TOYS, GAMES & GADGETS
TIMEX CHILDREN'S WATCH
The Child is learning to tell the time at school. He had ‘telling the time’ homework this weekend which we worked through with some tears and tantrums (largely from me) but we got there in the end. I then remembered his watch which we got for him a few years ago, but which he has never really worn that much – I think he was a bit young when we got it, but he is now 6. We popped it on his wrist and lo and behold what a difference. I have asked him at random times of the day what time it is and he got it right nearly every time. He is even keen to work out at what time things are happening, like break time, end of school, how long he can watch the Ipad for etc. This is all making me Very Pleased.
The downside of this is that he is now aware of the concept of how long things go on for, so my stock response of ‘ooh about half an hour’ when asked how long something will take, all of a sudden means something. I told him I was going to be busy for just a minute last night and he stood and timed me, helpfully pointing out that it in fact took me much longer than a minute. However, this might have the upside of meaning that when we are in a rush his total lack of any sense of urgency at all might be turned around. On most occasions he is indeed slower than a sleepy sloth at getting out of the door.
This watch is great as the hands are different colours so you can easily see the difference between the small hand and big hand. The strap is a comfy stretchy strap and his watch is fun to look at as it has geckos rotating around the face. It also lights up with a blue light when you press the button. I know this as it was very close to my eyeball when he woke me at 3 this morning telling me it was 3 o’ clock. He has tootled off to school this morning quite happy and feeling very manly because he was wearing his watch. These watches get a big tick from me and a big tick from The Child.
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