Saturday, July 2, 2011

time timer:: make every moment count {giveaway}

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"Am I done yet? "
"How much longer before it's my turn?"
"How many minutes before we go?"

For over three weeks we have been using a Time Timer in our schooling routine and around the house!! These simple "clocks" are set according to minutes that each task requires. Time Timers have a bright red disc that disappears as time elapses, showing children visually how much time they have left to complete the task. Here is a great demonstration.

Let me tell you... these simple clocks are wonderful. Pre-Time Timer had a "bit" of fussing before individual reading time! Now Anna asks for the Time Timer, sets it for 20 minutes and READS the whole time;) In fact, many times after 20 solid minutes of reading, she's soo into the book she'll read longer;) I like that she can do this activity completely alone giving me that time to work with her siblings without "how much longer" interruptions.

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I also use it with the younger kids and their learning to read times with me. By seeing the time elapse they see the end and work better for me. With such a great response I've used them for chores, cleaning together time, and sharing toys;)

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There are just soo many different ways Time Timers can be used with my kids, helping them complete their tasks, making our days run more smoothly AND learning to manage their own time better. I really want to try using the Time Timer to get us to events on-time but setting the timer to our "out the door" time (for me too)!

They are definitely an asset to my family, our housework and our homeschooling;)
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Time Timer :: 12 inch $40, 8 inch $35, 3 inch $30, and iPhone/pad/pod app $1.99

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**I received 2 Time Timers to facilitate the review. The opinions are my own**

76 comments:

  1. I'd use it for my kids with TV and Wii. vmvazquez83 at yahoo dot com

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  3. Would use it for TV and some other fun activities with my little man. :)

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  6. Well, you know I got to enter since I saw it at your house :) - Id use it for schooling im sure.

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  7. i'd use it for playtime...and got to go out the door time..which we have an issue with
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  10. As a fourth grade teacher, I would love to use this in my classroom!

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  11. To help my girls take turns

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  13. I would use it for my son's Nintendo DS time.

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  14. I like Time Timer on Facebook.

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  17. I would use this when it comes to get my girls to share different toys! They are always fighting and I think that this would work wonderfully!!
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  22. I would use this to help me with homework time and tv time. I can think of about a million other things as well! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  23. I like Time Timer on FB
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  28. I'd use the time timer for potty training and quiet time!
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  29. fb fan of time timer!
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  30. i fb "like" the post
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  34. I would use this to teach my little ones the value of time. I would probably use it most in the aspect of sharing time.
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  39. We would probably use it to track the duration of activities. It would be perfect to encourage more reading, like you did, or to limit game time on the computer!
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  40. I liked Time Timer on Facebook.
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  41. I follow on GFC. Thanks!
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  42. I would this at the school where I work to help the 4th grade Autistic student I work with know how much time he has left. The abstract idea of time is very hard for him.

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  43. I Like" Time Timer on Facebook (J. Leonard)

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  48. I'd for sure use it to get out the door but I'd also use it for snack time or meal time. My boys are always asking when they can eat!

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  49. I would use it for school-related things...brushing teeth, and for helping my kids know when it's time to stop playing & have lunch, have a nap, etc.

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  50. "Liked" this review on Facebook below

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  53. I would use it for on-your-own-reading-time, and then also for room-cleaning time, both of which we are just starting to implement with our three year old. He would totally dig it. :)

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  54. I would use it for group reading with kids and also for myself with keeping up with my own assignments! What a great idea!

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  57. I am an e-mail subscriber :)

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  62. I'd use it for "quiet time" for my son
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  63. Oh so many uses, so little TIME. ha.
    I need 4 of these, one for each boy. Perhaps with a key chain to attach to their belt loops. ha again.

    Seriously, I would use it for reading and Wii.

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  64. I would definitely use it for homework... and reading assignments in particular. This has been a real problem in my home, and could use all the help i could get.

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  71. daily tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/zoekyklos/status/88986852102639616

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