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 where the ticking noise would not play after pausing and resuming the timer
+ 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.
Perfect for my autistic son
This visual timer has helped us in so many ways I couldn’t even begin to tell you about them all.
We very rarely have meltdowns from activity changes anymore. It even helped us potty train!
If I had to make any changes I would suggest making the ticking sound optional as it can bother some kids and definitely gets a lot of looks in public. Otherwise this has literally changed our lives. Given the visual cues and enough time my son now transitions so easily from even his most preferred activities. All of his teachers, therapists and aids have this app as well now.
Thank you for such an amazing simple solution.
Hi, Thank you for leaving a review, I really appreciate it. If you go to the settings there is an option towards the bottom of the screen labeled 'Play Ticking Noise'. If you turn this settings off you will no longer hear the ticking sound. Thanks Alex
In-App PurchasesSee All
- Fehners Software LLP
- 70 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.