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Friday, November 18, 2011

Review-Time Timer

Here at our house, we've been working hard with Chad on telling time with a traditional clock.  In today's world, so much is digital!  He can tell time for the most part on the traditional clock, but he really struggles with understanding the passage of time and how long something will take.  When we use a timer, we usually use the digital one on our stove.  Then we received the 3" Time Timer in the mail. It is small, easy to take with you, and has a protective cover that doubles as a stand.  I couldn't imagine this timer would be much different than others, or that it could impact Chad any differently than other timers.  I was wrong!

Time Timer was invented by Jan Rogers-click here to read how she came up with this great idea. From the Time Timer website:
'Use the Time Timer to:

*Help children focus on their homework.
*Balance TV (or computer) time with playtime.
*Stick to practice and workout schedules.
*Assist with "start/end-of-day" routines.

Throughout your hectic day, the Time Timer is there to remind you when it’s quiet time... or yoga time... or dinner time. Today, more than ever, we are challenged to do more with less, and wherever time needs to be managed or measured, you can count on the Time Timer to make every moment count. '

The above suggestions are what was listed just for home use. Time Timer is perfect for any situation you would use a timer-at home, school, or work, to name just a few. Time Timer is also perfect for special needs use-such as for individuals with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Dyslexia.

Time Timer has been a great addition to our household routine!  Chad loves using it.  One of the things I like about it is how quiet it is-no distracting ticking, and just one soft beep-beep when time is up. You can also choose to turn the audible beeping off. If you are someone who likes a loud alarm that you could hear from another room, then this might not be for you. The red disc slowly disappearing as time goes away has really helped Chad with the passage of time concept too.  I highly recommend this product!!

Time Timer comes in three sizes-3", 8", and 12".  Prices range from $30-$40.  Also available are a watch, software and apps, and other accessories.  Click here to see and order the various products.  Click here to go to the Time Timer webpage where you will find all sorts of information about these great products!

To read what other TOS crew members have to say about this product, click here
*Disclaimer: I received this Time Timer free in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

It is hard to get kids to understand how big of a time span they have left to do something I think this would really help them understand that.