Tic Toc Time: Break down the day to learn how to tell time

Category: Maths

Ages: 5-7 7-11
Price: iPhone/iPad - Paid

Tic Toc Time is a solid resource for helping students understand the concepts behind why we tell time the way we do.

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In Tic Toc Time, a cute Canadian beaver family guides kids through an exploration of sunlight and shadow to tell time. Kids can also learn about telling time on different clocks. There are six "lessons," each building on the last, and the upper levels within each lesson are locked until kids complete the first game.
Kids can learn about the sun's position in the sky (using shadows to estimate the time), how clocks are designed, and how to tell time on analog clocks. The first set of games -- involving the sun and shadows -- is stronger and does a nice job supporting the concept of how we tell time. However, the clock-oriented games could use more explanation and support for kids who may not get it right away. Overall, time is an abstract, nonetheless very real, part of kids' lives, and Tic Toc Time gives them some concrete and unique ways to understand these important concepts.
Teachers can use Tic Toc Time for individual play or for learning in small groups. The app gives teachers a great opportunity to talk about using shadows to estimate the time of day. 

From the Developer

Are you a parent or educator in search of a UNIQUE, FUN, EASY and EFFECTIVE way to teach young learners aged 5-8 how to read a clock face and tell time?

Then you’ll love Tic Toc Time: Break Down the Day to Learn How to Tell Time!

Learning to read a clock face is not an intuitive process for children. Tic Toc Time for iPad and iPhone is the world’s first time-telling app that teaches children aged 5-8 how to read a clock face using elements that they’re already deeply familiar with: sun, shadow, night and day.

Once the foundation is laid, children are taught how to read a clock face and tell time via a simple, easy and fun learning path that was crafted in conjunction with renowned Swiss astrophysicist Slim Hamdani.

Tic Toc Time meets the Common Core State Standards for mathematics, including standards for telling time in grades 1, 2, and 3. And because it’s so much fun, children won’t even realize that they’re learning!

Tic Toc Time lets you create up to 40 unique profiles for all of the young learners in your life. It’s ideal for school use, home use, while in transit/traveling, or anywhere else!

You’ll find it easy and simple to manage all of Tic Toc Time’s settings, including text, audio, sounds and AM/PM or 24-hour​ mode.

  • Secure gaming environment: No ads, no external links, no in-app purchase, no social media access, no personal information request
  • 11 languages: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Japanese et Korean


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