Are your kids having trouble with sharing? Use this cool preschool watch to make taking turns super simple!
This winter has been so tough! We haven’t been able to be outside much lately.
It has been an incredibly cold winter where we live, with constant snow, ice, and wind. That’s making going outside for more than just a few minutes near impossible.
We normally like to spend time as a family outside. Going on walks after supper is one of my favorite family traditions and my two kids can spend hours in the backyard playing.
Being stuck inside so much has been hard on the kids, too. They just want to get out and run around!
Their cooped up energy unfortunately leads to more frequent arguments. Right now, they’re constantly fighting about sharing toys.
Cool Preschool Watch Makes Taking Turns Super Simple
It seems that they always need to have the exact same toy that the other child is playing with, and of course, they need it now!
A few days ago, both kids really wanted to play with the Magnatiles.
We have enough that they could have just played with them at the same time and shared. But they each had their own ideas of what they should be building, and how they should be building it, so sharing wasn’t working.
Usually what happens is that one of the kids will come to me to decide who should get to play with it.
I can usually convince them to take turns. I’ll suggest that each kid can play with them for 5 minutes, and then they will switch.
Honestly, though, I’m really bad about actually watching the clock to make sure they switch (oops!) or remembering to reset the timer.
On this particular day, I was trying to get some much needed cleaning done. I didn’t really want to have to worry about stopping every few minutes to make sure they sure they switched nicely.
I decided to try out the Preschool Watches and Preschool Clock to see if they could help. Both kids were excited about the cute designs.
My son picked out dinosaurs. He told me it’s because he likes “things that don’t exist anymore.”
My daughter picked the unicorn design. She loves everything that has to do with unicorns and rainbows, so it was perfect!
There are 6 designs available: unicorn, dinosaurs, firefighters, trucks, mermaid and princess!
We also hung a big Preschool Clock on the wall. I really like that the watch face matched the clock design – so cute and easy!
They both really liked the star second hand. I loved that the clock came with stickers you can add to it with activities that happen every day like meals, bedtime, etc.
Kid-Friendly Preschool Watch Make Sharing Simpler
The animals on the clock on watch are the minutes of a clock. And the colors stand in for the hours.
To make it even more fun, I told them that when they noticed it was their turn to play with the Magnatiles, they could make the sound of the animal that was closest to their color.
It worked brilliantly!
They loved watching the clock and their watches for it to hit their animal.
Preschool Watches and the Clock help toddlers and preschoolers with all kind of transitions: leaving the playground, bedtime, and of course, sharing!
Having them make the animal noises was a fun way for them to switch, too. Using clocks and our preschool watch helped them to be kind to each other when it was time to switch.
There was no arguing about whose turn it was!
The biggest win came a few days later when my daughter was playing with a doll and my son wanted to play with the same one.
I heard him say “How about you get to play with the doll until the small hand is on the green, and then I can?”
I love that these simple watches and clock can help them navigate solving their own problems!
Preschoolers don’t understand what “5 minutes” means!
These watches make transitions smoother for toddlers and preschoolers because they can finally understand when things happen.
As an extra bonus, the clock came wrapped in bubble wrap that was perfect for a bubble wrap runway!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Preschool Clocks and Preschool Watches. The opinions and text are all mine.