Learning about time with Ice-Watch

At the age of three, Willow is now starting to understand the concept of time. She regularly wanders into the kitchen, looks at the clock and ‘tells me the time.’ She also now runs around telling me we’re late when we have nowhere to be or that I have to wait two minutes for her to do something! So when Ice-Watch got in touch to send the girls and I a few of their gorgeous timepieces I just knew we had to give them a try.

Willow was beyond excited when the watches arrived, I chose the ICE ola kids watches for the girls, in colours Princess and Fairytale. The colours are beautiful and a huge hit with both Willow and Allana, in fact Willow doesn’t have a favourite and will regularly switch between the two.

We have been trying to teach Willow about hours and minutes using her wooden teaching clock and now with her new Ice-Watch we can continue her learning outside of the house. The numbers on the dial are big and clear so very easy for her to read and it definitely seems to be helping with her learning, she now points to and counts to 12 around the dial with ease.

Allana is still a little too young to understand time or the idea of it but she loves to copy her big sister. She has now taken quite a liking to the wooden learning clock with its shape sorter and of course wants to wear her Ice-Watch to match Willow. The watch straps are made from the softest silicone and even fit Allana’s tiny baby wrists without causing her any irritation or annoyance.

My watch, the ICE lo in Turquoise, is absolutely gorgeous, it really adds a bit of extra sparkle to every day but would also make a beautiful accessory for a holiday or special occasion. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done the washing up or bath time and panicked about my watch, before remembering they’re all water resistant! Perfect for the Summer months when the littles are in and out of the paddling pool or sea, and one less thing for us parents to remember to remove.

Are your children showing any interest in time yet? Or already learnt to tell time? I’d love to know how you got along and what helped you to teach them.

*Disclaimer- We were sent these watches in return for an honest review, all words and opinions are my own.

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    Thelma Booth
    17th July 2017 at 8:29 am

    Willow is coming on great xx

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    17th July 2017 at 8:46 am

    They look so stylish! Beautiful photos too.

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    17th July 2017 at 9:24 am

    Oh hannah these are so so beautiful! My girls would have love them when they were small! I’ll pop this on the list for pressies for my friend’s little ones for sure! fab review and wonderful photos xx #BigPinkLink

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    Heather Keet
    17th July 2017 at 9:25 am

    These watches look so kid-proof – I bet they would hold up well to the abuses a child doles out when playing with toys! #bigpinklink

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    Lisa - Little Orange Dog
    17th July 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Oh those are beautiful watches. I love yours with is sparkly face. I’ve actually stopped wearing a watch, but I’m loving these so much I could be persuaded to go back #bigpinklink x

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    17th July 2017 at 1:16 pm

    This looks such a good idea for children learning to tell the time 🙂

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    Coombe Mill
    17th July 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Love your photos and what a pretty little watch #BigPinkLink

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    17th July 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I love your Ice Watch. My bargain basement watch is pretty grotty from being plunged into the washing up when I forget to take it off. I started wearing a watch again when I had a baby as I don’t want her to learn about time from my phone, or to be always looking at it even more than I do. She loves my watch and even at 21-months is fascinated by it. I have promised to get her one soon. Maybe we’ll both get a snazzy new Ice Watch. #bigpinklink

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    17th July 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Hi, I love that the ice watch suits all ages. A great way to to learn the time. I love the pink colour as well #bigpinklink

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    17th July 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Nice watches! #BigPinkLink

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    17th July 2017 at 6:51 pm

    I like how sporty they look!


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    Mrs Mummy Harris
    17th July 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Your watch is gorgeous as is willow! such a cutie! #bigpinklink

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    17th July 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Great looking watches. As a teacher I know how hard kids find telling the time – it’s great that you’re starting with them so young! Hope the watches help #bigpinklink

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    17th July 2017 at 10:44 pm

    My four year old grandson is starting to be interested in telling the time. He would love a real watch like these.
    Great review

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    Jo - Cup of Toast
    17th July 2017 at 11:44 pm

    They look lovely! Good to know that they are comfortable too #bigpinklink

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    18th July 2017 at 10:35 am

    This is a great idea to take learning out of your home! My little boy is still too young to understand time keeping, but the Ice watch seems like a great tool to get kids interested and feel grown up at the same time. #bigpinklink

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    18th July 2017 at 3:34 pm

    SUPER cute!!! I have never heard of the Ice Watch until now!!!

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    So Happy In Town (@SoHappyInTown)
    18th July 2017 at 6:21 pm

    These watches are gorgeous. I’m so impressed your three year old is taking an interest in telling the time already – my kids have taken ages to get the hang of it and as a teacher, it’s one of the hardest things to teach. #bigpinklink

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    18th July 2017 at 7:01 pm

    It’s so fun when children start to notice things that we take for granted as adults! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    18th July 2017 at 9:39 pm

    My eldest is a horror for making me stick to timings so if I say in a minute he will chase me after 60 seconds! These watches look great, very stylish #bigpinklink

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    Nicole Roder
    18th July 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you for the tips! My son wants a new watch for his birthday! #bigpinklink

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    Laura Dove
    18th July 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Oh I LOVE these watches!! My girls are obsessed with watches, they have had a couple but none as pretty as these! They would love a pink one, what a perfect way to learn to tell the time! #bigpinklink

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    19th July 2017 at 5:09 am

    Wow these watches look lovely! Really like your one. The girls’ watches remind me of when I had when I was at school, I wouldn’t take it off back then! Great pix. X #bigpinklink

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    Alana - Burnished Chaos
    19th July 2017 at 6:44 am

    These watches look great, it’s never too early to start learning the time x

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    Cheryl @ Tea or Wine
    21st July 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I love the look of these watches! My eldest is almost 6 and she’s getting to grips with telling the time. My youngest is 4 and she has no real interest in learning yet. #BigPinkLink

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    Aleena Brown
    22nd July 2017 at 3:14 am

    Oh wow these look so cool! Amelia has been bought various watches recently, mostly novelty ones, but these look great for helping to teach he time! #bigpinklink

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    Tracey Bowden
    22nd July 2017 at 1:52 pm

    These watches look great and really easy to tell the time with! Brilliant for kids #bigpinklink

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    25th July 2017 at 10:44 pm

    These are so cute! I kind of want one for myself… or at least, to pretend is for my baby #bigpinklink

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