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On Track with the Clock: Learn to Read the Clock with a Story

Published: April 16, 2023

This ‘visual story’ book teaches children to read the clock. Although the clock itself is a visual structure on which to count, those with sequential and visual-spatial processing difficulties may crumble under the sudden enormity of the task. Many children have not learned to count in 5s securely, others have not been reminded that it’s all about counting in 5s. Among these will be children with dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, ADHD and global learning difficulties who require a different way of learning the clock. They need a back-to-front framework: starting with the minutes, not hours, before developing all remaining time-telling skills.

In this book, the setting is a train station with a jolly-not-so-jolly manager tricked into accepting help from a young passenger who is “fed up with trains not running on time”. The clock literally becomes a rail track. While the station manager thinks he is playing a computer game, things slowly start to make sense.

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