It's important for kids to have an understanding of time. Racing and looking at how many seconds it took to race exposes them to time words and calculating hundredths of seconds. No need to say hundredths. Just explain that it was almost another whole second.
Kids learn the numbers 1 - 59 when teaching a child how to read a digital clock! Reading numbers are part of the math curriculum!
Anywhere there is a digital clock, ask your kids the time and how many minutes and seconds there are left. It's important for kids to know there are 60 seconds in a minute.
Telling time on an analog clock is tricky for kids. The first step is to practice o'clock with the big hand at the 12 for 00 minutes and the small hand pointing to the hour. Savannah still needs more practice with this step.
Since Ronaldo (famous Portuguese soccer player) lives in Italy, we looked up Italian time. Then we calculated how many hours ahead they are. You can do this for any country with your kids. This talk builds the concept of time and time zones which kids will see later in school during problem solving.
This is a complicated talk guiding Xavier to understand distance and time.