Kids Do Not Know To How Read A Clock

March 17, 2017

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Technology is changing the way we see the world, the way we communicate and even the way we tell time.  While many states move to require schools to teach cursive writing to kids as the computer keyboard replaces the pencil, another sign of the times involves clocks. In a digital world, only 1 in 5 kids aged 6 to 12 knew how to read an analog clock.  Just as odd as hanging up the phone, saying to a child that it's "quarter past noon" or “half past 4” is more often followed by a puzzled look. In fact only 1 in 10 children wear an analog watch and know how to read it. Many after school programs have begun teaching children how to read time on a clock.  Lessons also include military time, which adds the numbers 13 through 23 to the time table.   Perhaps analog clocks and watches will be the vinyl of the next generation.


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