Tico Timer is a fun visual timer for children.


"Tico Timer is a really great idea. It works like magic to fit my needs." - ~ Geeks With Juniors

"Tico Timer is also a fabulously different little timer app that you don't need to be an infant to appreciate." ~ Creative Bloq

"...the functionality of the app makes it a wonder to interact with." ~ Trend Hunter

"Tico Timer makes the standard timer seem quite blasé." ~ Teachers With Apps


Select from eleven different types of countdown available, from disappearing squares to a shrinking circle, and it will tell your child - in a visual way - how much time there is left till the task at hand is due, be it brushing teeth or finish getting dressed.

There are seven original musical tracks to play along (and in sync) with the visuals on the screen.

Tico Timer is a great way for developing the sense of time in small children.

What’s New

Version 1.2

*NEW* languages available

Besides English, Tico Timer is now available in Portuguese (from Portugal and from Brazil), Japanese, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Chinese, Italian, Russian, and Swedish languages!

*minor bug fixes.


Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Ktykns ,

The best visual timer

It's my favorite tool when working with kids. The only thing I wish for is a landscape view. But since this app hasn't been updated in six years, I'm doubting that will happen.

Little Fish By The Sea ,

It makes time feel less abstract

I am always interested in figuring out how to leverage more of my time to be more productive. I like the idea of this app, in that time is represented by objects that get taken away rather than numbers. Think of it as a modern hourglass, but instead of sand they are either squares or circles that disappear. While the app is pretty neat, I think the more beneficial thing I won't get from that is my visualization of the passage of time. Looking at this app reminds me that time is a finite resource, something that I should cherish and use wisely. Now I feel like I am rambling… anyways, it is a nice, minimalist timer, I see myself using it for years to come.

Filipaorrison ,

Love This app!!

I downloaded this app and it is was an amazing surprise! My cousin's daughter Alice was begging for dessert, but mom's rules are "no dessert till everyone finishes eating" and I was the only one still enjoying my delicious dinner. SOOO I told her "when there's no more squares and music stops, your desert will be here". She LOVED all the colors and great music. It was a success.

Well done!!!!

App Privacy

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Ricardo Fonseca
15.7 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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