Telling Time with Free Printables. Resources for the Montessori Classroom

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This week I would like to focus on free printables which teach children to tell time and the concept of time. Comprehending the concept of time is a process that comes to children naturally as they grow. Clocks and watches become an essential part of their day, they observe morning changing into the afternoon and into the evening, they observe seasons and they wait with excitement to celebrate their birthdays which they know comes once a year. When celebrating a birthday in the Montessori classroom the child gets the understanding of time thought celebration of life. He carries a glob around the circle while the rest of the group sings the Montessori birthday song. Every classroom tends to create its own version of a birthday celebration.
Here are two great examples of birthday celebrations in the Montessori classroom!

Time freebie – Montessori Nature Subscriber Freebie

Time telling printable

Racheous has a beautiful free printable for Montessori New Year and Birthday Celebration.

Kids Come Together has a wonderful way to teach children about time with New Year’s Time Capsule with Free Printable!

Another way to teach concepts of time was through creating together with children’s daily routine. I aim to make it child-led. We discuss our routine with them and draw on the board what happens and the sequence of events. Later they help me to take photos of different parts of our day, like morning tea, outside play, Montessori time, etc. After that, we create a routine chart with a time attached to every part of the day.

I Can Teach My Child has a similar concept and she shares her free printable with readers.

Kids Activities Blog has a great idea for teaching about Units of Time with free printable!

There are great Montessori resources with fantastic ideas to teach time.

Making Montessori Ours: Clock, Time and Calendar Work

Montessori on a Budget: Montessori Free & Affordable Clock Activities for Telling Time with free printables

Montessori Trails: Telling Time – Reading Clocks – Montessori StyleYou can create your OWN clock printables at Time Worksheets website

You can make your own clock face with this printable from Minieco ‘Tell the time’ clock // free printable

Free Clock & Time Printables made by Hope 4 ME

If you are looking for blank clock faces, jump to this page.

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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is a former Early Childhood Teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 20 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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