• Iris Windsor

The Sands of Time

Through child led learning, this week we made timers after one of our Kindy friends bought along an egg timer for Show and Teach

After seeing this, the children wanted to try to make their own timers and then time themselves doing different tasks.

Children's concept of time is built upon established routines and they associate specific things with certain times of the day.

Here are 3 reasons to introduce the use of sand timers

1. To support a child's understanding of changes and transitions within their routines.

2. A timer is a visual and practical tool that helps them begin to grasp the concept of time

3. It supports problem solving, reasoning and co-operative skills and reinforces positive behaviour management

This requires a great deal of concentration as you can see

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