STUDY: 4-in-5 students can’t read clocks…

They may miss that hour of sleep, but as we turn our clocks ahead, chances are kids won’t be changing their watches.

That’s because the vast majority don’t have a watch.

A new study shows that only 1-in-10 Oklahoma City kids ages 6-12 own a watch. And only 1-in-5 know how to read it.

“Yeah, I was super surprised,” said Caitlin Carnes, who works for the Boys & Girls Club at Santa Fe South Elementary. “When I was growing up that was something that we learned. I don’t know if that makes me old or not.”

Instead Friday, Carnes worked to teach kids in the after-school program how to read analog clocks, something even the kids will admit they struggle with.

“I think the exposure to technology, everyone’s so used to seeing digital,” Carnes said. “They all have cell phones and tablets so they don’t have to look at a clock very often that’s analog.”

Children rotated through three stations in the gym, making their own clocks, solving time problems and reading analog clocks.

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