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Telling time.

  Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience

Telling Time   (2008-07-27)


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by AnnaLovesBooks

ISBN 1559230185 - It's hard for board books to go astray - they're aimed at people who don't haven't yet mastered speech, potty training or getting the spoon to their mouth.  Telling Time, however, manages to go poorly.

From "wake-up time" to "bed time", each page features the picture of a clock (with a face, not digital) and an image of the activity you might engage in at that time. 

While there are parents out there who will disagree with me, I find the idea of this book annoying, at the very least.  Children are taught something they will eventually have to re-learn properly.  For instance, on one page, four o'clock is shown to be "shopping time".  It's not shopping time, it's four o'clock and if you're not going to tell a child it's four o'clock, you're not teaching TELLING TIME.  This conflicts with everything I believe about teaching anyone anything and if it weren't for the illustrations, which are adorable, I'd try to give the book zero stars. 

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