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24th
Aug 2012

Children’s Activity 96: Just in Time

An Indoor Play Activity

How many times a day do you find yourself saying, “Just a second,” “Just one minute,” or “Just a few minutes”? What do these ideas really mean to your child? To find out, try these time games.

Materials Required:

  • Watch or clock with second hand

Instructions:

How many times a day do you find yourself saying, “Just a second,” “Just one minute,” or “Just a few minutes”? What do these ideas really mean to your child? To find out, try these time games.

Find a clock or watch with a second hand.

Then have your child close his or her eyes and start counting, “One hippopotamus, two hippopotamus,” and so on, explaining that it takes about one second to say each “hippopotamus.”

Now see if your child can mentally count off the seconds – and tell you when ten seconds are up.

Now move on to longer periods of time.

Show your child how long it takes for the second hand to move around the clock, explaining that the full circle is one minute.

Then explain that two revolutions around the clock are two minutes. (Even if your child can’t tell time, he or she may be able to comprehend the idea of the second hand going full circle.)

Try having your child let you know when one or two minutes are up.

Then hold the watch or clock out of sight and have your child guess when a minute has passed.

By the way, how long did it take you to read this?

Just in Time is an Indoor Play activity that’s entertaining yet quite a useful educational activity that will stimulate your childrens awareness of time.

 

This Children’s Indoor Play Activity is sponsored by Zane Education – the home of online Visual Learning. Visual Learning is a method of online learning that includes the use of online subtitled educational video that caters for virtually all Learning Styles. The online education videos are accompanied by online multiple choice quizzes, lesson plans and interactive study tools. Virtually all children prefer Visual Learning as it makes study much more interesting and fun. It is the ideal online education solution for teachers and classroom students, homeschooling, special needs education and children that you’d like to see improve their reading and literacy skills and children studying ESL – as they study the same curriculum topics studied by their classmates and peers. Zane Education provides that and much more.

 

 

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