Way to Go Albert--Alphapets Author:Ruth Lerner Perle In this story, Albert the Absent-minded Alligator is repeatedly late and often keeps his friends waiting. With the help of his Alphapet friends, Albert becomes aware of the passing of time and learns how to tell the hours and the half hour by reading the face of the clock. — After enjoying the story with your child, you might want to reinforce yo... more »ur child's awareness of the practical reasons for knowing how to tell time. To help develop your child's sense of time, you can use day-to-day activities such as checking the newpaper for a scheduled Tv program, catching or meeting a school bus or a train, or figuring out how long it takes to warm something in the oven.
If you have a timer, use it to play a game: How many girls' names can you say in one minute? How many jumping jacks can you do in one minute? How many hidden jelly beans can you find in five minutes? If your child is ready,encourage him or her to guess how many minutes it will take for the toast to pop up or to boil a cup of water.« less