Time to reset the clocks!

[ 3 ] November 3, 2007 |

Eastern Time

Daylight saving time ends at 2 am on the first Sunday in November, when people in most parts of the United States move their clocks back an hour. This made for a brighter Halloween this year. But since it now gets dark earlier, this means I will miss the daylight during the dinner hour and will dread being awakened an hour earlier by my boys. For the kids, it means less time at the park and having to reset their sleep clock.

Make the most of these dark evenings with your kids by starting a game night, reading new books, making shadow puppets, watching a classic movie, or having a puppet show. For the wee ones, try listening to some lullabies to ease the transition to the new bedtime. For the early morning hour, I am happy that my programmable coffee maker makes the coffee before I am even up.

Don’t forget to turn back all of your clocks (car, thermostats, electronics, appliances) and replace old batteries with new ones in all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. (More tips at Consumer Reports)

In the spring, I wrote about ways to get your kid interested in time when we started daylight savings. Read here for suggested books, DIY projects, and useful links to time tools and references.

Current – Eastern Time:

Category: activities: indoor, books / stories, organization


Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Steve says:

    References for keeping your computer up to date (and on time).

    Microsoft
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cp_dst

    Apple
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305056
    Of course you should install any of the latest system updates by clicking the Apple icon, then clicking Software Update and installing all the latest updates.
    (hint for keeping time always accurate: go to System Preferences > System > Date & Time: check “seet date and time automatically”)

  2. calendar katy in barrington says:

    i didn’t remember the time change until i had been at a playground all of the beautiful morning and another parent commented, “and it’s only 8:45!”

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