A timer is a great way for kids to have a visual of how long something will be. Young kids have no perception of time and live in the present moment. Having this 15-minute timer, gives your child some expectations of what is coming in a way that they understand.
Setting a timer can help kids understand that they need to go find something to do for a little while so you can work, clean or tackle your to-do list. They’ll interrupt you a whole lot less if they know they can talk to you again when the timer is up. Its about empowering them to know what’s coming so they can feel in control!
Shock Resistant: Made of durable PVC, high borosilicate glass, sand and protective cover, which ensures the sand timer is not easily broken. Perfect size makes it easy to carry anywhere.
Product dimensions: 10cm (H) x 4.3cm (W) x 4.3cm (D)
Box dimensions: 11cm (H) x 5cm (W) x 5cm (D)
Material: Glass & Plastic
Please allow +/- 10% deviation of time.
Not suitable for children under 3yrs . Suitable for ages 3+
They can be great for
- Independence: Using the timer to help with routine independence like getting ready for school.
- Self-regulation: Having some quiet time to calm their bodies.
- Activity and family game time: Spending some quality time together and letting your child know that ones the timer is up they can continue playing but Mum and Dad may need to get some work or household tasks done after the timer finishes. This means the timer on time is undivided attention and after there will be time to practice independent play.
- Wind down time before bed: Reading is a great way to wind down before bed and having a timer gives that visual representation until how long before lights are out.
- Screen time: Kids love screens and sometimes we do too. They give a little brain break for us all but it’s also important to limit them time where possible and encourage imaginative play time.
- Packing up timer or chores: Kids don’t love packing up but having a set timer to get as much done as possible, shows them that how long that activity will last. And it’s amazing how much kids want to get done when they’re racing against the clock.