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Childrens Countdown Timer - Visual Timer For Kids

Childrens Countdown Timer - Visual Timer For Kids

Fehners Software Ltd.

A colorful visual timer for preschoolers, Autism, Autistic and ADHD

4.6 Ratings 17K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

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  • Awesome app, a couple of suggestions Jan 11, 2018

    By Quailsx
    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.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Cherie Robinson
    The Children's Countdown is a great asset to me as I work with kids that need to calm down and/or get help with transitions. The children seems to like watching the clock count down with the different pictures. I use this all the time and my job seems to be a little more easier...thanks!
  • This is a great app Nov 20, 2019

    By Cufiuie
    This is a great app. I love how it’s visual so a kiddo who doesn’t understand time super well can still see how much time until it goes off. It’s also great that you can change the pictures that’s revealed to whatever you want. It’s simple and easy to use. There are some downsides to the free version (ads, can only add one picture), but I think that’s understandable since it’s offered for free and since there is a paid option in which you can eliminate those problems. Only two complaints (1) the ticking is really loud. I find myself turning my phone down to a one or two because it’s so loud I would like it if it was a little quieter. (2) you can only increase the time by 10 second intervals. It would be ideal to do it by seconds or at least 5 second intervals (but seconds would be even better. Overall I would recommend this app.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Flora !!!!
    My kids love it. Its really good with the ticking sound with different pictures every time. Downside would be that it could have more pictures. Also couldn't browse anything while this is on.
  • Great timer app for small kids Jul 6, 2020

    By JupiterElf
    I have a 2 year old (almost 3) and we had issues with transitions. We used to set Alexa timer but he would get upset when that was done. Now we use this and it’s a world of difference. We set the timer and show him how much time he has and every so often show him how much time he has left during activity. When it gets close to being done I ask if he wants to want it explode. He understands when timer is done he is done with activity (usually playing for a few extra minutes) and is actually happy to go on with his routine. We have not had as much whining after timer is done and when we have it’s been minimal. I think being able to SEE how much time he has left is great and he is able to understand that much more then being told he has 5 minutes.
  • Must have app open to work May 20, 2019

    By Shejoh
    For me this would be a 5 star App IF I could set the timer on my son’s iPad then let him play on the iPad while it did it’s thing in the background. I set it up with a custom picture of him on his potty seat. I had hoped that it would go off while he was playing on his iPad as a audible/visible reminder to go potty to help him learn to initiate it. He’s developmentally delayed and is just now potty training at 5 1/2. He often has his iPad with him at all times listening to music or books as well as using it for communication so having a fun timer on that was what I was hoping for (and one he can’t jack with unlike the timer the iPad comes with). There are so many other things I could have used this for, especially with the ability to put a custom picture that would essentially tell my son what it is time for but since it won’t function if you are doing other things on the iPad it’s a waste for us. Super disappointed.
  • Aug 28, 2021

    By Sasha Hennig
    Love seeing the time slowly disappear and the images/sounds. Wish in the child restrictions it would prevent them from also getting out of the app. Otherwise a great kids timer.
  • My son loves it Jul 2, 2020

    By @@9827!!LAMOM"
    Great timer! We love how it ticks, so there are both visual and auditory cues. The reward image at the end is great for kiddos that need motivation to stay and wait until the end. Our son has Autism and this is a great timer that we constantly use. It has helped him wait out temper tantrums, potty training, and so many other things. We have recommended this app to several other parents and even his therapists use this now as well! Our son actually also loves the commercials at the end of the time so it doesn’t annoy us. It’s actually one of his “rewards” and he looks after it :) One thing we also love is how the ticking sound accelerates as it gets closer to the last one minute mark. It’s a great free app!
  • Sep 3, 2021

    By Rebecca Stevens
    Love it. The different backgrounds keep kids interested, and the changing colors help, too.
  • Children understand it. Aug 11, 2019

    By totallyfrozen
    We use this for Time Out discipline and for play timers. Our daughter responds very well to timers. If you tell her it’s time to do or not do something, she sometimes reacts poorly. If we set a timer and let her know “you have [x number] of minutes left (to do whatever)” she will police herself and stop the activity when the timer goes off. This works great because your child can hear the timer clicking. Also, as the time winds down (30 seconds, then 10 seconds) the pitch raises a bit giving a sense of “time running out” urgency. We use the default Duck quack sound. When the time runs out, a duck quacks. Highly recommend this!
  • Awesome app, a couple of suggestions Jan 11, 2018

    By Quailsx
    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.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Cherie Robinson
    The Children's Countdown is a great asset to me as I work with kids that need to calm down and/or get help with transitions. The children seems to like watching the clock count down with the different pictures. I use this all the time and my job seems to be a little more easier...thanks!
  • This is a great app Nov 20, 2019

    By Cufiuie
    This is a great app. I love how it’s visual so a kiddo who doesn’t understand time super well can still see how much time until it goes off. It’s also great that you can change the pictures that’s revealed to whatever you want. It’s simple and easy to use. There are some downsides to the free version (ads, can only add one picture), but I think that’s understandable since it’s offered for free and since there is a paid option in which you can eliminate those problems. Only two complaints (1) the ticking is really loud. I find myself turning my phone down to a one or two because it’s so loud I would like it if it was a little quieter. (2) you can only increase the time by 10 second intervals. It would be ideal to do it by seconds or at least 5 second intervals (but seconds would be even better. Overall I would recommend this app.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Flora !!!!
    My kids love it. Its really good with the ticking sound with different pictures every time. Downside would be that it could have more pictures. Also couldn't browse anything while this is on.
  • Great timer app for small kids Jul 6, 2020

    By JupiterElf
    I have a 2 year old (almost 3) and we had issues with transitions. We used to set Alexa timer but he would get upset when that was done. Now we use this and it’s a world of difference. We set the timer and show him how much time he has and every so often show him how much time he has left during activity. When it gets close to being done I ask if he wants to want it explode. He understands when timer is done he is done with activity (usually playing for a few extra minutes) and is actually happy to go on with his routine. We have not had as much whining after timer is done and when we have it’s been minimal. I think being able to SEE how much time he has left is great and he is able to understand that much more then being told he has 5 minutes.
  • Must have app open to work May 20, 2019

    By Shejoh
    For me this would be a 5 star App IF I could set the timer on my son’s iPad then let him play on the iPad while it did it’s thing in the background. I set it up with a custom picture of him on his potty seat. I had hoped that it would go off while he was playing on his iPad as a audible/visible reminder to go potty to help him learn to initiate it. He’s developmentally delayed and is just now potty training at 5 1/2. He often has his iPad with him at all times listening to music or books as well as using it for communication so having a fun timer on that was what I was hoping for (and one he can’t jack with unlike the timer the iPad comes with). There are so many other things I could have used this for, especially with the ability to put a custom picture that would essentially tell my son what it is time for but since it won’t function if you are doing other things on the iPad it’s a waste for us. Super disappointed.
  • Aug 28, 2021

    By Sasha Hennig
    Love seeing the time slowly disappear and the images/sounds. Wish in the child restrictions it would prevent them from also getting out of the app. Otherwise a great kids timer.
  • My son loves it Jul 2, 2020

    By @@9827!!LAMOM"
    Great timer! We love how it ticks, so there are both visual and auditory cues. The reward image at the end is great for kiddos that need motivation to stay and wait until the end. Our son has Autism and this is a great timer that we constantly use. It has helped him wait out temper tantrums, potty training, and so many other things. We have recommended this app to several other parents and even his therapists use this now as well! Our son actually also loves the commercials at the end of the time so it doesn’t annoy us. It’s actually one of his “rewards” and he looks after it :) One thing we also love is how the ticking sound accelerates as it gets closer to the last one minute mark. It’s a great free app!
  • Sep 3, 2021

    By Rebecca Stevens
    Love it. The different backgrounds keep kids interested, and the changing colors help, too.
  • Children understand it. Aug 11, 2019

    By totallyfrozen
    We use this for Time Out discipline and for play timers. Our daughter responds very well to timers. If you tell her it’s time to do or not do something, she sometimes reacts poorly. If we set a timer and let her know “you have [x number] of minutes left (to do whatever)” she will police herself and stop the activity when the timer goes off. This works great because your child can hear the timer clicking. Also, as the time winds down (30 seconds, then 10 seconds) the pitch raises a bit giving a sense of “time running out” urgency. We use the default Duck quack sound. When the time runs out, a duck quacks. Highly recommend this!
  • May 27, 2021

    By Jacqueline Smith
    The timer resets every time the screen rotates which means unless the device is stationary it can't be used as a timer. Absolutely useless as a timer for children.
  • Mar 4, 2019

    By A Google user
    It used to work well. Now it is a total fail. it is supposed to slowly reviel a picture at it counts down but it doesnt. it just shows the picture and has a ticking sound, then gives an alarm when the time is up. So dissapoiting. It used to be good but now it is worthless. I am off to find a different timer to use with my kids.

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  • Awesome app, a couple of suggestions Jan 11, 2018

    By Quailsx
    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.
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Cherie Robinson
    The Children's Countdown is a great asset to me as I work with kids that need to calm down and/or get help with transitions. The children seems to like watching the clock count down with the different pictures. I use this all the time and my job seems to be a little more easier...thanks!
  • This is a great app Nov 20, 2019

    By Cufiuie
    This is a great app. I love how it’s visual so a kiddo who doesn’t understand time super well can still see how much time until it goes off. It’s also great that you can change the pictures that’s revealed to whatever you want. It’s simple and easy to use. There are some downsides to the free version (ads, can only add one picture), but I think that’s understandable since it’s offered for free and since there is a paid option in which you can eliminate those problems. Only two complaints (1) the ticking is really loud. I find myself turning my phone down to a one or two because it’s so loud I would like it if it was a little quieter. (2) you can only increase the time by 10 second intervals. It would be ideal to do it by seconds or at least 5 second intervals (but seconds would be even better. Overall I would recommend this app.
  • Great timer app for small kids Jul 6, 2020

    By JupiterElf
    I have a 2 year old (almost 3) and we had issues with transitions. We used to set Alexa timer but he would get upset when that was done. Now we use this and it’s a world of difference. We set the timer and show him how much time he has and every so often show him how much time he has left during activity. When it gets close to being done I ask if he wants to want it explode. He understands when timer is done he is done with activity (usually playing for a few extra minutes) and is actually happy to go on with his routine. We have not had as much whining after timer is done and when we have it’s been minimal. I think being able to SEE how much time he has left is great and he is able to understand that much more then being told he has 5 minutes.
  • My son loves it Jul 2, 2020

    By @@9827!!LAMOM"
    Great timer! We love how it ticks, so there are both visual and auditory cues. The reward image at the end is great for kiddos that need motivation to stay and wait until the end. Our son has Autism and this is a great timer that we constantly use. It has helped him wait out temper tantrums, potty training, and so many other things. We have recommended this app to several other parents and even his therapists use this now as well! Our son actually also loves the commercials at the end of the time so it doesn’t annoy us. It’s actually one of his “rewards” and he looks after it :) One thing we also love is how the ticking sound accelerates as it gets closer to the last one minute mark. It’s a great free app!
  • Sep 3, 2021

    By Rebecca Stevens
    Love it. The different backgrounds keep kids interested, and the changing colors help, too.
  • Children understand it. Aug 11, 2019

    By totallyfrozen
    We use this for Time Out discipline and for play timers. Our daughter responds very well to timers. If you tell her it’s time to do or not do something, she sometimes reacts poorly. If we set a timer and let her know “you have [x number] of minutes left (to do whatever)” she will police herself and stop the activity when the timer goes off. This works great because your child can hear the timer clicking. Also, as the time winds down (30 seconds, then 10 seconds) the pitch raises a bit giving a sense of “time running out” urgency. We use the default Duck quack sound. When the time runs out, a duck quacks. Highly recommend this!
  • Love it for our Man-child Jul 5, 2017

    By Biggz Liz
    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.
  • Time-Out/Sharing Items Oct 26, 2019

    By Anjbo25
    This app is a great tool to use for time-out or sharing items/toys! Awesome visual cue of timer that shows the count down, which is great for young toddlers who cannot read the clock yet. They enjoyed this timer and will remain seated in their time-out until the count down is over. They also knows they have certain minute/s to share an item/toy with someone else after holding/playing with it. This app has a different pictures that my child would choose to reveal at the end of countdown, which motivates them to watch and listen to the sound at the end.
  • Jul 8, 2021

    By Aine
    I love it. Ive used it for a few years now - my son is autistic so he needs the visual timers to see time passing. The reward of a photo and noise at the end is especially enjoyable for him.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Flora !!!!
    My kids love it. Its really good with the ticking sound with different pictures every time. Downside would be that it could have more pictures. Also couldn't browse anything while this is on.
  • Aug 28, 2021

    By Sasha Hennig
    Love seeing the time slowly disappear and the images/sounds. Wish in the child restrictions it would prevent them from also getting out of the app. Otherwise a great kids timer.
  • May 9, 2021

    By Evan Welton
    My adhd child loves this timer. The different picture and associated noise. Only downside is, when i attempt to purchase the premium package(add removal and additional pictures) it fails. I've tried 3 times, each time using google one touch pay, and each time it looks like it works but doesnt confirm and thankfully doesnt charge me.
  • Jul 12, 2021

    By Julie Wood
    I love the different pictures to reveal. However, I use it in a classroom and I have to turn the volume off because I cannot turn the ticking sound off. It would be nice if there was an option for tick during and ring after or ring only or silent.
  • Sep 5, 2021

    By Veronique DOREY
    Cute and helpful when training kids with autism, I wish there would be more choice (free) for pics
  • Perfect for my autistic son Jun 10, 2018

    By Odins_Grrl
    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.
  • OT use Jul 11, 2017

    By Miss Elissia to the G
    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.
  • Great but (too) simple Jun 30, 2016

    By MaMaLy-AB
    I love the simplicity of this timer. Really, all I was looking for was a timer that would turn from green to yellow to red to help our kids know when it's time to leave for school, and it does that reasonably well. What would make it better? The iPad shouldn't go to sleep while the timer is running-- kind of defeats the point of a visual timer for kids. Also, it would be nice if you could optionally set the time when it changes to yellow/red instead of it being a flat percentage every time. (E.g. My kids might understand red better if red always = 5 minutes instead of a percent of a variable amount of time.)
  • Feb 26, 2021

    By hyrulphicsound
    Using it to help my toddler know that mealtime is done. Before it, sitting at the table for an hour to an hour-and-a-half was not unheard of. Not a five-star rating because for some reason, an overlay effect or something has started flashing on screen during use and my kid won't stop pointing it out. Luckily, I have an iPad and am using the Apple version of the app now, which does not flash.
  • Jun 30, 2020

    By Tally McNally
    Very nice. I use this a lot with my 2 year old, she loves seeing if she can beat the timer. My only request would be for the image to stay up on the screen at the end of the timer until a button is pressed, because every so often she misses the ending. But the timer is a great way to get kids to understand time and to implement predictability for our kids, i.e. when we need to leave - I can tell her she has 5 or 10 more minutes to play and when the timer ends, we go home.
  • Must have app open to work May 20, 2019

    By Shejoh
    For me this would be a 5 star App IF I could set the timer on my son’s iPad then let him play on the iPad while it did it’s thing in the background. I set it up with a custom picture of him on his potty seat. I had hoped that it would go off while he was playing on his iPad as a audible/visible reminder to go potty to help him learn to initiate it. He’s developmentally delayed and is just now potty training at 5 1/2. He often has his iPad with him at all times listening to music or books as well as using it for communication so having a fun timer on that was what I was hoping for (and one he can’t jack with unlike the timer the iPad comes with). There are so many other things I could have used this for, especially with the ability to put a custom picture that would essentially tell my son what it is time for but since it won’t function if you are doing other things on the iPad it’s a waste for us. Super disappointed.
  • Mar 31, 2020

    By Bobby Meisenbech
    It does the job. The ads are not good for kids though... You need to supervise them while the timer is running. Kinda defeats the purpose of the timer IMO. I'd like to use it to help build independence for my son, but if I'm right there making sure he doesn't click any of the ads, it kind of defeats the purpose. There is no way to buy the app or remove the ads until you open the app... What's wrong with releasing a separate, full version like 90% of other apps?
  • Mar 4, 2019

    By A Google user
    It used to work well. Now it is a total fail. it is supposed to slowly reviel a picture at it counts down but it doesnt. it just shows the picture and has a ticking sound, then gives an alarm when the time is up. So dissapoiting. It used to be good but now it is worthless. I am off to find a different timer to use with my kids.
  • May 27, 2021

    By Jacqueline Smith
    The timer resets every time the screen rotates which means unless the device is stationary it can't be used as a timer. Absolutely useless as a timer for children.

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