Vendor Name: Time Timer
Vendor Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name of Product: Time Timer 3″
Age Range: all ages
Other Products Available: 8 and 12 inch Time Timers, wrist timer, software and apps, Time Timer puzzle, accessories
Do you have a child with special learning needs such as Autism?
Does your child have a hard time staying on track?
Do you want your child to do their math work in a certain time or timed speed drills?
Does your child need to be able to ‘see’ how much time is left to do their chores?
Well then – I have the answer! The Time Timer – this small, 3″ timer will be able to help you and your child or children keep on track in whatever it is you’re doing. My 7 year old daughter has a hard time staying on task and needed constant reminders and while I’m not saying the Time Timer is a cure all it sure has made our school day less of a struggle. She knows she now has 30 minutes to complete her math work (the area of the most struggles) – I set the time timer and walk away (unless she needs help, in which case I stay). I use the audible sound setting (a low beep-beep sound) so she’ll know when time is up.
I thought there had to be more than just using this for my daughter’s math so I now use it for their speed drills as well. Each will have 3 minutes to finish their speed drills – with the Time Timer I set it for the allotted time and they know when time is up if they don’t finish before. I’ve also used it so they know they have so much time on the computer or if we have to leave for an errand and I’ve even used it for knowing when I had to drink something or when I have a meal in the oven. This Time Timer is a great way to keep track and manage time so that things that need done get done.
What I like about it as well is the fact that it has a cover that doubles as a stand so if I wanted to I could throw it in my purse and take it with me to places that need to have time limits. I can see great potential in using it at a children’s museum where if you’re not careful the children will spend four hours at the water table. With the Time Timer you can set a time limit of anything from 0 to 60 minutes and let your children know that when that time is up it’s time to move on.
To use the Time Timer you simply move the red disk counterclockwise to whatever time increment you need – again it’s from 0 to 60 minutes with 5 minute intervals displayed. You can turn the sound off or on depending on your needs or your child’s needs and it only takes one AA battery. I’ve been using this almost everyday for our school and home needs and I have yet to replace the battery. I’m so happy that I’ve added the Time Timer to our school and home day as it even helps me, who also gets easily sidetracked, to stay on task and focus on what needs focused on.
**If you’d like to see what other homeschoolers are saying about the Time Timer please visit the TOS Homeschool Crew Blog.
**This is a TOS Crew Review. I was given the 3″ Time Timer from Time Timer to facilitate my review, no other compensation was given.