Youth Watches

Written by Sierra Rein
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Almost every adult remembers the first watch that was given to him in his youth. There's something about owning your very own watch, and being able to tell time, that fascinates kids. Psychologists attribute this to a sense of independence from their parents, or a new discovery of the important concept behind time itself. No matter the reason, the gift of a youth watch is one of the most lasting memories a person can be given.

Before purchasing a watch for a child, it is a good idea to take into account any facts about the age and maturity of the future watch owner in question. Expensive children's watches may look nice, but they can be easily damaged if the child is prone to misuse electronics or likes to roughhouse. An athletic youth should be given a watch that is designed to be both waterproof and durable. If you are thinking of buying a watch for a child in another household, talk to his or her parents and honestly discuss whether a gift like this will be appreciated and utilized or just abused by the child.

Youth Watches for Special Occasions

Kids really enjoy it when they receive watches as birthday, Christmas, or "just because" gifts. They especially enjoy watches that feature their favorite animal or cartoon character. Luckily, even timepiece manufacturers like Timex have their own line of youth watches in a variety of fun colors and styles. Older children, especially those who participate in sports, can take advantage of chronograph features like built-in alarms and stopwatches as well.

In addition to the wide selection of kids' fashion watches, educational and teaching companies have also put their hands into the pot and have come up with youth watches to help them learn how to tell time. These colorful wristwatches can be found in a variety of fun kid-friendly themes and feature large color-coded hands and easy to read numbers on their faces. A child can wear one of these all day long, wear it to school, and refer to it whenever the teacher begins to teach the class about reading time. Many time-teaching wristwatches come with activity workbooks that further reinforce a child's understanding of time and can be used by teachers and parents alike.


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