Charlie Jumped out of the Clock – Learning Story by Crayon Box – Review
Another time learning app, you say? Well, we can never have enough apps that teach kids to tell time as apps can be as varied as children are unique with different interests and needs. There is always room for more especially if your child is still not getting it or needs lots more practice and you need fresh new ideas to keep the learning going.
Charlie Jumped out of the Clock is a unique time learning app that presents its lessons and exercises in a storybook format that will sure to capture your child’s attention. Charlie is a cogwheel that lives inside grandpa’s clock and along with his other cogwheel friends, they turn their bodies to make time go. But one day, he jumped out of the clock and it caused the clock to stop moving. Your child has to help set the various time so that grandpa can tell what time it is and go about his daily routines.
There are 2 modes of play – children can either follow the story and learn at the same time or opt for the practice mode. In the story, children are taught the parts of the clock, the difference between the hour and minute hands, how to set the hour and then the minute, the corresponding time on a digital clock, the other ways of reading time like half past/quarter to as well as the difference between am and pm in a 24-hour day. Interactive exercises are added to reinforce the learning points throughout the story. Each section of the lessons and exercises can be repeated in sequence but you can also jump straight to specific lessons and exercises from the menu, if you wish.
The practice mode, on the other hand, brings children to a clock that displays the current time and as they move the clock hands, the corresponding time is displayed in the digital clock. It would be more realistic if the hour and minute hands are only allowed to move in a clockwise direction here.
What I like about this app is that children are shown how the clock hands move as the time passes. Children need to see how the hour hand moves in relation to the minute hand. The app also gives children an idea how long is an hour by using grandpa’s favorite tv show as an example. These details are often overlooked in other similar apps. Another helpful detail is the display of minutes in blocks of 5 on the clock face and these numbers are in the same color as the minute hand to help children make the association easily. Likewise for the hour hand.
Charlie jumped out the clock is a cute story about how grandpa depends on his clock everyday to help him follow his daily schedule. It cleverly incorporates mini time-telling lessons and exercises for readers to complete in order to move the story forward. After you have read this story with your children, why not help them draw up their own schedules and get them to practice reading the clock on a daily basis, just to be on time like grandpa?
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Charlie Jumped out of the Clock – Learning Story
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Charlie Jumped out of the Clock - Learning Story
by CRAYON BOX Inc.
Category: Education, Books
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612
Size: 116.26 MB
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