teaching Time Clock Educational Learning Toy for 2, 3, 4, 5 Year Old and Up, Children and Toddlers(Both for Boys and Girls)
Community Helpers Time Puzzles Supplies
- Printer (I have this one)
- Laminator (optional)
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.
Have fun reading these community helper books along with the toys to show how others are helping our own communities.
Safari Ltd People TOOB With 7 Everyday Heroes Figurine Toys, Including Construction Worker, Policeman, Mailman, Pilot, Chef, Fireman, and VeterinarianMenchies Little Kids Figures Playset – Little Kids Community Play Figures – Little Figures for Preschool or Toddlers – Includes Fireman and Policeman Figures -Great Gift for ToddlersLet’s Meet a Police Officer (Cloverleaf Books ™ — Community Helpers)DK Readers: Jobs People Do — A Day in a Life of a Firefighter (Level 1: Beginning to Read)Froggy Goes to the DoctorTrend Enterprises Community Helpers Fun-to-Know Puzzle
More Community Helpers Printables
Community Helpers Roll and Cover Game | Simple Fun for Kids
Teaching about Community Helpers to Kids – Printable 3-Part Cards | The Natural Homeschool
Community Helper Game | Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading
Community Helpers Prewriting Worksheet for Preschooler | Artsy Momma