Best Learning to Tell Time Apps for Kids [Updated for 2020]

Learn to tell time in a fun, educational way

We Reviewed Dozens Of The Best Learning to Tell Time Apps for Kids So You Don’t Have To. Here Are Our Top Picks.

Somewhere between preschool and middle elementary levels, kids need to learn to tell time. It’s a complicated task-they have to recognize numbers, remember conventional ways of talking about time, learn the relationship between minutes, hours, and days, and more. They also have to understand the whole concept of time passing and being measured.

Learning to time is a skill that every child needs to learn. Sometimes digital tools can help, too. These reviewed and recommended apps teach kids this valuable skill in a fun, educational way.

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Todo Telling Time

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

Todo Telling Time is an early-learning time app that offers 6 multi-level mini-games including learning days and weeks, a time quiz, daily schedule and so much more. The games cover concepts ranging from days of the week, putting numbers onto the clock face in order, matching times to daily activities, setting clocks, and more. Great for children of all ages and fun too!

The app costs $4.99 and is well worth the investment. It’s one of the most comprehensive telling time apps out there.

Tic Toc Time: Break Down the Day to Learn How to Tell Time

iOS App Store

Tic Toc Time: Break Down the Day to Learn How to Tell Time uses concepts children are already familiar with including night, day, sun, and shadow to help them learn how to tell time. While learning a bit about the science behind telling time, players learn to tell time in a fun and innovative way. It’s most appropriate for children ages 5-8 years.

The app costs $3.99, is a winner of multiple awards, and has a great rating on the App Store. If your child is ready to learn about telling time, this one is worth a look.

Let’s Learn Time

iOS App Store

This offering is more ebook than app. Let’s Learn Time is an early learning textbook that teaches children the concept of time using fun illustrations, animation, and narration options. A bit different from your traditional learning app, it offers a unique way of teaching children how to tell time. It covers important ideas, including both digital and analog clocks, AM and PM, and elapsed time.

It costs $2.99. The book is a unique blend of textbook and fun that will be just right for some children. And it’s from StudyPad- a leader in children’s digital learning tools.

Charlie Jumped Out of the Clock

iOS App Store

Charlie Jumped Out of the Clock is a cute storybook app that helps children learn how to tell time by using in story games, timed chores, and an easy to use practice mode. It also includes great illustrations and a fun story for children to enjoy. There are 17 beautifully-illustrated scenes, interactions galore, and a story map to help parents choose just the right part of the story for their learners.

The app costs $3.99. There are 9 practical quizzes to help you know your child is learning. All together, there are over 30 minutes of uninterrupted story here.

Timeland- Calendar and Clock

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

This app is a cross between a teaching tool and a personal calendar. You can enter your family schedule and events and use the app to help teach your 4 to 7 year old child about how time works. It uses a horizontal time line to show what is about to happen and what is planned days, weeks, or even months into the future.

It costs ninety-nine cents, and has a unique twist on teaching these concepts. It would also be a great tool for working with children with special needs who need a concrete schedule and plan.

Elapsed Time

iOS App Store

This app is designed to help kids tackle the more advanced concept of elapsed time. It’s appropriate for school-aged children, which is great because these types of problems start showing up in math class in early elementary school. The app uses a time line where the child chooses a starting time and then moves a slider to see how elapsed time passes.

The app costs $2.99, and will help your student understand the difficult ideas associated with elapsed time. When your child is ready, give it a look!

Telling Time Games for Kids

Google Play Store

This app is engaging and fun, and best of all, it’s effective. Kids can play a variety of games, enjoy the animated and interactive clocks, and get motivated by feeding monster clocks with their correct attempts to tell time. The game-like interactions will keep them involved while they learn.

The app is free to install, and includes in-app purchases. The items cost $1.99 each and are intended to enhance game play.