Magnetic Elapsed Time Set

Happy Monday everyone! Today I have a fun giveaway for you. It’s the Magnetic Elapsed Time Set by Learning Resources. This fun tool is an easy way to help students understand how time progresses.



I personally like the segmented timeline that comes with it to help the counting process. Sometimes the circular shape of the clock can be confusing I think, so it’s nice to have it in this format as well.

What are the details?

  • The Magnetic Elapsed Time Set is $24.99
  • The set includes 2 magnetic clocks with repositionable hands, and a 24-hour timeline with “start” and “end” labels, and removable guide numbers.
  • The clocks are 10”

How do we use this?

I put them up on our magnetic white board as shown above and then set the clocks to different times. Next I have Tinker Bell position the “start” and “end” markers on the timeline strip. Together we count the time between the markers to see how much time has elapsed between the two clocks.

We also do this in reverse, I will set the “start” and “end” markers on the timeline, then Tinker Bell will place the hands in the correct position on the circular clock faces. Next we count the time going around the clock face and then the strip to verify.

What do we think?

I like this display, it really helps practice how to read a clock for younger kids, and also helps illustrate how we count the passing of time. It is fairly large as you can see, so you do need to make sure you have a space large enough to accommodate it. The full 24-strip will not fit on our little whiteboard, so I just place the ones we needed on it. You could also use this on a table instead of a magnetic board if you don’t have one. I also like how there are both the round clock faces as well as the segmented timeline to help show how time passes.

Buy It: You can click here to purchase your own Magnetic Elapsed Time Set from Learning Resources.


Win it: Simply fill out the rafflecopter below to enter to win a free Magnetic Elapsed Time Set for your family!

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  1. I would love to win this set because I have two time-learners who learn best using hands-on, and is perfectly fits the bill.

  2. I would love to win this…I have 5 kids that I homeschool & this would really help them really understand the passing of time. This is great!

  3. I would love this for homeschooling! I’m already homeschooling our oldest but we have our second kiddo about to start. This would be a great interactive hands on tool for her to learn time!

  4. I’m not sure if this is the write to leave a comment about the giveaway, but I’ll write anyway. This is my second year homeschooling and I still feel like such a rookie. My daughter is in 2nd grade and we are having a blast together, but I know I have so much to learn. I enjoy all of your posts and your expertise and ideas have been VERY helpful. This giveaway is just one of the many products or ideas that i have gotten from your blog that I could use. I appreciate all you have posted. It is really so helpful. :) thank you!

  5. This looks perfect for my younger kids.

  6. My daughter is getting interest with time. She always shout, “it’s two.” I don’t know why two though. Love to win this set.

  7. Stephanie Gustafson says:

    I would love to win this set!!! I am new to homeschooling and looking for as many resources as possible!! I love LOVE your site!!!

  8. More interactive way to learn about time.

  9. I would love to win this set because my daughter Emma is ready to learn all about time.

  10. I am a mom to 4 children ( 10, 8, 3 & 2 weeks). This clock would be an awesome resource to use to help my boys with learning to tell time. Love your blog!!

  11. Tanya Rubezhov says:

    I’d like to win this set because my daughter started showing interest in learning the clock and I think it would help her a lot.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  12. This looks like an excellent tool for teaching time!

  13. My nieces could use these – having trouble with telling time and would also help in math with the elapsed time – start to finish.

  14. I would sooooo love to win this set! My son is learning time right this minute! And then I have little doodlebug coming up in a year to learn. What a great resource! And since we live overseas, we don’t have easy access in a store to buy these kinds of resources. Here’s to hoping I win it. Thank you!!

  15. Jillian Lauder says:

    I would love to have this for my kids. My son is entering into Kindergarten and this is right up our alley!

  16. My 4 year old is loving his history lessons right now. This is great but we only have the wooden clock puzzle. A new clock would make the lessons even better!

  17. I love their stuff (Learning Resources)! This set would be really good for all 3 of my children, as they need something to help them understand elapsed time.

  18. I have two children who are in the process of learning time, and this would help greatly since the passing of time is a harder concept for them to grasp.

  19. I would love this for when my step daughter comes to visit so we could work on her school here. Also I plan on homeschooling in the future and this would be a nice piece to add to our growing collection :)

  20. A few of my kids had a tough time learning this concept. What a great way to make that process easier!

  21. I have a 2nd grader that learns better with hands on learning ,this would be great :)

  22. Cherie Walsh says:

    Thanks for the offer. I would like to win this because we are studying elapsed time and my two boys would appreciate the hands-on nature of this set.

  23. Jennifer Spencer says:

    Elapsed time, especially anything besides whole hours or anything crossing from am to pm, has really been hard to grasp for my dd, so I’d love to win!

  24. This is so cute and Learning Resources is dangerous, I could spend hours looking at their products! My oldest wears his Toy Story watch but can’t tell time yet, this would be great to help him learn.

  25. Both Learning Resource products I have are high quality, and highly engaging. I love their stuff. My three year old is currently fascinated with clocks and time. This would be a great resource.

  26. My son is just starting to learn time and this would be a good resource for him.

  27. I would love to win this for my son.

  28. Autumn Klepper says:

    I would love to win this b/c it looks like such a great, fun resource! I bet my kids would love it : ) Thank you!

  29. My daughter is struggling with telling time. I love the idea of the segmented time line. I think this help her better understand time.

  30. Just started telling time with my son and he learns best with hands on activities

  31. I love learning resources products and I have one who will be learning how to tell time soon.

  32. This makes time so visual for the kids.

  33. This would be perfect to help teach my 4 year old about time!

  34. I have two littles just learning about time and tis would be perfect for them!

  35. Jennifer P. says:

    I would like to win this set to help my son differentiate between the hour and minute markings. I think the number line may help!

  36. This would be great for us as my oldest (of 3) is starting to learn about time (already can tell time to the hour/half hour). This looks like a fun and interactive way to learn. Plus, the little two would enjoy it too.

  37. My children love hands on learning. I know they would love playing with this set and I think they would get a better understanding of time passing.

  38. This looks like a great resource to help me teach my little ones how to tell time.

  39. I remember when I was trying to learn to tell time; it was so hard. This is a cute way for kids to gain a perception of time as well as tell time.

  40. I feel I would be able to better demonstrate the passage of time with this set than with the one small clock we currently own!

  41. I like many of the products from Learning Resources. We have several in our home use already. This magnetic clock set would be a wonderful addition for us. Thanks for the opportunity to win a set!

  42. Heather Ostlie says:

    I would like the Alphabet Soup Sorters.

  43. I would like to win it to help my 8,4,3 and eventually my 20 month old, have a hands on way to learn to tell time.

  44. We would LOVE LOVE LOVE this! We are going over time right now! This would be wonderful!

  45. Megan Vesel says:

    I’d love this because my son still has some trouble with this, and he has two younger sisters coming up behind him. I could use a cool gadget to help me!

  46. I would love to win this set. I love it and my son has such a hard time with telling time so this would be wonderful!!

  47. I have 3 boys and will start homeschooling in the fall. I am trying to figure out everything I need. Every time it seems I have a question about something, I come to your blog and you have answered it. I have loved the videos! We could really use a clock. I will be teaching a 4th grader, 2nd grader, and preschooler. Love the set.

    Mechanicsville, VA

  48. Heather Coonley says:

    This would be great because time is something my girls have trouble with.

  49. Denise Wilson says:

    Gears! Gears! Gears!® Lights & Action Building Set

    Thank you for the giveaway! I love Learning Resources products!

  50. I would love to learn this to teach my daughter to tell time. That way I would have one less kid asking me what time it is…LOL

  51. I would love to win this to teach my daughter to tell time. That way I would have one less kid asking me what time it is…LOL

  52. We’re just starting to homeschool, and telling time is one of the first thing my little one wants to learn. It would be great to have these as an aid.

  53. We are doing Kindergarten with our oldest this year and we are working on telling time in math right now. This would be a great visual help withthat!

  54. I’d like to win this for my youngest, who is just beginning to learn time.

  55. I have to little guys who do well with hands on visuals and this would be perfect for them! My oldest struggles with telling time especially! This is such a great thing to have, and I never knew it existed!

  56. I would love to win this set because I will be needing to teach time to my Kindergartener next year, this set would come in handy!!

  57. Amy S Domenech says:

    I like the concept and the time line. Thanks for the opportunity.

  58. My 4th grader is having a really hard time with grasping time. This would be helpful.

  59. This would be a great hands on resource for my kids to learn to tell time!

  60. LOVE this set!! Wonderful hands on learning tool! This would be a great addition for our homeschool room
    & teaching time to my two Kindergarteners. I would love to win it!

  61. I would love to win this! My 6 year old often gets frustrated because she doesn’t have a full understanding of how to tell time yet. This would be perfect to teach her!

  62. Danielle Wilson says:

    I would love to win this set. I looks like a great way to teach time to my kiddos:)

  63. My son is still young and hasn’t learned the concept of time yet, this would be perfect to teach him!

  64. My preschooler wants to learn to tell time so badly like his big brother!!!

  65. I would love this to help expand my daughters time knowledge and start my son out with exposure to time.

  66. I would LOVE this set, because we have 5 boys we homeschool and the older ones need practice and the younger ones would love this awesome tool to teach them!

  67. Oh this looks awesome! I’ve never seen this at LR, but they have so many great things. This might have to go on the ‘wanted list’. My oldest is affected by autism and time is super tricky. This will help so much with the somewhat abstract concept .

  68. Thanks, these would be great bc we are just learning to tell time!

  69. My daughter is loving learning how to tell time right now, but having trouble grasping time management. I think this would be a great help!

  70. My daughter is still struggling with elapsed time…this would be perfect! The ‘time’ line sounds really neat!

  71. We are just starting to learn about time in our homeschool. This tool would be a wonderful help.

  72. My daughter is learning to tell time right now- very basic. This would be perfect! I agree with you- the time line at the bottom is excellent to help kids visualize. I found so many fun items on their website!

  73. My son is in 2nd grade this year and is struggling with telling time. He definitely learns best with hands on activities, plus my daughter is in pre-k/kindergarten and this will be great for her to explore! She is already interested in telling time. :)

  74. We’ve recently started to learn how to read clocks here, so this would be super helpful as we take the next steps!!

  75. I like that they are bigger and easier for smaller hands. I also like that it reinforces the concept by having two ways of seeing it.

  76. I would love to use this with my little ones next year!!

  77. This is exactly what I need right now. I have been teaching time and my son is struggling with understanding how much time has gone by. This would be great in trying to help him.

  78. I would love to win because our family loves hands on learning!

  79. I’d like to win this set because my learner would do best to see the timeline and the round clock!!

  80. This would be a great tool to teach the passing of time. Currently we are working on telling time, but this takes it one step further.

  81. Wow! I’ve been homeschooling for years and this is by far the best method I’ve seen for learning to tell
    time. I’m actually going through that right now with my 5 year old and it can be a difficult thing to grasp.
    I’ve never seen the passing of time mapped out in quite this way before. I think it would help students
    to ‘get it’ which would be wonderful!!! I would love to win this and the timing would be perfect!

  82. This would be a great tool to help my visual learners tell time and see how much time has past.

  83. Hmm I have I have three different grade so I am making a list. I need more manipulatives for Reading and Math for my older kids. I really like the Lowercase and uppercase stamp letters my younger kiddo would love to use those. The elapsed time set would be beneficial to my 1st grader , thanks for a chance to win!!

  84. My daughter will be in kindergarten next year so this would be perfect for her. Thank you.

  85. I would love to use one of these for my Kindergartener next year. Looks like a great learning manipulative.

  86. I would love to win this because I really believe that this concept is easier to learn and to teach. My boys will love it! Also, I love the learning resources website! Lots of great stuff!

  87. My son is learning to tell time, and this is a great method for teaching all about time!

  88. Hi,

    I just found your website yesterday. I am thankful I did. You have so much info. I would really like to win the clock set. We have a very fixed budget and can’t afford a lot. I know many homeschoolers are in the same situation since we usually have only 1 income. We are trying to figure out how we can improve our situation. (Prayers please!!!) I have a ds who is 6. He is behind with his learning. This would work well for him. I also have a dd who is going to be 2 this month. I would be able to use it for her in the future.

  89. I’m slowly starting to teach my daughter to tell time and this would be awesome to use!

  90. I’d love to learn this set because I have an 8 year old son who could really use a visual for helping him understand this concept better. I also have a 3 year old who is going to be starting pre-school soon, and so it would certainly be put to good use on our wall!

  91. I would love this set as I have four kids and another on the way. This would be great to learn time for the younger 4! Thank you!

  92. Brandi Leach says:

    I would like to win this set because I will need to teach my middle son sin about telling time.

  93. My son with dyslexia struggles with telling time. I think this would help him.

  94. I would love the liter measurement set! Thank you for offering such a great giveaway!

  95. We are a new homeschooling family and would love to win b/c our child is a hands on learner and this would SO help us! Thanks for the giveaway!

  96. My son is learning this RIGHT NOW, and it would be really helpful.

  97. WOW! This giveaway is great timing! We are learning time right now and with four kids learning how to read a clock, all the hands on tools we can get are really powerful in their learning! Thank you for this opportunity!!

  98. Everyone needs to learn to tell time. :)

  99. We are just getting ready to start time with my 5yo and this would be great!

  100. I would like to win this because my daughter doesn’t know how to tell time yet. She is currently in 1st grade in public school, but I am planning to homeschool her next year. This looks like a great way to help her understand time!

  101. I would love to win this set for my 4 year old daughter. She doesn’t understand time yet and I think this set would really help her. I especially love the time line below the clocks. Great idea! Thank you for the resource too!

  102. Learning Resources has wonderful educational items; can’t go wrong with any of their products. But on a more personal level–the clocks would be great for my kids as we are working on learning time and will soon be doing the elapsed time also. Great give away.

  103. This looks fun, I love all learning resources stuff!

  104. This is the best time learning tool that I have ever seen. It would be a great addition for our school. Thanks for sharing

  105. This is something for my K and 2 nd grader who are working on telling time!

  106. I would love this for my 2 kids who are learning time right now. I think it would be great for a variety of ages, not just a beginner! Thanks

  107. Jerri mayfield says:

    We are just getting ready to start learning how to tell time. This would be great!

  108. I would like this for my child who is currently learning about time.

  109. My son has shown a lot of interest in learning to tell time, and this looks great.

  110. We’ve just started the concept of time and this will be a great visual!

  111. I would love to win this for my son, he’s dyslexic and sometimes “playing” with items versus looking at them works for him so much better and what we are working on clicks. What a wonderful giveaway.

  112. My son is really struggling with this right now…I have been looking for a great teaching tool and I think this fits the bill…thanks for sharing!!!

  113. We are starting to study time and this set would benefit us because like you my little ones seem to struggle with the circular clock structure.

  114. I would love to win this set for my 6 yr old. I think it would give her a better understanding of time elapse.

  115. Thanks for the great giveaway! My kids really love hands-on AND magnets, so this clock set is a win-win for us!

  116. We just started homeschooling our two boys and when I implemented the use of a calendar board and daily learning notebook I realized they have difficulties with time. This set would be a great asset to us!

  117. I have been looking for a way to teach time and how to read the clock! I would LOVE this set!!!!

  118. I am currently working with my kinder on telling time and this would be an awesome resource. My 2nd graded could also use a refresher and l probably would use with him as well.

  119. We would love to win as my daughter is just beginning to learn about telling time and this looks like a wonderful way to have a hands on approach! Thanks so much for all your wonderful work and great giveaways!

  120. My 5yo really wants to ean how to tell time, but it’s such a struggle for her. These clocks would be great!

  121. I am new to homeschooling by two boys, ages 5 and 4, and would love to introduce them to concept of time so they can better understand how it hows and I believe that this learning set would be a perfect fit to help to learn about time and to help me teach the concept to them.

  122. What a great product! I was lucky enough to stumble upon your blog last week. We have made the decision to homeschool our children. I am so excited yet so overwhelmed! I love all the tips and great information you have shared! I would love to win on to help start our home school inventory but even if I am not that lucky I will have my eye on this to purchase for our classroom for sure :)! Thank you again for all your help! Your advise and mounds of information have helped me become confident and even more excited by our decision!

  123. I’d love to win this because I’d love to help my three kiddos learn more about telling time. We have just been learning about telling time with our oldest and our second will be starting soon. I think this tool would really get my kids excited about manipulating the clocks and playing.

  124. I would love to win this as a tool to start homeschooling my 5 year old in the fall!

  125. I’ve been working on telling time with my 1st grader and this would be a great addition to what we’ve been doing. I especially love the number line!!

  126. We would really use this in our school.

  127. I’d love to use this with my German Kindergarten class.
    Love that number line .
    I’m with you circular can be confusing for little ones.
    Adults also :)

  128. I am a mom of 5. Over the past year or two my husband and I have been researching homeschooling. In the past few months I feel the Lord has confirmed to us (through much prayer and fasting) to begin homeschooling in the Fall of 2013. We will be pulling our 3 children from their wonderful and amazing charter school and bringing them home to be taught along side a preschooler and toddler. Scary, but exciting! When I saw your website, I felt I had someone rock solid to watch and learn from. And when I saw this Time Set I knew it was perfect for two of my 3 kids who struggle with telling time. Plus, it’s portable and easily stored away. Even if I don’t win the raffle…all I can say is THANK YOU!!! I love your website!

  129. We just started homeschooling a Kindergartner and 2nd grader. We had to spend quite a bit to “get going” so winning something like this to help our kids would be fantastic! Telling time really is a visual capability and having something nice and bright would definitely be great.

  130. I would love to win this to help teach time to my daughter as well as the 3 special needs children that I work with. It would really help a lot! You always have the best information on here, thank you!

  131. This would be great for my boys! I’ve been using workbooks up until now, but have been looking for something better.

  132. My kindergartener is getting very curious about reading the clock and this looks like a great way to learn! Thanks for sharing! :)

  133. I like the timeline part – this would be a great way to teach this concept. Plus, my kids make a story out of everything; I can already hear the two clock faces having “conversations” with each other. Thanks for offering these giveaways!

  134. Sarah Maynard says:

    Would be perfect for my oldest who is learning to tell time!

  135. Amy Schnackenberg says:

    I would love to win this! I’d actually been looking at this on Amazon for a manipulative for teaching time. We own many Learning Resources products…I am definitely a fan. :)

  136. We are just beginning “Time” with my twin Kindergarten girls. I would LOVE this resource because they are very hands on learners and we currently have no Time Teaching manipulatives.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

  137. Erin Johnson says:

    I am just starting school with my preschooler (he has two older brothers and a younger sister), and this would be a wonderful addition to our calendar time / morning routine!

  138. I would like to win this because I have a 10-y.o. with dyslexia who still struggles with time. I think it would be very helpful to him. I could also use it for my soon-to-be preschooler :)

  139. Sarah Ann Wong says:

    I’d like to win this set because the included 24 hour timeline is good for helping kids learn more about time allotment and scheduling.

  140. It does have a format addition that would help to understand the concept of time telling better!

  141. As a former teacher, and now a sahm, I know how hard teaching elapsed time is! And I love everything from learning resources!

  142. This would be great! Oldest just started Kindergarten at home this year and we have 3 more to follow her! thanks!

  143. I was just thinking I needed to find something like this! This would be perfect to teach my little boy time skills!

  144. We like the Measuring Motors! Thanks for the giveaway!

  145. Tiffany Hauser says:

    We love anything magnetic! Multiple displays would really drive the pointhome for my 5 year old, and help teach my 3 year old!!! Thanks for the post!!

  146. I would love to be able to add this to my homeschooling resources. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

  147. This would be great to use with my 6 year old!

  148. mittelmommy says:

    I like the visual hands on …which both my kids love! I am kinda a sucker for things that scream teacher…so i like it is magnetic and can be used several places! Fun!

  149. My son loves clocks and I think he would really enjoy this!

  150. this would be great to win! My oldest is at just the right age to start learning time!

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