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Doodles Time

Doodles Time

by Nancy Meyers
     
 

Time is all around us, and by using doodles as a learning tool, even small children can grasp the concepts of seasons, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds in a simple, step-by-step manner that is as fun as it is educational. It’s all here for kids to discover: daytime and nighttime; the months of the year; and the days of the week. Kids can learn

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Time is all around us, and by using doodles as a learning tool, even small children can grasp the concepts of seasons, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds in a simple, step-by-step manner that is as fun as it is educational. It’s all here for kids to discover: daytime and nighttime; the months of the year; and the days of the week. Kids can learn all about time by using birthdays, doodling games, and, of course, clock faces. What time is our picnic? What time can we go swimming? What time is dinner? Doodles Time provides hours and hours of fun, and helps to teach a complicated subject in a simple manner.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Though it begins with pictures of a clock and two watches, this title from the "Doodles" series first explores the idea of time by reviewing for young readers differences between day and night and the sequence of morning, afternoon, evening, and night, with pictures to complete. Next come seasons, months, and days of the week, with names to trace. Concepts of a short and a long time, before and after, and seconds, minutes and hours take up a rather long introduction. (Some parents will have worked on these concepts with their children already—an excellent idea!) Proceeding to actual timekeeping on clocks and watches, adults might want to remember that this skill is usually taught in second grade for a good reason: while some six-year-olds are ready to dive in, others may find reading a clock confusing. If parents decide their child is ready (or want to reinforce school math lessons), the rest of the activities are about minute and hour hands and how they indicate hours, half-hours, and quarter-hours. Pictures of clock faces abound, with hands to fill in and other pictures to complete, reminding kids of appropriate activities for that particular time. (Any of these outline drawings can be colored by readers so inclined—one spread of goofy dinosaurs looks like fun.) A few pages are devoted to reading digital clocks and watches, which brings up the reality that in the near future, these same learners may depend entirely on digital presentations on their computers and phones and not need clocks or watches at all. Is the skill of reading analog time soon to become historical? Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616086701
Publisher:
Sky Pony Press
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Series:
Doodles Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 7.60(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

NANCY MEYERS is an illustrator living in Minnesota.

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