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The Telling Time Song

The Telling Time Song is about how to tell time on a clock… actually on two clocks! The video asks ‘What time is it?’ and then answers by showing the difference between analog and digital clocks. The song is great for learning to tell time to the hour, half-hour, and nearest quarter-hour, and for explaining the difference between the big hand and the little/small hand on an analog clock. The lyrics are below the video.

Lyrics

Look over here, we’ve got an analog clock It has hands that go around and do not stop
And look right here, we’ve got a digital clock With more numbers, and it can talk!
I am a clock.
These numbers here go up from 1 to 12 and then they
Start all over at number 1 again And these numbers go from 0 to 60
Don’t understand?
Well just stay with me!
We can do it.
Together!
If the big hand is on the 12 well then you’ll know
It’s the hour exactly, come try it let’s go!
What time is it?
It’s one o’clock.
What time is it?
It’s one o’clock.
If the big hand is on the 3 well then you’ll know
A quarter-hour has passed, let’s go!
It’s a quarter after one.
It’s one-fifteen.
It’s a quarter after one.
It’s one-fifteen.
If the big hand is on the 6 well then you’ll know
A half an hour has passed, let’s go!
It’s half-past one. It’s one-thirty.
It’s half-past one. It’s one-thirty.
If the big hand’s on the 9 well then you will know
There’s been 45 minutes, and there’s 15 to go.
It’s a quarter to two. It’s one-forty-five
It’s a quarter to two. It’s one-forty-five
Look over here, we’ve got an analog clock It has hands that go around and do not stop
And look right here, we’ve got a digital clock With more numbers, and it can talk!
I am still a clock.
These numbers here go from 1 to 12 and then
They start all over at number 1 again And these numbers go from 0 to 60
That’s how to tell time thanks for staying with me!
You did it!
Well… we did it!
Together.
You and I. Teamwork.

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