This little machine packs a big educational punch. It uses a parent-programmable color system like many others do — a green glow for waking time and a yellow one for when it’s time to rest — to help kids and parents sleep better. But as an added bonus, this one includes features to teach your kid how to tell time as well. There are three display modes — analog, digital and analog plus digital — to help toddlers begin to understand the relationship between them. There are also interactive games they can play in a variety of difficulty levels to learn to help them tell time.
Kids need a wake up call? No problem. This one functions as an alarm clock as well and comes complete with a snooze button (just like mom and dad’s!).
What to Look for in a Toddler Alarm Clock
- DurabilityAs with anything that toddlers touch, choose an alarm clock made out of a durable plastic that can withstand everyday wear and tear.
- DesignYour toddler is much more apt to pay attention to their alarm clock if they think it’s cool and exciting. Choose one with a favorite character on it, or opt for an alarm clock with fun features like music or flashing lights.
- NotificationIf your goal is to wake up a sleepy toddler at a certain time each day, get an alarm clock with loud noises. If your goal is to keep your toddler in bed until a reasonable hour, choose an alarm clock that clearly indicates when it’s time to sleep and when it’s time to get up.