Help your little one learn how to read time with this bug clock. To be put together by parent and child, this plywood model won’t require glue. Just a little imagination and some work from crayons, markers or paint. This is perfect for making full use out of its educational powers.
Color as you like: Acrylic, gouache, watercolor, markers – you can use whatever you have. You can color the model by doing yourself, with friends or the whole family. Delicate contour lines on wooden parts depict a clock on a clock-face, peep-holes, paws, wings of Merry Ladybird (Sun) – symbol of happiness to make it easy to paint.
Cognitive and developing: The clock counts down in minutes and hours and is an easy-to-understand introduction of the working principle of a mechanical watch. On the back of the Merry Ladybird (Sun), instead of its seven dark spots, there are two large and two small gears of the clock mechanism, which set in motion the minute and hour hands as well as all four wings of the Sun. The model has an open mechanism, two interdependent hands: after the minute hand passes a full circle, the hour hand rotates by itself by one hour. Ladybird (or as we used to call it Sunny) keeps the dial on the stand. When you turn the minute hand, all four wings begin to tremble, as if Sunny wants to fly. Assembles easily and is fun to play with.
Develops engineering skills, spatial thinking, fine motor skills: The ability to distinguish time and to organize and plan the day. Captures the imagination of children for a long time.
Eco-friendly: Is made of high quality wood, has a fragrant scent of wood and is pleasant to the touch.
Assembles easily: All components are already cut off and can be easily removed from the board. The model assembles like a puzzle without glue and special tools by following an illustrated color manual. While children are collecting some blocks, the adults can suggest their help: the joining parts are cut off precisely for the slots and for the assembly, you only need to insert the component pins, pressing them with your fingers. But if the fingers are too small, it may need some help.