It has been apparent to me that dd5 has had the capacity to learn how to tell the time for a while now, but she's just had no interest. Her teacher told me this was one of the reasons she didn't think she was much ahead in maths. Then today she saw a watch she really wanted. It was a decent watch and so not a very cheap one and I told her she couldn't have a proper watch until she was prepared to put the effort in to learn to tell the time (she's had other cheap watches but never paid them much notice).

So she then proceeded to tell me the time on all the watches in the store (all of which were set to random times). Cheeky little thing. Anyway, now she has a new watch...

"If children have interest, then education will follow" - Arthur C Clarke