The horse before the cart

Mabel is curious about telling time these days (shhh, don't tell her she needs to know her numbers first) so I've been looking around at clocks that function, look clean and modern, and would aid in the process of teaching her how to read a clock. Two solutions that suit our style include the Newgate Brixton clock with 3 different colored hands ($125, 15.75" diameter) and the very basic, graphically strong Braun clock ($65, 7.9" diameter).

I'm also thinking she needs better access to her toys, which are mostly stored in a vintage dresser with wooden drawers just heavy enough she can't open and close them on her own. That, of course, is a whole new project for a different day.