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!
+ Fixed a bug that was introduced in the last update that caused the timer to crash on iOS9
+ We've added a great new Mask Maker. Add fun masks to your pictures for a suprising and unique end to the Countdown Timer! Preview these great new Masks from the Settings screen.
+ You can now create as many Custom pictures as you wish
+ As the timer gets closer to the end the ticking noise subtly changes pitch for an audio clue as to the time running out.
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.
Love it for our Man-child
I was using my regular phone to set timers for my son (3) to finish his meals, play etc. Because he has little sense of time and my screen-saver kept coming on it had limited effectiveness. This timer is simple and effective. I use custom pictures of him to encourage him to get stuff done. I have a picture of him playing which is displayed slowly and as time passes. He loves races so he now tries to beat the timer. Eat your meal in 30 mins then you get to play before bath time. The timer stays on the entire time--no black screen/screen-saver. I like it and would recommend it to you time conscious parents.
I love this visual timer! It's simple and uses seconds to help during my therapy sessions. The sounds and pictures are pretty great. I have a few suggestions/recommendations to make for an upgrade. The first one is if there could be an option to have the sound continue making the noise once the time is up. Another is if we choose to have a custom picture, could we also choose to have a custom sound. Possibly something that we can record our self, such as a persons voice saying "times up" or "what's next". Besides the few adjustments that hopefully can be made I really do value this app. I've shared it with all my therapy friends...SLP's, PT's, RT's and Psych's.
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- Fehners Software LLP
- 68.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, German, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Fehners Software LLP 2017
- In-App Purchases
- Remove Ads $0.99
- Premium Bundle $1.99
- Animal Pack $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.