Interactive Telling Time Lite – Learning to tell time is fun

By GiggleUp Kids Apps And Educational Games Pty Ltd

Interactive Telling Time Lite – Learning to tell time is fun

Interactive Telling Time is an illustrated app aimed at children who are learning how to tell the time.The lite version of the app has 2 difficulty levels, however the full version has 5 difficulty levels so that it helps the student can master telling time progressively. The app allows you to record statistics help keep track of the student’s progress.The app also includes the ability to change languages, and adjust clock settings.

Interactive Telling Time Lite – Learning to tell time is fun

What we think

The lite version of the app does not introduce theoretical concepts related to storytelling, however the full version of the app has more information related to this. The app developers describe the app as being made by “artists and educators, with the help of schools teachers and mother’s groups.” 

 

Instructions are available on each screen by clicking on the question mark in the corner of the screen. The app is relatively easy to use as there are only two main games in the lite version.

Some instructions are read aloud, however some functions would need to be modelled or read by an adult. The app provides a voiceover prompt to help students monitor the clock. If a student gets an answer wrong, the app does not give support on how to change an answer, therefore an adult would be required to support.

There are two main games on the lite version of the app:

  • Setting the time
  • Stopping the clock at a certain time.

In these games the student can only use a clock face to practise setting the time and stopping the clock. The full version of the app also allows the user to access a digital clock, provides a quiz to learn about time telling concepts, tutorials for young learners, and a clock puzzle to interact with parts of the clock in a fun way.

Correct responses in the app will result in a voiceover giving praise as well as a tick on the screen. A sound will play for incorrect responses and a cross is shown on the screen

The app also includes an aquarium where students can ‘earn’ items by completing levels in the app. The aquarium is a reward area where the student can play with the fish and ‘feed’ them.

A student would need to be able to recognise numbers and have some understanding of how to read a clock before being able to use the lite app independently. The full version of the app has more features for learning the basic concepts of time telling. There are also various language options available in the full version of the app.

Parts of the app can be adjusted for the individual such as the clock face can be plain or a lion face can be chosen. The music can also be adjusted in the background. Difficulty levels, language and other settings can be adjusted in the settings menu. The app can also track statistics to monitor the user’s progress. More options are available to personalise in the full version.

The full version of the app targets a range of concepts and skills related to time telling, however the lite version only has limited functions.

The app is a nice, simple way to introduce some basic time telling concepts. It is visually appealing, provides some visual and verbal feedback. The virtual aquarium is also a rewarding activity for completing sections of the app.

 

The app is a nice, simple way to introduce some basic time telling concepts. It is visually appealing, provides some visual and verbal feedback. The virtual aquarium is also a rewarding activity for completing sections of the app.

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Age Ranges: School-Age, Early Years

Curriculum: Critical & Creative Thinking, Numeracy

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