School Morning Routine 4+

Enjoy your family mornings

Bit State Pty Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 33 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



It's a todo list crossed with a game to help your family get ready for school without all the chaos.

Enjoy your family mornings. Peaceful, happy and calm.


Getting kids ready for school is the worst part of the day.

Why do you feel like you've run a marathon by 9AM? Kids want to do the right thing (well, most of the time). But they forget easily and get distracted. So to push them out the door on time you have to nag, scold and argue. Until the whole morning is just a crazy-making mess.


- You won’t have to remind them to get ready over and over (and over)
- You’ll teach your kids independence and organisational skills.
- They’ll get ready much more quickly
- You won’t be late and you’ll give your kids more time for homework and play.
- It takes away the stress and negativity
- You’ll start your day happy and calm.


It’s like a to-do list combined with a game. Kids love it. And when they finish their jobs, the app rewards them with a short cat video. Because kids love cat videos. Everyone does.

Don’t waste your mornings nagging. Start the day with calm and energy, knowing you’ve done the best for your family.

Enjoy these golden days.


My name is Chris Nielsen and I live in Perth Australia with my gorgeous wife Meg and our three beautiful kids.

I got the idea for the app one day after a particularly chaotic morning getting all three kids off to school. As I arrived at work and walked through the front door of my office I thought:

“I’m honestly as tired as if I’d just run a marathon.”

The more I thought about it, the more it didn’t seem right that mornings should be so hard. Kids want to do the right thing (well, most of the time). But the problem is that they forget easily and get distracted. So to push them out the door on time you have to nag, scold and argue.

I didn’t want to waste these golden days with our kids.

So Meg and I started trying different ways to help our kids get ready for school. We scoured the internet and parenting books for ideas and tried everything. Some things worked and some didn't. The more we learned, the more we realized that nothing existed that got it quite right. So we started this app. We’ve spent a lot of time tweaking and improving the user experience and we think it’s amazing.

Now our mornings are relaxed and peaceful. In a small, but very real way, this app has changed our lives. I hope it will help you and your family as well.

If you have any thoughts about the app or parenting in general, email us at and let us know. We'd love to hear from you.


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What’s New

Version 1.1.10

Minor UX improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

KashaNatasha ,

Motivating for Kids!

So we’ve used this off and on for quite a few weeks. My kids actually love it…they can’t wait to see what adorable GIF they’ll get. I’m surprised we haven’t gotten very many repeat GIFs too! That’s helpful to keep them in anticipation.

Couple thoughts for improvement:

I wish there was a “night time” option. You could do so many features with this like auto screen dim, night time music while they get ready, hilarious sleepy animal or baby GIFs. Although…I realize the app is called Morning Routine. You’d probably have to tweak that.

Also, this might be a dumb question…but can I transfer this app to my iPad? Or do I have to cancel my subscription on my iPhone and reinstate a new subscription on my iPad? My iPhone has a smaller screen so I am unable to have all my kids on one screen at once (large family problem).

Thanks and great job!

mbrook3883 ,

Love the design and fits needs!

Such a cute perfect design. Just what I needed for the interface and accomplishing a daily routine tracker. My kids at first were confused by the timer, but realized it meant competition mode and love it. 🤣 I don’t mind paying for apps that are in development with updates, it supports the developer and helps someone creative build these useful apps. It would be great to have an annual discounted sub option though rather than just a reoccurring monthly charge.

Have you created a night routine app? Or if the app had the option to have morning and night would be great in one.

Running Fine in the Midwest ,

Every day?

So far, this seems like a great app.

But, when adding morning tasks, it states in pale grey “every day”.

Does this mean there is an option for weekday vs weekend routines? If so, I am unable to figure out how to make the adjustment.

Developer Response ,


I'm so glad it's working well for you and thanks for the feedback.

So if you tap on the grey "EVERY DAY" you'll find a brand new feature that allows you to choose which days your child needs to do a specific job. You can use it for situations like our son who only has school sport on Tuesday and Thursday. So we added a job for "Sport Bag" and only made it active on Tuesday and Thursday.

Reading your comment, I really appreciate that it can be a hard feature to figure out. The challenge for us is adding these more complex features without making the UI too overwhelming. But it sounds like we missed the mark. For the next release I'll make the UI more clear. Maybe a tooltip indicator or some visual prompt?

As for weekday vs weekend lists... stay tuned. It's on the roadmap so should be out soon. :)

If you have any problems (or just ideas) shoot me an email at

We're actively developing the app so we love this kind of feedback. Thanks!

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