So your little one is starting school and you’re worried whether he will be able to wake up on time. Well, my first piece of advice is don’t wait until the first day to find out.
If you don’t have one already, I would strongly suggest investing in a clock for your preschooler. But if you’re anything like many other parents, you don’t have any clue where to begin.
“Which is the best?”
Good question. Luckily, we’ve done the work for you. Read on to find out what the top 5 clocks for preschoolers are.
Cute and kid-friendly, this little clock uses a stop-light to instruct your kids to stay in bed (red light) or wake up (green light). The yellow light is mostly for appearances, so it doesn’t actually function. It’s also a great way to introduce them to the world of traffic laws, even though they are a bit young to drive.
¥our child will be drawn to the little boy driving a red sports car filled with soccer balls, tennis rackets, and other familiar toys.
Patricia S. says, “I bought this for my son when he was 2. He LOVES the design (he's huge into cars) and you don't have to have an audible alarm, so if your early riser sleeps late, it won't wake them up. My son is 6 now, he still loves it.”
Many kids and even some adults prefer this clock because of its ease of use. It doesn’t have many bells and whistles, but it does have a gradual waking system, comes in a ton of kid-friendly colors (such as pink), with a night light option, protection from common mishaps with a silicone protective cover, and an easy to read display.
Mary says, “This alarm clock is great. Once I figured out the instructions, it's so easy to set up. If it's accidentally dropped, it won't break. And it won't slip around on the end table. The numbers are HUGE. I love it. I can see them at night without having to put on my glasses to see the time. No frills, just simply an alarm clock.”
If you are looking for a basic, easy-to-use clock with great functionality and a long shelf-life, look no further.
If independence is on your kid’s mind, this is the clock to buy. It can be very easy for them to set themselves and to carry around. With a nightlight and adjustable brightness, this is a great potty training clock, too.
Some other clocks lack the ability to set nap time options. Not this clock. It has settings specific to nap time, making your nap time battle much less of a problem.
Adria W. says, “This clock has revolutionized our sleeping habits! We've used it for 3 nights now, it took [my 2-year-old] 30 minutes to fall asleep BY HERSELF, and she slept all night long. Nap time was easier this weekend too. The clock is easy to set up and use, and she seems very excited by the different colors. It's also nice because the clock is telling her what to do, not just mean mommy.”
Safety is one of the top things parents worry about when adding things into their kids’ rooms. Rest assured, this cordless clock will dissolve all your safety worries an it’s batteries last up to half a year’s time! Green lights signal your child that it is OK to get out of bed, a feature that mom and dad have complete control over.
Better yet, for those weekend days where sleeping in is something you all look forward to, this clock has the option between a silent and audible alarm.
Tim says, “Possibly the best $30 we've ever spent.”
This clock isn’t number one for no reason. It not only teaches time on a digital and analog clock face in a fun, engaging way, putting your kid ahead of the pack, but it also transforms from a light-indicated wake system into a traditional “big kid” alarm clock, lasting until your child is into her teen years.
Jenna says, “This has been a great tool for my 4 year old who kept waking up early! We set the clock to change colors when it is okay for him to come out of his room. He loves it and it is helping him learn how to tell time. No more wake-up calls before 6 am!”
So there you have it, the best 5 clocks for preschoolers. We guarantee you and your preschooler will love and learn from each of these clocks.
The only thing you’ll be thinking is why you didn’t get one sooner!