If you’re struggling with teaching your child how to tell time (or just don’t know where to begin), these childrens books about time will make learning how to read the clock fun!
In addition to offering recommendations for childrens books about time that kids will love and learn from, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class resources to teach kids all about time! You can find these fun books for kids at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Childrens Books About Time
The Clock Struck One: A Time-telling Tale (Math Is Fun!): Building on the familiar Hickory Dickory Dock nursery rhyme, this rhyming picture book tells the story of a cat who chases a mouse. Hour by hour, more animals (and people) join the chase until midnight, when the whole exhausted group collapses into a heap. With digital and analog clocks on every page, this entertaining story teaches young readers the basics of telling time.
Telling Time: How to Tell Time on Digital and Analog Clocks: Time isn’t an easy concept for kids to grasp, but young readers will delight in learning all about it with the fun and lively lessons in TELLING TIME. Exploring what time is and discovering why we need to tell time, young readers certainly learn more than ‘the big hand is on the one and the little hand is on the two’. With the help of a whole lot of clocks, a dash of humor, and a few familiar circumstances, learning to tell time is a lot of fun. It’s about time.
My Book of Easy Telling Time: Learning about Hours and Half-Hours: Using Kumon’s step-by-step approach, this workbook introduces children to the concept of telling time by concentrating on the hours first, and then incrementally introducing children to half- and quarter-hours. Learning to tell time this way will also help children improve their general understanding of numbers.
Telling Time with Big Mama Cat: A snack at 9:00, a nap at 10:00, sneaking onto the forbidden chair at 11:00–telling time is the only way Big Mama Cat can remember all the important things she has to do. Follow Big Mama Cat from sunrise till day’s end, and you can learn to tell time, too! A sturdy fold-out page at the front of the book reveals a clock with movable plastic hands. Young readers can change the time as Big Mama Cat moves from one adventure to the next in her busy day.
Maisy’s First Clock: A Maisy Fun-to-Learn Book: It’s eight o’clock, time to get up – and check on Maisy! With this delightful clock book, preschoolers can follow their favorite mouse throughout the day – a day much like their own – while learning the basics of telling time. What’s more, little readers can help Maisy with some very important decisions, by choosing from bright, simple illustrations of familiar objects labeled by name. What will she wear? What will she play with in the park? What ingredients does she need to bake cookies? What will she bring with her to bed?
My Book of Telling Time: Learning About Minutes (Kumon Workbooks): This second book in the Telling Time sequence helps children learn how to tell time down to the minute. By using a variety of different activities to keep children engaged, this workbook helps children learn this difficult skill without feeling frustrated or anxious.
I Can Tell the Time (I Can Books): From waking up to favorite lessons, the bus ride home to bedtime, kids will love spending a day with the Schoolies! This brilliant, bright book, which is packed full of fun activities with lots to look for and do, includes a clock with moveable hands, so that young readers can turn the hands to the right time as the Schoolies enjoy their day.
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Time Unit Study
In addition to offering recommendations for childrens books about time that kids will love and learn from, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class resources to teach kids all about time! These unit study resources may contain affiliate links.
- Time Play Dough Mat Multiple Levels
- Time Clip Cards: 192 Cards Multiple Levels
- 5 Time Card Games for Telling Time (Levels 1,2,3,4)
- Time Memory Cards – Multiple Levels
- Time Puzzles 72 Puzzles Multiple Levels
- Melissa & Doug Turn & Tell Wooden Clock
- iPlay, iLearn Wooden Shape Sorting, Counting and Teaching Time Clock Educational Learning Toy
- Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Clock