3 Tips for Teaching Baby About Time - 40 Quotes to Cherish Time

Written by TsangShireen


Posted on September 14 2022

"Time" is an interesting topic. Every day, countless parents are exhausted fighting their children's "procrastination". For children, choosing children's clothing is a tangled matter, for which they will spend a lot of time in. Therefore, it is very important to teach children the concept of time and to cherish it from an early age so that they will have a sense of responsibility and urgency in everything they do. When children learn to organize and manage their time wisely, their lives will be fulfilling and meaningful.

Managing time is not something that only adults can do, but children also need to learn to master the ability to live with time. As parents, we need to guide our children to treat "time" correctly, which is not a simple matter.

What are the different understandings of time for different age groups? How to develop children's sense of time? All these will be mentioned in the article.

Table of Content:

  • Baby's perception of time
  • 3 tips for teaching your baby about time
  • Instructing children to organize their own time
  • 40 Quotes to cherish time

Baby's perception of time

At an early age, children already begin to perceive "time". However, children before the age of three do not have a sense of time, all their appeals from the body's "biological clock", infants rely on physiological changes to refract the time, hungry, know that it is time to eat milk; sleepy, know that it is time to go to bed.

This is something that many parents are not aware of. Six-month-old babies begin to explore the "time" through physiological changes. In this process, parents can deepen the baby's understanding of time through some small actions.

Six months

At this age, babies can usually sleep through the night, no longer needing nighttime feedings, and have relatively more playtime during the day. At this time, parents can increase opportunities to communicate with their children, such as a regular bedtime storytelling or lullabies, are good ways to remind your baby that it's bedtime.


One year

Babies are starting to walk and talk, and are interested in the words and actions of their elders. As for the concept of time, they do not understand it, but they will understand the specific requirements of hungry, time to go out and play, and time to sleep.

Two years old

At this time, the baby has the basic language expression ability and can read picture books. Your baby can grasp some simple concepts of time, such as "day", "night", "morning", "evening "His perception of time is closely related to his own life experience.

From the age of 3, a child's sense of time begins to develop. Generally speaking, 3-4 years old know "day" and "night", 4-5 years old know "yesterday, today, tomorrow", and 5-6 years old know the exact What time it is. Although children have a sense of time from the age of 3, their specific time perception is still very vague. Therefore, if you want to raise a child with a sense of time, let them understand time, treat time well, and not waste time, you need to train adults.

3 tips for teaching your baby about time

The first thing we should do is to let our children know that time exists. Conscious use of everyday tools such as clocks and calendars is enough to teach children about time.

Let your baby sense time

Tell your child which words can be used to express time, such as "year, month, day, week, hour, minute, second" and so on. You can let your baby sense how long a minute is: let your child close his or her eyes while the parent keeps time, and quietly feel the time ticking away beside you to enhance your child's concept of time.

Replace time with concrete things

As a baby's understanding grows, he or she will sense that time is actually made up of segments of events, and that time passes in the course of events. For children, eating, sleeping, playing, etc. are the main indicators of time. When the child connects specific things with time, "time" is no longer unfamiliar.

DIY clocks and calendars

An effective way to teach children about time is to make handmade calendars and handmade clocks with their own hands, which will help them understand their own routine and rhythm and become a punctual person. All you need are scissors, pens, white glue and other supplies to make all sorts of fun stuff. What time to eat, what time to go to school, what time to get up, what time to play, what time to go to bed, it is completely clear.


Instructing children to organize their own time

We have to do a lot of things in a day, and it is undoubtedly important to instruct our children to plan their time wisely. Valuing time requires us to organize our time, clarify the priority of each thing to be done and the time to be spent, and gradually improve the efficiency.

It is important for children to realize that managing time is their own business. We need to guide our children to think for themselves: why do we need to be punctual? In the matter of time management, you can let your child figure it out on his or her own.

For example, many children procrastinate in getting up for school in the morning, and parental prodding is always ineffective. It is better to let the child take the consequences himself, so that he can deepen his understanding of "punctuality" and get him to act spontaneously.

40 Quotes to cherish time


  1. If you have any need to do tomorrow, had better start now.
  2. I'm worried about the loss of opportunity. Don't scratch ah, see opportunity is lost, the time went quickly in the past.
  3. People of all abilities is the mixture of patience and time.
  4. The missing cattle and sheep can be found; But can't find the lost time.
  5. Time is made up of a split second product, good at using sporadic time person, will make greater achievement.
  6. Don't have as time sigh, must face up to in a hurry the time slip away.
  7. Make a full time is happiness.
  8. Who put the time is wasted, life is behind gold did not buy a thing.
  9. Protesters with time is facing a invulnerability enemy.
  10. Dare to waste even one hour of time, he also don't know how to cherish all the life value.
  11. Time is life. Gratuitous waste other people's time, it would be tantamount to murder.
  12. Waste of time is the most extravagant and costly of all expenses.
  13. Time is a great author, it will give each person to write a perfect ending.
  14. Abandoning time person, time also abandoned him.
  15. Everything is not our, but others, only time is our property.
  16. Time, just like the water in sponge, as long as willing to squeeze, always some.
  17. Waste time is equal to the waste of life.
  18. Time is not possession of public property, with the passage of time, the truth will increasingly show.
  19. Time to treat people is equal, and time in every man's hand value is different.
  20. Never a waste of time, there is no time complaining about didn't have enough time.
  21. Yesterday was a check of void, tomorrow is a promissory note, and today is the only cash you got.
  22. Make the best use of time, forever to find plenty of time.
  23. Make a person's limited life, more effective, which is equal to extend the lives of people.
  24. Time is the most sophisticated review all criminal judge.
  25. Time is a river and let it gently on the slip through your fingers.
  26. Can't add a person's life time, but cherish the time can make life become more valuable.
  27. Any savings in the final analysis is the saving of time.
  28. Life is too short, to do too much, I want to race against time
  29. The golden age is before us, not behind us.
  30. Average people are concerned about how to spend time, a man of talent tries to use time.
  31. Time can make things hidden, can also make a dazzling light.
  32. In all the criticism, the greatest and most and most genius is the right time.
  33. Time is the biggest innovators.
  34. There is no way can make the clock for me to knock the hour has passed.
  35. No time like the present. 
  36. Time and tide wait for no man. 
  37. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles to-day, To-morrow will be dying.
  38. Write it on your heart that every day is the best of the year
  39. Do you love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made up of.
  40. A day is a miniature of eternity.




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