ITEM: Tell the Time Game Lotto – Orchard Toys
BRAND: Orchard Toys
AGE: 5+ years
The Tell The Time Game by Orchard Toys is a fun 'learn the time' lotto game. In this lotto-based game, cards show everyday activities in analogue and digital times, which children are encouraged to say aloud whilst matching the tiles to the pictures on their board. Play value may also be extended by using Penguin Clock Face.
Each player chooses a game board while all the cards are placed face-down on the table. Players take it in turns to pick a card from the table and must say the time out loud. The other players have to try to match the time with one of the fun and familiar activities illustrated on their game board. What time do you eat ice cream? When do you ride a bike? What time do you go on a school trip? Helps children to learn both analogue and digital times, concentrating on 15 minute increments – 'quarter past', 'half past', 'quarter to' and 'o'clock'. It can also be played just using the pictures for very young children. The attractive illustrations can be used to develop many further topics of conversation. The game's play value can be extended by using in conjunction with the Penguin Clock Face. The game helps with maths and literacy skills, and an educational guide on the back of the box shows how the game contributes to your child's education. The game is made with sturdy, durable, wipe-clean board. All Orchard Toys games are developed and designed by our own in-house team, and are tested by local playgroup and junior school children to ensure they are having fun as well as learning.
Orchard Toys started out around a kitchen table making blocks and stencils for a local nursery school. Now, over 40 years later, they ship to over 50 different countries around the world and are recognised as a leading manufacturer of educational games and puzzles both in the UK and globally.
Contents: 4 double-sided ‘time’ boards, 24 picture cards
Recommended for children 5-9 years
Players: 2 to 4