I’m not sure about your household, but in mine I’m constantly asked what time it is by my four-year old son. He’s curious if it’s close to lunch time, nap time, Daddy getting off work, dinner time and bedtime to name a few. Although he has learned how to read the numbers on a clock, he hasn’t quite grasped the concept of time. When you’re four, an hour can seem so far away. Even being placed in time-out for four minutes can seem like an eternity!
Time Timer has come up with a method that helps to visually understand the concept of time. As time elapses, its bright red disk disappears, helping everyone see how much time is left. Discover how it can help you in the classroom, at home and at the office.
The Time Timer can be used at home for purposes like time-out, practicing music or completing homework for the kids. It can also be helpful for cooking or baking. We have found the Time Timer especially useful when it’s close to bedtime. It gives my son a visual countdown he can understand when bedtime is nearing. We set the timer for one hour before his bedtime so that we can stay on schedule with family time, bath, and other things necessary before putting him to bed for the night.
The Time Timer is also a great tool for the classroom. It helps students of all ages understand the passage of time. It can be useful for parent conferences, planning periods and for monitoring standardized tests. Even home schooled children and families can benefit from the Time Timer.
As a work-at-home Mom I’ve benefitted greatly by using the Time Timer to keep me focused on the task at hand. Sometimes when I sit down at the computer I can get sidetracked easily by social media sites and email. When I set the Time Timer it motivates me to get my blog post, research, article, etc completed in a timely fashion. It can also help in the workplace by keeping meetings on track or with creative brainstorming.
Time Timer is offered in three sizes: 3″, 8″ or 12″ and ranges in price from $30 to $40. They’ve recently added an apps option to their Time Timer collection. You can purchase an iPhone/iPod app for $3.99 or an iPad app for $6.99. These are perfect for using when on the go! Right now you can use promotion code TT2012S to get 15% off every product at timetimer.com/store!
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received a Time Timer for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. Thank You to Time Timer for the review & giveaway item.