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It's About Time is a series of investigations designed to build a conceptual understanding of time and its measurement. Experiences included have students sequencing events, measuring duration of time (long time/short time), and reading clocks. (from the back cover)I received a physical copy of It's About Time, which is geared towards Grades K-2. I enjoyed having such a plethora of ideas for activities at my disposal, as I think that too many kids these days are relying on digital clocks and not learning to read an analog clock face well enough. And as I've said before, my first grader needs hands-on activities! This book is far more than I needed in terms of activities, which gave me the opportunity to just choose the activities that worked for me. One of my favorites was making clock faces out of paper plates, with bobby pins for clock hands! Some of the pages are reproducible (see back page for copyright permissions), and a handy CD is included in the back with a few of the common ones that you may want to print out over and over again. Some of the activities, such as the "Who Has?" time game, are better suited for a classroom, but they look like so much fun that we may have to get a few friends together from the homeschool group to do them!