Waldorf Family Teaching Clock
You can enjoy the beautiful rainbow colours on this teaching clock as your child investigates the illustrations. The clock travels through a variety of activities, resonating with a child’s rhythm of the day.
It is worth asking children why the moon might be in the centre of the clock? Of course as adults we know the 12 hour clock will travel twice round the numbers in one day: but this concept is one worth exploring with children as they learn.
We have aligned the hands to point directly to the hours or minutes to help children tell one from the other. The minute and hour hand are also deliberately different colours to help differentiation.
We have included the numbers 1-60 to help children spot that 60 minutes are in one hour – but this can also be helpful when explaining the idea of seconds.
Finally we have written out a number of common phrases to tell the time around the outer edge, they could independently use these phrases to create a time sentence when they are ready.
Created on 9mm FSC approved sustainable garnicia plywood the hands are also Garnicia wood, held in place with a brass binding pin.
Recommended Age 3+ years. Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months. Choking hazard due to small parts.
Read our conversation with Stephanie Green and meet the artist, mother, nature-lover and founder of Waldorf Family. We also invite you to take your little explorers on a very special Rainbow Nature Treasure Hunt (FREE DOWNLOAD) outdoors, to explore and discover creatures and plants, great and small.
Stephanie Green’s company - Waldorf Family - is built on wonder. Ever since Stephanie was a child, she has appreciated being surrounded by nature, eating seasonal foods and watching the change of the seasons. She discovered her love for Waldorf handwork projects after the birth of her two wonderful children. It all started by collecting natural treasures and using them for craft projects. Nature is also Stephanie’s main source of inspiration for her creations. The passing of the seasons, colours, forms and shapes, the phases of the moon - all of nature’s characteristics are taken into consideration when Stephanie creates a new product. Her main goal is to create educational, hands-on and meaningful resources with a purpose which are treasured and loved by families over a long time and that help children as well as adults see the beauty and wonder in all things.
As the environment is close to Stephanie’s heart, she makes sure that the Waldorf Family only creates products that are made in a sustainable way from natural materials which can be returned to the earth or recycled.