Siobhain Grogan

Cén t-am é?

Teach reading the time with this interactive clock-book for 5-7 year-olds.


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Product ID: 846 ISBN: 978-1-901176-90-2 Categories: , , , ,

What time is it? In this book we follow Saoirse throughout the day from breakfast time to bedtime. You just lift the flaps and a clock reveals the right time for each of the day’s little adventures.

Suitable for age 5-7.

Weight 560 g

InTouch, January/February 2010

This book is written by Siobhain Grogan, illustrated by Olivia Golden and published by Cois Life. It is a hardback book (every page) with a toy clock in the middle which is visible on each page. This book follows Saoirse from morning to evening and focussing on the different times of the day e.g. maidin, bricfeasta, ar scoil, ag péinteáil etc. The content of this story is aimed towards children of 5 years and over, or the infant classes in school. On each page, a different time is mentioned. The clock should be changed to correspond with this time and there is also a prompt to help under the words of the story (a flap that shows a clock with the correct time). There is repetition in this book, especially for the time of day e.g. Tá sé a ... a chlog, Tá sé ... tar éis a ... , Tá sé ... chun a .... Every page mentions the time and then says: in am ... (time for) e.g. in am éirí ..., in am mé féin a ní, in am dul abhaile, but this is not found on every page. The 'time language' is varied as well. It ranges from e.g. a hochta chlog, ceathrú taréis a hocht, fiche lar éis, leathuair tar éis, fiche chun, ceathrú chun, deich chun. This language in a T2 school is not used until 3rd class (maths curriculum).

Sunday Busines Post, 6 December 2009

Against an engagingly bright sunshine yellow background, this cleverly designed book - perfect for those just starting school - will teach children how to tell the time and also offer a lesson in basic Irish at the same time. The book has thick cardboard pages, with each page cutout to display a clock with movable dials, so children can move the clock’s time to coincide with the development of the story. ‘‘Saoirse is ainm dom," Saoirse tells us at the start of the tale, before moving on to take us through her day, from brushing her teeth to painting at school and playing in the schoolyard, before she heads home for dinner and bed. Inventively constructed, this is a recommended option.

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