Hickory Dickory Dock is a very popular English nursery rhyme that is an idea tool to teach children how to read the time and relate the hours to different moments of the day in a fun way.
The song’s lyrics tell the story of a mouse that runs up a clock while narrating different events at different hours. There are variations of this nursery rhyme where not only a mouse is featured, but also other animals such as pigs, ducks and elephants.
Learning how to read time can be difficult for some children. Most of the times it’s not that the child has problems grasping the complexity of the concept; usually the issue is the method used to teach him or her how to read time.
Repetition is the key to mastery. Hickory Dickory Dock is so catchy and fun that your child will want to listen to it again and again, reinforcing more and more the concept of time reading.
It is also worth mentioning that Hickory Dickory Dock has very rich lyrics that will not only teach a child how to read time, but also introduces a wide set of words and expressions that will undoubtedly broaden up the vocabulary of your child.
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