H is a bright little girl and wants to learn, which is great. We’ve been doing lots of learning how to tell the time but couldn’t find anything which could give it a context – she’ll look at the clock on the wall and work out the time, but doesn’t quite get it yet – mainly the time of day.
Then ‘Around the Clock‘ came into our lives – a really charming app which has plenty of fun as well as learning in there – you’ve a clock which has a window next to it, so you know if it’s day or night – and a little activity once you hit the ‘play’ button which will also relate to the time of day. The app is an introduction to the clock and how a day can look, rather than teaching your child to tell the time (though it helps!)
The tasks are really simple, but clever enough to be fun so H was never bored – and given there’s 24 hours in the day, that’s 24 different parts of the game. Each game has a fairly simple straightforward task for the bear to do and once a challenge is completed you get a happy bear.
The Guardian listed Around the Clock in their Top 50 Best Apps for Kids too!
Here’s a YouTube video so you get a proper idea of how it works –
Around the Clock gets a thumbs up from us – anything which is educational and fun is a good thing – and this fits exactly where we are with learning right now – I’d highly recommend if your child is starting to learn to tell the time.
Around the Clock is available from the App Store and costs £1.99
We received a promo code to review this app, all opinions are our own.