Just in the nick of time, it’s time for another pram jam blog post, yay! Can you guess what the theme this time might be? Need some time to think about it? A moment more?
Nope, too slow, we’re out of time! [Just tell them!!! – Ed.]
Okay, okay, our theme for this post is … da-da-da-DA! … TIME.
Time is a relative thing and as we get older time definitely seems to go faster and faster. So much so, we’ve invented ways of marking it out, chopping it up and measuring it – so that we can know just how quickly it’s dissappearing! Learning to think about time, in practical and conceptual terms, is quite the challenge for young minds and a book or two is always there to help us down that path to understanding.
Let’s start out slowly, time in the larger sense. In nature we can go by time of the year, the seasons, and narrow that down to day and night:
All through the year
/Jane Godwin and Anna Walker.
The ABC book of seasons
/Helen Martin, Judith Simpson,
I love you night and day
As we get older, and busier, we not only need to know what and where, but also when – exactly when. And that means being able to tell the time by reading a clock. Scary!
Tick tock Dog : a tell the time book
What’s the time, Spot?
What’s the time, Clockodile?
This one is a thoroughly comprehensive “how to” of time in a fun, interactive, lift-the-flap book style:
Telling the time
Of course, there are other kinds of time: check out Mary’s post about bed time ; or Briana’s post on bath time. And there’s always a dinner time somewhere [trust you to think of that one – Ed.] or even a party time!