In an era of digital technology, today’s children have arguably the best tools at their disposal to make something of their lives. However, it can be all too easy for children to become immersed in their digital lives and fail to recognize the world before theirs – a world where analog reigned supreme and a world that still plays a huge role in society today.
Analog watches are a perfect example of this. In a study conducted by DiscountWatchStore.com last year in the Bronx, NY area, it was found that just 1 in 5 children aged 6 to 12 could tell time on an analog watch properly. And in another later study, this time in the Southwest Connecticut area, it was found that just 1 in 14 children aged 8 to 11 could tell time on an analog watch properly. It was also found that just 1 in 10 of those children owned their own wristwatch.
These statistics make for grim viewing. How can we, as a society, expect our children to become contributing members of society if they cannot tell the time? Well, that’s where the Time Telling Initiative from Discount Watch Store comes into play.
Time Telling Initiative
Discount Watch Store has embarked on a mission to help educate children and bring them the skill of telling the time. Their efforts have so far been focused in the Bronx, New York, and Southwest Connecticut, as coinciding with the company’s studies above.
Children who take part in the Time Telling Initiative get a wristwatch of their own and get to take part in a fun-filled educational event with children of a similar age. Children have a lot of fun at these events and take part in creative sessions with other children. In photos published on the DiscountWatchStore.com blog, we can see children making a clock of their own with paper plates, stickers and lots of glitter, and shiny things.
Overall, this looks like a fantastic initiative.
The Time Telling Initiative is open to any location across the United States. Those who are interested in bringing it to their primary school or community center should contact Discount Watch Store to find out more. You can find all the details by following our source below, and we would like to wish Discount Watch Store all the best with their initiative.