Ever since Logan was about four years old he has shown a keen interest in telling the time. He’s had various watches, both analogue and digital, yet he’s never really grasped the concept of time and how you read it from a watch. Perhaps he was too young for a watch as he used to fiddle with the knob at the side and I’d get “Muuuuum, my watch has stopped working”, when really all he had done was stop it temporarily. The straps were always a fiddle too – he couldn’t do it up on his own so once it was off, he’d not bother putting it back on. I’ve lost count of the number of watches he’s had and lost because he couldn’t be bothered to come and ask an adult for help. But that’s just kids I suppose.
A few weeks ago I was offered the chance to review a new type of watch for kids by a brand called ‘Aniworld‘. I jumped at the chance as I knew Logan would love ANOTHER new watch. I looked through their range of watches and let out a little squeal when I saw they had watches themed on various animals and dinosaurs. We had literally just finished Logan’s school project on dinosaurs and written all about Triceratops and Ankylosaurus so I thought this would be a great time to try and encourage time telling. I chose the Triceratops watch and waited patiently for it to arrive. It was delivered within days and arrived in pristine condition.
The watches are called ‘Anisnap Watches’ and, as the name suggests, it has a snap strap which is like those straps that were all the rage back in the 90’s. Just one firm tap on the wrist and it’s secure. The watch is water resistant and what I really love about the watch is that the little dial on the side of the watch face is covered so it stops little fingers fiddling with it and accidentally stopping the watch or changing the time.
Logan already managed to get the bright Yellow strap of the watch filthy whilst doing his homework but the smudgey black marks wiped right off with a damp cloth and it was as good as new. The watch is available from John Lewis, Amazon and Boots and retails for just £9.99. I don’t recommend just anything on my blog as I would hate for parents to waste their precious pennies on something which isn’t worth it but I really think this watch is the ideal starter watch for children learning to tell the time. Follow @aniworldkids!
*This product was kindly sent to us to review, but all opinions are my own.