I find that many kids have the misconception that the hour is whatever the short hand is closest to. This works in the beginning when they're learning how to tell time to the nearest hour. As telling time increases in difficulty, they have to relearn how to find the hour.
This visual helps by showing kids that the hour actually has a space/area. As long as the short hand is within that space, that's the hour.
Hope this helps those visual learners out there! Want to know more about how to best use this image? Read my blog post at Teacher Approved
For more on this, you can purchase the entire Intro to Telling Time Kit
Included in the full kit:
~p. 5 Color Clock Poster with labeled rooms
~p. 6 Color Clock Small with labeled rooms
~p. 7 Color Clock Poster without labeled rooms
~p. 8 Color Clock Small without labeled rooms
~p. 9 Large and small arrows
~p.10 Gray scale Clock Poster with labeled rooms
~p.11 Gray scale Clock Small with labeled rooms
~p.12 Blank Full Page Clock Worksheet
~p.13 Identify the Hour Worksheet
~p.14 Draw the Hour Hand Worksheet
~p. 15-19 20 Task Cards
~3 PNG images for you to make your own worksheets: Most visual support; Medium visual support; Least visual support.