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Cool Watches for Kids

Updated on July 28, 2013

Cool Watches are Fun For Practicing Telling Time

One of the biggest deals to an elementary aged kid is having a watch! Even though we've become accustomed, as adults, to using cell phones and other electronic devices to tell time, it's still important that our kids learn the different types of time telling, and a watch is an essential time telling tool for kids. There are so many fun and cool watches for kids, that it's tough to decide on which one. Fashion plays a role, as do price, and interests. However, there are plenty of cool watches to choose from.

You'll find some popular themes here, and the great thing is that there are timeless options for time telling...Angry Birds is a newcomer, but it has the potential for long term enjoyment.

Speedo Kids Polyurethane Watch

Last Christmas, I took my kids through the jewelry department at a department store while we waited on my older daughters to complete some other shopping. We live in a rural town and don't hit upscale department stores much. However, the boys were captivated by the watch designs. They detested having to look at the girls watches at all, but the men's designs were another story.

While they aren't ready for expensive options, a kid-safe watch is perfect for teaching a youngster how to manage and maintain a watch. Additionally, it provides a chance for your child to prove responsibility before upgrading to one of those fancier options.

Speedo Quartz Plastic and Polyurethane Sport Watch, Color:Green (Model: SD55149BX)
Speedo Quartz Plastic and Polyurethane Sport Watch, Color:Green (Model: SD55149BX)

This analog watch for kids is water-resistant to 165 feet (50 M), an important feature for a kid's watch. Colorful and fun, it's a great summer design, and super for the youngster who needs some reinforcement of learning during summer months. Ask your child often what time it is.


More Cool Watches for Kids from Speedo Kids

These water resistant options are great for summer fun. However, don't put it past your child to test the limits of a watch. My husband had a shock resistant watch given to him when he was a child, and he put it to the test by throwing it as hard as he could against the pavement. Needless to say, it didn't hold up. Look for colors that appeal to your child or to that birthday boy or girl. You'll find the choices here lead to many related options that follow similar style with alternative color choices.

Speedo Girl's Quartz Plastic and Polyurethane Sport Watch, Color:Pink (Model: SD55148BX)
Speedo Girl's Quartz Plastic and Polyurethane Sport Watch, Color:Pink (Model: SD55148BX)

Select pink watches for girls who love the hues of for Easter baskets, birthday gifts or as celebrations of learning to tell time.

Speedo Quartz Plastic and Polyurethane Watch, Color:Blue (Model: SD55145BX)
Speedo Quartz Plastic and Polyurethane Watch, Color:Blue (Model: SD55145BX)

Waterproof kids' watches are great for practicing time-telling during the summer swimming months.


Analog vs Digital Watches for Kids - Learning to tell time...

Which type of watch do you prefer for a child? In a digital world, the availability of digital watches makes it easy to identify the time right away. However, analog is still around, making it important for a child to learn to read such a clock or watch. The emphasis may depend on a parent's goals and a child's abilities to date. When I was a youngster, digital wasn't available until my middle school least as I remember. There wasn't a choice. Now, though, there are options.

I like the fact that an analog clock develops geometry and fraction concepts as well, and I see great value in continued teaching of this time telling method. It's not going away, anyway. However, for a very young child, a digital clock is great for developing number recognition. A great choice, of course, is a watch that incorporates both!

Which watch style is best for a child?

Cool Lego Watches for Kids

Legos are a favorite toy of both boys and girls. My younger children live for the moments when their Lego magazine comes, and enter Lego contests as often as they can. Make a list promotions usually include watches, when my children fill in their wish lists. There are character Lego watches, and simple, colorful Lego watches.

Lego watches are fun stocking stuffers for the holidays, and something unique to correspond with the set of Legos sitting under the tree! This is a great idea for that niece or nephew, as well.

LEGO Kids' 9002885 Belville Analog Watch
LEGO Kids' 9002885 Belville Analog Watch

My daughter notices all the girly looking watches, and this is a fun and eye-catching option because of the Lego theme.

LEGO Kids' 4250341 "Creator" Watch with Buildable Toy
LEGO Kids' 4250341 "Creator" Watch with Buildable Toy

The bright colors of this Lego watch design are great for a pre-schooler who is a bit advanced in learning to tell time.


Cars 2 Watches for Kids

With the release of Cars 2 in Summer of 2011, Cars watches will be a back to school fashion hit for boys in early elementary grades...find Lightning McQueen, and more, to help your youngster work on his time telling skills. A classic style is displayed here, and the fun thing is that when your youngster is grown, this may just be among his treasured tokens of childhood. Look for related options and different color choices as you explore this great watch for a child.

Disney Kids' D807S006 Lightning McQueen Time Teacher Black Leather Strap Watch
Disney Kids' D807S006 Lightning McQueen Time Teacher Black Leather Strap Watch

Cars is a great theme for a youngster who is getting ready to tell time. While a pre-schooler may not yet have the skill learned, familiarity with an analog watch will make it easier to recognize the numbers and markings on a clock during classes.


Disney Princess Girls Watches

Disney is a favorite of girls, whether they love all of the princesses, or whether they have a favorite. There are so many options in cool princess watches for girls, and plenty of choices for stockings, back to school, or birthdays. This is a great birthday gift for your daughter to give to a friend, as well, so find a great deal, and keep a couple of extras on hand for such occasions.

Disney Kids' PN1003 Princess Time Teacher Blue Strap Watch
Disney Kids' PN1003 Princess Time Teacher Blue Strap Watch

Princesses in pastel blue, perfect for the young lady who loves both!

Disney Kids' PN1005 Princess Time Teacher Pink Strap Watch
Disney Kids' PN1005 Princess Time Teacher Pink Strap Watch

Pink is a fun color for a princess watch, perfect for a birthday gift or to coordinate with a dress up outfit.

Disney Kids' PRS389 Princesses Time Teacher Analogue Watch
Disney Kids' PRS389 Princesses Time Teacher Analogue Watch

If she loves floral highlights, then this princess analog watch for girls will be just right for accenting her wardrobe. What a great gift for honoring your child's success in learning to tell time!


Kids' Watches and Auctions

eBay has become an excellent source of interesting, unusual, and cool watches for young and old, alike. Find some of the latest auctions for cool kids watches right here!

You may find used watches or classic choices. You'll also find that this is a great resource for tracking down new merchandise in trendy characters and designs.

Cool Watches For Kids: Comments

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    • srsddn lm profile image

      srsddn lm 

      5 years ago

      Geat selection, Beautiful watches.

    • thegrayrabbit profile image


      5 years ago

      speedo and lego watches are the coolest. great lens

    • lshields lm profile image

      lshields lm 

      6 years ago

      Great selection, and gift idea

    • loveanime22 profile image


      6 years ago

      great gift for kids

    • Rosaquid profile image


      6 years ago

      These are great. I notice that kids aren't learning to read clock hands anymore, what with all the digital watch faces out there. Thanks for making these available!

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      6 years ago

      What an amazing selection of watches for kids! They're awesome!

    • Onemargaret LM profile image

      Onemargaret LM 

      6 years ago

      Great ideas!

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      asilonline lm 

      6 years ago

      very nice lens

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      6 years ago

      Silicone Watches are perfect for young kids because they don't easily break. Save money in the long run


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