Introduction to Time
Time is a concept which children get exposed to naturally. In simple terms, time is used to quantify the duration of events. It also helps us set the start time or the end time of events.
The Big Idea
This topic is introduced early on, at age 5 or 6. It starts with children learning about parts of the day. It helps children relate which activities are done during which part of the day.
How do I understand?
Most schools, as well as Cuemath, introduce this topic right from KG. Children in KG learn about time in relation to different parts of the day (morning, afternoon, evening and night). Going up in grades it covers different subtopics. Subtopics include reading the time off the clock, representing time on the clock, understanding the concept of elapsed time or passage of time, and reading the calendar. Children are introduced to the 24-hour time format. They understand how the translation of time works between the 12-hour format and the 24-hour format via visual and interactive questions that help fortify their mental models and aid in improving retention of the concept of time.
Here are a few links that will take you through the journey that every Cuemath students undertakes in the pursuit of understanding Time along with practice worksheets: