**** Kids Tell Time was awarded 4 Stars by the Educational App Store! See details below! ****
This interactive app helps children learn to tell the time by using both digital and analog clocks.
The time displayed is also spoken in the selected language for the narration: English, French or Spanish.
Three themes are available for the clock faces:
• Cool Colors
• Yummy Fruits
• Cute Animals
Six playing modes allow to set up clocks to give times or match clocks showing the same time.
1. Learn to Tell Time
2. Set the Analog Clock
3. Set the Digital Clock
4. Match the Clocks
5. Choose the Analog Clock
6. Choose the Digital Clock
Kids will want to set the clocks again and again!
MADE FOR KIDS
• Talking app in English, French and Spanish
• Without In-App purchases
• Without links to other apps
• Without data collection
• Without third-party advertising
-- Educational App Store Rating - 4 Stars ****
Teach children to tell the time or let them practise what they have learned with this app. Use digital and analogue clocks to recognise shown times and to set them to match given times. With a neutral graphical design, this app is appropriate for both young children and those who are older and have yet to learn this skill.
-- Educational App Store Review:
No tablet used by a young learner is complete without one that helps develop telling the time skills. This app covers both analogue and digital times over six different exercises that cover time recognition and the setting of time.
The graphical style of Kids Tell Time is different to many other telling the time apps. Rather than follow the common design of decorating the clocks and background with an explosion of colourful graphics this app takes a more restrained approach. A clean and uncluttered style is favoured here and it has a number of advantages.[…] Here the clocks, both analogue and digital, are clear and reflect real world ones more closely. […] An extra advantage of this less childish style is that it makes the app an ideal choice for helping older children, who have never quite mastered the skill, learn telling the time.
The methods of interaction within this app are similarly simple and clear. Dragging the hands of clocks moves them, sliding down digital numbers changes them. Rather than have a button to enter the answer, when the app detects a user entered selection matches the correct response it accepts it and moves on. This works nicely and the chances of a child inadvertently stumbling onto the correct answer are small.
A particularly nice feature of this app is the comprehensive speech throughout it. Instructions and times are spoken. The narration has the slightly stilted qualities of much computer generated speech but it is very clear and very useful for independent learning. It is also available in three languages giving the app an extra use in learning to tell the time in Spanish or French.
The different activities make it clear when an answer is correct and they award stars on completion. This lets children, parents and teachers keep track of progress and engagement. The awarded stars can be reset for each new player to allow it to be usefully employed to check an individual understands the chosen skill. This option is hidden behind a small ‘i’ icon and so it is not immediately obvious, but it is one that teachers will be pleased to find as it enhances the app’s usefulness for working with multiple students.
The untimed nature of the questions gives teachers the chance to explain and help children to achieve the correct answer. It would be effective in small group tuition or when mirroring the screen to a class display.
This is an effective and useful app for a subject that all primary teachers will need to address in their classroom. Parents will also find it a useful one for helping their children and checking their progress.
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Can’t turn off clicking sound
Would be great but you can’t mute the clicking sound it makes when the minute changes, even with the iPad volume turned off, which is pretty maddening.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your comment. We are going to investigate this further.
Decent app, but crashy
Not a bad learning app, but it crashes every four or five tests... Not good for the younger crowd.
This is a great little app! Had my 7 year old telling time in about 20 minutes while having fun! They earn star rewards when they get the answers right which is always a plus for kids to visually see they are doing a good job.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.