Give your kid something to look forward to when it comes to early school mornings—a new and cool alarm clock. We found 15 awesome time-telling devices that light up, play songs and one that even looks like your kid’s favorite Minifig. Scroll down to see our favorite ways to help kick morning beside battles to the curb.
Tock the Learning Clock
Preschoolers can now tell time … to the beat! With two learning modes, Tock the Learning Clock from Learning Resources chimes in with dance party tunes for every right answer and also prompts kids to match the hands to a digital display of the time. Extra perks include a nightlight and “okay to wake” light if you need to make sure dance parties don’t kick off too early.
Available at amazon.com, $24.99.
Puppy Training Clock
We're not sure what we like more about this alarm clock. The fact that it's an adorable puppy dog, that it has a hidden compartment so your kid can't mess with the settings, or that it's got both wake-up and a nap timer, which is perfect for weekends or days home from preschool. Set the time for when you want the green ball to light up, and watch your kid go from a too-early riser to a right-on-time tot.
Available at amazon.com, $14.99.
MELLA All-in-One Clock
Using fun colors and facial expressions, this all-in-one clock from Little Hippo does it all: sleep trainer, nightlight, alarm clock and sound machine. Available in arctic blue, blush pink, bright purple and new color tropical teal.
Available at littlehippo.com, $49.99.
Trolls Alarm Clock
Your kid will love to be woken up by the ultimate morning person—Poppy the Troll! The built-in music and sound effects are fun (the song Get Back Up Again is included), there's an easy-to-read backlit display with a sleep timer night-light and it's even LED.
Available at amazon.com, $19.99.
Telly the Time Telling Clock
A fun face and the option of switching between digital and analog are just a few of the reasons why your kid will enjoy having Telly the Time Telling clock on his bedside table. There's also a quiz mode that asks kids to move the hands to the time requested, and digital display lights up at night to keep a kid company.
Available at bedbathandbeyond.com, $29.99.
OK to Wake Clock
This best-seller helps teach young kids about when it's okay to get out of bed. The 4.5" bedside clock glows green when it's okay to get up, a snooze option, a nap timer and fun animations. It's a snap for parents to program and the new version comes with a USB cord for homes equipped with USB wall plugs.
Available at amazon.com, $26.
BEDDI Charge Clock
This all-in-one alarm clock from BEDDI not only has a night and mood light, but it also has a charger so your kid can have her bedtime playlist at the ready. The alarm has a dimmable light, a snooze button, and three USB ports.
Available at wittidesign.com, $29.99.
Pam the Penguin Clock
Zazu kids’ newest friend Pam the Penguin is a perfect intro for your youngest early bird. This one comes as a sleep trainer, wireless speaker and nightlight all in one. She turns green when it’s time to get up, you can choose your own color nightlight (multi-color, pink, white, blue or red), and you can play songs from Zazu’s carefully curated playlists.
Available at amazon.com, $49.95.
These friendly robots not only give kids a lesson in telling time—old school style—but the bright colors and geometric design are an easy way to add a stylish feature to your little one’s abode. They are also ideal for light sleepers because the clock operates without the usual tick-tock sound.
Available at amazon.com, $15.95.
This tiny, compact LED box does it all: Alarm clock, Bluetooth speaker, smart touch lamp and MP3 player! The touch-sensitive lamp comes with three settings (dim, medium, and bright), seven colors and the battery power (it charges with a USB cable) lasts up to seven hours of light or five hours of music. You can even program the alarm to blast your kiddo’s current power jam, which will make the early mornings a lot more bearable.
Available at amazon.com, $29.99.
We love this classic clock from Land of Nod. It comes in two colors (ivory and soft gray), and the traditional design will add charm to any room. The black numbers on a white face are easy to see, and there’s even a real hammer to ring the bell in the a.m.!
Available at crateandkids.com, $35.
Peppa Pig Clock
This adorable alarm clock is made in the likes of everyone’s favorite pig. Set the easy-to-program digital alarm, and your kids will awake to the show theme song and a little snort and giggle from Peppa herself.
Available at amazon.com, $21.96.
These fun cube-like clocks from Pottery Barn Kids come in four basic colors: white, gray, navy and light pink. Made from soft silicone and plastic, the large digital display and easy-set buttons are perfect for kids who are just beginning to tell time. It features the time, day, month, and the face lights up. There’s even a five-minute snooze option!
Available at potterybarnkids.com, $29.
LEGO Minifig Clock
With so many different characters—Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman, Darth Vader and more—there’s a minifig alarm clock for every one of your LEGO-obsessed kids. 9” tall, with movable arms and legs, the LCD digital screen is easy to read, and there’s an easy alarm/snooze setting.
Available at amazon.com, $24.
This alarm clock, affectionately known as Clocky, rolls away so that your child has to go and find him in order to turn it off. Talk about a wake-up call.
Available at amazon.com for $29.99.
— Gabby Cullen & Christina Montoya Fielder
Editor’s Note: All items were available for purchase upon publication.
All images courtesy retailers.