At a young age, kids need to be taught the importance of telling time. Time-telling is a fundamental skill that helps teach children basic math skills and time management. This is why Timex has teamed up with Scholastic, one of the most trusted names in learning, to give teachers and parents hands-on tools that make learning to tell time fun and engaging.
The Timex-Scholastic collaboration is an educational program designed for children in grades 1-3. It includes an in-classroom program that provides interactive tools and lessons for teachers as well as take-home activities for families, online games, and a mobile app to extend learning outside the classroom.
The classroom program is a time-teaching toolkit for teachers and includes a classroom poster, teaching guides and activities that use various techniques and drills to teach time. It is leveled by grade and supports common core learning standards, reaching over 100,000 classrooms nationwide.
To extend learning outside of the classroom and provide parents supplemental activities for kids, Timex also provides a variety of both paper and tech resources at no cost. The time machine microsite is a one-stop destination for all program materials and resources and includes downloadable versions of all classroom lesson plans and interactive time-teaching games.
Timex also developed a FREE, award-winning mobile app that is available for download through the Apple Store (for iOS) and Google Play (for Android). Now kids can practice time-telling anywhere! This clever app, also developed with Scholastic, is tailored for kids ages 6 through 9 and has three levels of games that reinforce key time-telling skills with engaging, interactive activities. There are no ads or in-app purchases, just lots of fun that helps seamlessly blend digital free-play with a variety of interactive lessons.
The Timex Time Machine App has won Tillywig’s Brain Child Award in 2017 and 2018, the Academics’ Choice Awards for the 2017 Smart Media Award, the Creative Child Awards 2017 Product of the Year and its Seal of Excellence.
Timex offers a variety of hands-on tools to make learning even more fun. The Timex Time Teaching Gift Set is a 3-in-1 kit that features a practice clock with moveable hands, flash cards that feature digital and analog clocks and our best-selling flower analog watch for girls and gecko watch for boys that kids can wear to practice time-telling throughout the day.
Additionally, Timex makes watches that are designed specifically for kids in a variety of styles. These colorful and durable kids watches feature adjustable elastic fabric bands that make it easy for kids to put on and take off, an easy-to-read dial, minute markers and water resistance up to 30 meters. Every Timex Time Machines watch is covered by our worry-free replacement plan. Parents no longer need to worry if their kid’s watch gets lost or broken, Timex will replace it.
Timex values education and is proud to offer kids a fun and interactive way to learn how to tell time. With the Timex Time Machines, your child will have everything he or she needs to understand the importance of telling time and a great first watch they will always remember.