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Educational toys are always a must in our household. Yes we have a bunch of random silly toys too, but nothing compares when it’s time to learn. Gabby Turned 4 in January, so she missed the december cut-off to attend Kindergarten in September. Though she’s been in a UPK classroom since age 3, She’ll be officially starting it in it’s entirety this fall and I want her to be ahead, even if it’s just telling time. Telly the Teaching Time Clock is as cute as can be and does amazing things!
Don’t worry about whether or not your child is at Time-telling age because there are other learning capabilities through Telly. These are the few different ways you can use Telly to help your kids learn about telling time:
QUIZ MODES – to help with learning analog and digital time. Telly either tells your child the time that they have moved the hands to OR he’ll ask you to turn the hands to a specific time in which they get 3 tries to get it right. Even if all three tries are wrong, there are no discouraging sounds. It’s just a cute Telly telling them “It’s ok, Let’s try another!”
REAL TIME – The clock works as a real Digital clock. Gabriella likes to stop at random moments throughout the day to match Telly’s Face with our wall clock and she then reads out the Digital clock on Telly’s bow. Do note that the clock’s hands move in 5-minute intervals and not the minutes in between so although the Time on Telly’s face can’t read 9:23am, Your child can set it to 9:20 or 9:25 and be just as happy to get it that close.
TIME SCHEDULE – Gabby still gets the big and little hands confused (I mean duh, she’s still young) but she’ll get better.
I’d tell Gabby “You have to go to bed when the Home clock and Telly’s face match. That would mean it’s 9 o’ Clock.” At that point I would set Telly’s Face to 9pm and just let Gabby play or do whatever she’s doing, but check the clock every once in awhile. It was working very well until she remembered she could move Telly’s Hands too.
NIGHT LIGHT – Self explanatory there… Telly has a glowing light that you press at the top of his head at bedtime if your child doesn’t like the dark.
Gabby loves Telly and he’s become her Buddy. She plays with him each and every day even if only for 5 minutes at a time. I can see that she’s ACTUALLY learning and that puts a smile on my face. Telly comes in Primary Color and also a Pink/ Purple version. Its less than $25 Price Tag makes it the perfect price for something truly educational. These make MUCH greater gifts than mindless video games and loud noise makers… TRUST ME, Parents will appreciate you!