Kumon My Book of Telling Time
Publisher: Kumon Publishing
Published In: China
I love kumon books for their colorful pages and ease of use. My seven year old picked up on what was going on in this book pretty quickly and loved telling us the time anytime she saw a clock! It was wonderful. I would recommend this book.
I got this book to use as a supplement to my daughter's math curriculum. She enjoyed doing a page here and there and I think it helped her with her concept of telling time. I don't feel like it would be something that would have benefited her if we used it alone, but it worked well for our purpose.
Excellent addition to our morning review of telling time, lessons are short and simple enough to be engaging.
My 1st grader worked through this whole book and still could not tell time. I really think that it uses an incomplete approach. It basically teaches "decoding" the clock, in ten-minute chunks, and really makes the kid try to memorize 60 different minute positions on the clock. It does not at all seem to unravel the idea of minutes building into hours, and hours creeping by, and quarters and halves of hours, or minutes past and minutes to an hour. I was disappointed.
A great, straightforward way to practice telling time. We love the Kumon books.