Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock

Do you have any clocks with faces in your house?
Like this?
I wonder what time is on your clock as you are reading this? Can you look?

Do you have a watch? Or your mum or dad? Sometimes that have clock faces too…have a look.
Sometimes they are just numbers  with no dial - they are called digital.



When I was a nurse I wore a watch on my nurses uniform above the pocket, a nurse’s fob watch. 

So there lots of different ways to tell the time. Before clocks and watches people would tell the time by looking at where the sun was in the sky. Some people had sun dials and some people still do. I wonder if you know someone who has a sun dial in their garden? Perhaps they could explain to you how it works to tell you the time..it is to do with shadows.

When I was a very little girl my grandma had a clock like this one - a grandfather clock, tall and brown, standing on the bend of the landing as I went up to bed. I would try to get to sleep and listen to the loud tick tock, tick tock, tick tock and then the chiming every hour….I hated that clock! But I was very little trying to sleep in a house I hardly visited, sleeping in a strange big bed!

But what I really want to know…and I wonder if you do….why did the mouse run up the clock?



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