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Ms C still struggles to tell the time, even though she learnt it in Year 3. Now at Year 4, she occasionally mixes up the use of To and Past. To be honest, I sometimes get confused as I was never taught in Singapore to tell the time this way, instead favouring the digital clock, such as 10:50 (ten – fifty).
Anyway, we were thrilled to receive this ‘Past & To’ alarm clock with night light (glowing feature) and snooze facility. This alarm clock has everything we need to tell the time! This is such a simple and yet effective time teaching system! First, read the number at the end of the long hand, then say which side the long hand is pointing to: ‘minutes past’ or ‘minutes to’. Now read the number at the end of the short hand and put it all together!
I love the green and red colour scheme which looks smart and easy to read, but this may not suit if colour blind. However, there is a black and blue version of the clock available.
This portable alarm clock has a sweeping second hand for silent movement (no ticking) and is just the right size for your bedside table. It takes three AA batteries, which are not included. The alarm clock glows faintly in the dark and glows even brighter when you hit the snooze button. Due to its faint glow feature, they take three good quality batteries. We have a similar type of alarm clock with a faint glow feature, and when we used cheap batteries, the glowing feature didn’t last more than a week but the clock itself ran for longer until the batteries went completely flat. If you would like to have the constantly glowing light, it is best to put in good quality batteries.
This alarm clock has a crescendo alarm, starting first with a gentle beep. If the alarm is ignored, it becomes louder and louder until it is impossible to disregard. This is great to wake up gently to feel refreshed than a sudden jolt of the alarm at max volume!
There is also a snooze button for an extra five minutes rest before the alarm starts again. This can be repeated until the alarm is switched off which is very handy!
We love using this alarm clock as it is not only used as normal alarm clock, we use it with school work as required. This EasyRead Time Teacher alarm clock retails for £21.95. To get 10% off through their website https://easyreadtimeteacher.com, use this code ERTT. Do also check out their ‘24 Hour’ EasyRead Time Teacher wrist watches, alarm clock and clock range.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.