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I was hoping that this would be an actual clock as well as teaching the time to my little girl but the clock is a small digital screen and when you move the hands it tells you the time. Not what I thought it would be unfortunately.
While I'm a big fan of the Learning Resources stuff generally, this one is a little frustrating, because you can only position the minute hand and can't independently position the hour hand. This makes teaching time-telling tough with little ones whose fine motor skills are still developing and who find it baffling to have to spin the minute hand all the way around just to move the hour hand 1 number. The musical aspect and toy itself are fantastic. If both hands were independent, I'd give it 5 stars.
El reloj es una buena herramienta para aprender en los pequeños, diseño hermoso y colores llamativos, sin embargo es endeble, la primera vez que coloque las pilas al cerrar el compartimento, se barrio el tornilllo y no cierra completamente..... solo por eso le doy tres estrellas ya que al ser un artículo para un niño esperaría mayor calidad en estos detalles .....
I thought it told time digitally AND then showed the time using the clock hands so my kids could relate the time to the digital clock and the analog clock. That’s NOT the case. You move the clock hands and it tells you what time it is when they are moved. Not the actual time. Not sure if that makes any sense. Maybe I didn’t read the description well enough.
My kids previously had a Telly the Teaching Time Clock toy, which is fatally flawed (it tells you to find a time, you have to move the minute hand all the way around to move the hour hand, you have to keep it moving and a pause counts as you submitting an answer, and you only get three tries then it moves to another time). I had hoped for better - a toy clock where you can move the hour hand as well as the minute hand, a better interface that lets kids get the right answer.
Nope, this one is just like the other Telly clock. Quiz mode tells you to find a specific time, then you have to turn the hands to that time (and you have to turn the minute hand all the way around to move the hour hand), and you only get three tries. Then it moves on to another number. Because of having to move the minute hand SO MUCH, it is really hard.
It also has talking mode where you move the hands and when you pause, it tells you the time that you selected. The fatal flaw here is that to move the hour hand, you have to move the minute hand around one full time to be able to move the hour hand. I dunno, in the one view, moving the minute hand all the way around teaches that so many minutes are in an hour. On the other hand, it makes it a whole lot of turning to get to a specific time that you want.
It has a nightlight. You push the clock's hands (hands on people looking arms, not clock hands) I don't think the nightlight turns off after a set amount of time. I left it on for about 20 minutes, then turned it off. It's a bright blue light, and I'm not sure about that. You know how red shift on your phone can help at night to not wake you up; I feel like blue tones are going to wake kids up.
Current almost-3 -year-old was more interested in this than his older brother had been when he got Telly the Teaching Time Clock at around the same age. I don't really like either. I feel like the toy companies should step back and think about different quiz games with an electronic clock, and make one that has actual games / better games.
This little robot shaped clock is really cute. I like that you can move the arms and the digital clock shows what time it is to help children get the connection between a digital clock and an analog clock. It also has a question feature where it asks the child to find a certain time and lets them know if they got it correct. One annoying feature is that you cannot move the hour hand - only the minute hand. You can go forward or backward but it is aggravating to have to move the minute hand around and around to change the time.