EasyRead Time Teacher 24 Hour Watches and Straps
When my kiddos were young, they were always asking the time or how much longer until __?
How helpful it would have been to have a perfectly-sized teaching watch to solidify the understanding of time. Watches are available in two options: the 24-Hour Watch and Past and To Watch. Before I differentiate the two, I want to quickly highlight the similarities. Watches offer a stainless-steel back, durable, non-allergenic IPS plating, washable fabric watch strap, and Seiko PC21s movement. Watches are water resistant (not water proof) but will withstand accidental splashes and hand washing. Using a two size hand system, the small hand points to the large numbers on the watch face for teaching hours and a longer hand that points to the smaller sized numbers, 1-59, for minutes. Five-minute increments of these smaller numbers are slightly larger, in a different color to reinforce time telling by 5s. Watches include instructions for simple 2 step (24-hour) and 3 step (Past and To) telling time systems. Watch face diameters measure 33 mm (1 ¼")
The 24-Hour Watch includes a second set of face numbers that are larger than the minute increments but smaller than the 1-12 face numbers. These numbers teach military or 24-hour time, going from 13 to 00-24. The Past and To Watch display is the same as the EasyRead Past and To Clock. Numbers 1-12 (hours) are larger and set closer to the inside of the watch, just out of the small hand's reach. Around the very outside of the clock face are two sets of smaller numbers 1-30 starting with the 1's at either side of the very top middle and continuing down around both directions with the 30's being right next to the bottom middle. These sets are color-coded to the corresponding "to" on the left and "past" on the right of the middle of the clock face. Thus when the minute hand travels along those digits on the right, they are read "__ past" the hour, and when the minute hand points to the small digits on the left, they are read as "__ to" the next hour. The five-minute increments are slightly larger, and the fractions ¼ and ½ at the appropriate positions reinforce "half past the hour" or "quarter till."
Also available are washable, fabric watch straps in a variety of colors. These can be replacement bands or a fun fashion option. Watch bands fit small children to medium adults with a wrist measurement of 12cm-18 cm (4.3-7 in.) to grow with your child. Designed as a children's watch, this is not babyish and would be stylish for an adult learning time. Stainless steel buckles. ~ Deanne