Is it a battle to get your child to do something quickly?
This visual countdown App was designed for my 2 year old son to help him get his reward chart star for getting dressed quickly.
Getting him dressed used to take forever with many stalling strategies being deployed. Now he runs upstairs asking for the "Countdown".
Watch as the timer runs from green to amber to red, helping the child understand that time is running out.
A fun picture is slowly revealed as the time runs down and when the time is up the child is rewarded with an exciting sound and the picture spins.
Background image changes to match the time of day, so that your child is given subtle hints as to what time of day the task they are being asked relates to.
Choose your own image to reveal from your iPhones photo library to really surprise your child.
Endless possible uses:
* Getting dressed
* Getting out the door (shoes and coats on)
* Brushing teeth
* Sharing toys
Turns daily struggles into fun time!
To celebrate the launch of our Monster Math App we have added free Monster Math themed pictures.
The new free pictures come with a unique feature where a numerical countdown appears on their tummy when the timer gets to 10 seconds remaining. They also have there own funny noises to match the game and unique end of timer confetti.
+ Bug fix. The prompt to ask for a review is only suppose to be shown once, it was getting shown at the end of every timer! Sorry..
Ratings and Reviews
Awesome app, a couple of suggestions
This is the best visual timer app I have found for iPhone! I work in special education and I use it to time worktime (e.g., 10 minutes left of math) and breaks for kids. I have it set so the picture is not revealed until the time runs out, so students don’t get distracted by the picture when they should be working. The sneaky pause & add/subtract time buttons are great for subtly adjusting time without having to stop the timer completely. I like this app so much that I paid for the premium pack instead of just removing ads because I wanted to support the devs. My two suggestions are 1) show time somewhere, just a little digital timer like the default phone timer countdown, and 2) keep the picture on the screen when the countdown ends until the screen is tapped or something. If the child isn’t looking at the timer right when it runs out, they miss out on seeing the picture. While I love the visual timer, I don’t want my students to only stare at the timer or get fixated on watching it at the end to see the picture. It would be nice for them to still have a chance to see the “reward”/celebration screen.
Children understand it.
We use this for Time Out discipline and for play timers. Our daughter responds very well to timers. If you tell her it’s time to do or not do something, she sometimes reacts poorly. If we set a timer and let her know “you have [x number] of minutes left (to do whatever)” she will police herself and stop the activity when the timer goes off. This works great because your child can hear the timer clicking. Also, as the time winds down (30 seconds, then 10 seconds) the pitch raises a bit giving a sense of “time running out” urgency. We use the default Duck quack sound. When the time runs out, a duck quacks. Highly recommend this!
Must have app open to work
For me this would be a 5 star App IF I could set the timer on my son’s iPad then let him play on the iPad while it did it’s thing in the background. I set it up with a custom picture of him on his potty seat. I had hoped that it would go off while he was playing on his iPad as a audible/visible reminder to go potty to help him learn to initiate it. He’s developmentally delayed and is just now potty training at 5 1/2. He often has his iPad with him at all times listening to music or books as well as using it for communication so having a fun timer on that was what I was hoping for (and one he can’t jack with unlike the timer the iPad comes with). There are so many other things I could have used this for, especially with the ability to put a custom picture that would essentially tell my son what it is time for but since it won’t function if you are doing other things on the iPad it’s a waste for us. Super disappointed.
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- Fehners Software LLP
- 72 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Fehners Software Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- Remove Ads $0.99
- Ocean Pack $0.99
- Transport Pack $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.