Playtime Kid Crono helps parents to control children screen time and to reward them for respecting their playtime in front of iPad, iPhone or iPod devices.
If you want your kid to return the device without throwing a tantrum or if you feel your child is spending too much time in front of screens, Playtime Kid Crono will help you change this. The app brings the innovative ability to limit the time spent on devices by reinforcing children self control through a reward mechanism. You set the playing time or schedule on their device and they win prizes for respecting them.
• 100.000+ rewards granted in 80 countries
• 77% of parents responded the app helps the child return the device
• 70% of parents said children love receiving rewards after playing
• Coins and gems incentives to stop playing on time
• Personal avatars with changing moods according to the spent playtime
• Timer can be started by parents or by the child
• Support multiple profiles with separate time locks
• Multiple controls to start, pause, stop and swap the timer between children
• Support of daily and weekly schedules
• Email warnings when notification settings have been tampered
Playtime Kid Crono is the perfect parentkit app for parents with kids between 3 and 12 year old looking for a healthy use of technology and digital screens.
• To guarantee the app protection is effective, it is mandatory that you configure the Kid Crono notifications as persistent banners as explained in the in-app tutorial.
• Kid Crono doesn't block or lock the device but it rewards and incentivises children for adopting good habits rather than prohibiting or punishing.
• The timer doesn't stop by itself if the device is left unused.
• Spanish tutorial improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Interesting and clever app
At first I was skeptical about the effectiveness of this app but I have to admit my 7y daughter loved it. I'm impressed to see how rewards motivate her. Happy with this purchase despite some bugs.
Super effective & easy to follow!
This is a great parental control aid when it comes to set up limits for kids play time with electronics. My 7 year old loves the rewards ! The app instructions are very easy to follow and update based on individual needs. Thumbs up !!!
Not a Good App
Either this app doesn't do what it should do (automatically start and stop the time when the kids turn on and off the iPad), or it's so counterintuitive that I can't figure it out. Either way, it's a poorly built app.
Developer Response ,
Hi, the app indeed can't start/stop itself. We recommend that you check the video tutorial to appreciate how your kid can benefit the most from the app: kidcrono.com/blog/en/tutorial. Keep in mind Kid Crono is not a traditional app to restrict or block the use of the device. As demonstrated by numerous paediatric studies, abruptly disabling the device leads to higher levels of frustration. This is why Kid Crono is primarily a tool to help the kid appreciating how much time he spends in front of the device. The combination of the avatar and rewards gradually motivate him to adopt self-control habits. Since Kid Crono has been launched, the app has granted over 80.000 coins and cups showing that when the children buy into the app spirit, they progressively move into a more healthy use of their device.
- Recrea Vision SL
- 31.4 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 RecreaVision S.L.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.