Why placing a Wall Clock in a Child's Bedroom?

Why placing a Wall Clock in a Child's Bedroom?

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Putting a clock in your child's bedroom is a harmless gesture for us adults. We are so accustomed to reading the time mechanically that we find no other use for it. But nevertheless, to install a clock to him is an operation of a great richness. Are you looking for an idea to occupy your child and develop qualities he doesn't know yet? Do you dream of no longer being woken up by your 3 year old too early on weekends? In this article, we reveal 5 good reasons to put a clock in your child's room.

1) Make a clock and develop his creative spirit

Keeping your child occupied is a constant mission. If they can go about their business alone, they may need help with a variety of activities. Here, we will obviously suggest that you and your child make a clock yourself.

You are going to put your child to work with this exercise. Suggest that they display the numbers in their Roman or Arabic forms. Take this opportunity to talk to him about the history of numbers. You can also teach them how a clock works and its mechanisms. Show her the way to create a unique object that will perfectly match the tones and themes of her room!

Discover also our article explaining how to make a clock very simply, with a lot of originality.

2) Decorate your room with a clock

His room is the place where your child should feel most comfortable. It is in this room that he will spend most of his time (games, nights, etc.). It should therefore resemble as much as possible what he wants and the world in which he feels comfortable. Children have a lot of imagination! So let him take the lead and guide him so that he feels comfortable in his cocoon. 

Offer to install a clock in his room. There are many different kinds of clocks that are wonderful decorative objects. Is your daughter passionate about music and the guitar? Decorate her room with a vinyl clock! If your young boy prefers dinosaurs, install a T-Rex clock. And if his older brother loves airplanes, offer him a beautiful clock in the shape of a propeller!

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3) Understand the time and find your way in time

From the age of 3, a child is able to understand the time. It won't be on a classic 12-hour clock, indeed. But you can already start to help him or her find his or her way through time in a relatively simple way. Set up a routine clock in his room (it's a 24-hour clock). You can even get him to participate in the creation. 

All it takes is a little imagination to turn it into a solid reference point for your child. Define the periods of the night and day: morning, meals, night before bedtime. Add small drawings, stickers, lots of colors. This will arouse his curiosity and you will see with surprise that he will refer to it often to know where he is in his day.

4) Make your child responsible

When your child is a little older, he or she can begin to become truly independent. A clock in his room will be able to make him responsible for the tasks he has to accomplish during the day. It will also be an excellent way to teach him punctuality. Knowing what you have to do at each moment of the day is essential to develop good organization:

  • the time at which an activity or a job starts
  • the time slot in which to do homework
  • the amount of quiet time they have left before nightfall
  • etc.

You can even begin to teach them to wake up on their own. He will be able to learn how to set an alarm clock in the morning himself to free himself from his parents' alarm clock. This will also allow him to manage his timings and know how much time he needs to prepare.

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5) To know the history of clocks

It's silly, but it's a very exciting reason. As we saw earlier in the article, your child could end up with a T-Rex clock in their room. Yet clocks are far from being that simple in terms of access and customization. Getting the time, understanding and reading it has been a very long journey for mankind.

The origin of clocks dates back to Antiquity (about 2000 BC). Since then, they have not stopped developing: from water clocks to hourglasses to those we know today.

The measurement of time and watchmaking are real sciences that have taken millennia to perfect. Before the last connected watch you bought your child for his birthday, there was the wristwatch. This object was truly imposing and dates back to the 17th century.

It is therefore very interesting to teach him. The little designer clock he has in his room doesn't always look like that!

So do not hesitate to put a clock in your child's room. Construction, decoration, history: it is possible to do a lot of things with this simple tool! Your child will be delighted to practice a manual activity or to participate in the decoration of his room. Go for it!