Learning to tell time is easier with a hands-on math manipulative clock. Simple to follow instructions for making a clock out of a CD or DVD gives kids a hands-on way to learn to tell time. Great for common core math.
I wasn't allowed to have any digital clock or watch until I could tell time on a 'real' one. Not sure how I feel about it now. I also remember being told I needed to learn to do math in my head because wouldn't 'always' have a calculator with me too. And cursive writing is no longer used except for a signature. The digital age is here; how do we embrace part of it but ignore other areas of it?