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Eight O'Clock Is Relative (jefftk.com)
9 points by duckerude 64 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

You can buy children's clocks that have an analogue hands and a face of a cute animal. The animals eyes are closed (asleep) until a pre-set time (that the parent can set) at which point the animals eyes open[1], and the child knows it's time to get up or go downstairs if they are already awake.

Personally I am a firm believer that children should learn how to read an analogue clock before you shift them to digital ones.


[1] https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bunny-Alarm-Clock-Child-Trainer-Blu...

You could get her a wall clock with hands as she learns to tell time in school. Get her away from the digital format until she gets it and then comes back.

Cute story.

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