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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 15K+ Reviews 100K+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

4.6
14.5K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    74+%
  2. 4
    16+%
  3. 3
    5+%
  4. 2
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  5. 1
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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.
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  • Nov 19, 2020

    By Mike Wille
    My almost-3-year-old was dragging meals out for hours. It was brutal. We set this timer for an hour and it helped him so much! He loves the pictures and backgrounds. Seeing the timer and seeing it go from green to yellow to red really helps him understand. He can now pretty well manage his own time and always eats as much as he wants/needs in a reasonable time.
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  • 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.
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  • Dec 12, 2020

    By Kelsey DelaFuente
    We started to use this timer when my 5 yr old and 3 yr old decided that chewing one mouthful of food needed to take 15-20 minutes. Thankfully, this app has made it so they eat all their dinner in less time! We now also use it to countdown playing at the park, brushing teeth, time watching tv, and so much more. This has worked very well for us!
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  • 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.
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  • Jan 3, 2021

    By Tenzin Messi
    This timer sucks. Can't flip the screen to portrait mode or vice versa. It resets . Doesn't keep screen on.
  • 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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  • Feb 13, 2019

    By Heidi Tighe
    This used to be an amazing app, but now the picture reveals at the beginning of the timer, making it useless. I have to think that the app is somehow broken and I'm hoping they address it. This used to be my favorite timer for everyone in the family-- so much so that I bought the full version-- but now I'm off to search for a new visual timer.
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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.
    more
  • Nov 19, 2020

    By Mike Wille
    My almost-3-year-old was dragging meals out for hours. It was brutal. We set this timer for an hour and it helped him so much! He loves the pictures and backgrounds. Seeing the timer and seeing it go from green to yellow to red really helps him understand. He can now pretty well manage his own time and always eats as much as he wants/needs in a reasonable time.
    more
  • 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.
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  • Dec 12, 2020

    By Kelsey DelaFuente
    We started to use this timer when my 5 yr old and 3 yr old decided that chewing one mouthful of food needed to take 15-20 minutes. Thankfully, this app has made it so they eat all their dinner in less time! We now also use it to countdown playing at the park, brushing teeth, time watching tv, and so much more. This has worked very well for us!
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • Feb 28, 2021

    By Shiloh Vanaver
    I really like the design and layout. I purchased the full version. Cool to be able to add my own images. It's there a way to import my own sounds as well?
  • Dec 15, 2020

    By N D
    Great app. It's frozen up a couple of times but for the most part it works great. Its great for helping toddlers grasp time frame. It would be cool if it had the option for a button for them to push to get the full picture if they complete their task early.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.)
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  • 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.
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  • Nov 4, 2020

    By Josephine Rodriguez
    I would like this app more if the ads didn't pop up so quickly after the timer finishes. My child likes to see the picture once the timer completes but she doesn't get a chance because the ad pops up so fast.
  • 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?
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  • 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.
    more
  • Feb 13, 2019

    By Heidi Tighe
    This used to be an amazing app, but now the picture reveals at the beginning of the timer, making it useless. I have to think that the app is somehow broken and I'm hoping they address it. This used to be my favorite timer for everyone in the family-- so much so that I bought the full version-- but now I'm off to search for a new visual timer.
    more
  • Jan 3, 2021

    By Tenzin Messi
    This timer sucks. Can't flip the screen to portrait mode or vice versa. It resets . Doesn't keep screen on.

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Childrens Countdown Timer - Visual Timer For Kids

Childrens Countdown Timer - Visual Timer For Kids