awakee Morning Routine Planner

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Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media
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Time-management tool can help kids form healthy habits.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids are empowered to form healthy habits by following a routine. Progress is tracked on a calendar. 

Ease of Play

The app is somewhat intuitive, although it may take a few spins through the tutorial to get the hang of things. 

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Consumerism

An ad for the paid version displays regularly, and there's no parent gate (other than entering the Apple ID password) for the purchase. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that awakee Morning Routine Planner is a time management app for iOS devices. Kids can set up a daily routine with multiple, timed activities such as brushing teeth, meditating, and exercising. There’s a fairly extensive list of activities to choose from, or kids can manually enter an activity. The free version includes the ability to create one routine. The paid version allows kids to create multiple routines for use on different days. There's no parent gate to purchase this version. Kids just have to enter the Apple ID password. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your kid’s information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

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What's it about?

AWAKEE MORNING ROUTINE PLANNER empowers kids by helping them develop a routine of healthy habits in the morning, or throughout the day. Kids start by tapping on the Routine tab and choosing a time of day to begin and end the routine. Then they choose timed tasks to complete as part of their routine. The app provides 11 categories to choose from, including exercise, hygiene, meditation, gratitude and journaling, and more. Each category includes a set of tasks that can be added to a routine. There’s also an option to create a custom task. When kids are ready, they choose the Today tab and hit the Start Routine button. The app steps through each task with a timer and makes a sound when the task is complete. Progress is automatically tracked on a built-in calendar. Kids can edit routines at any time and create multiple routines with the paid version of the app.

Is it any good?

If used consistently, this app could really empower kids who struggle with routine by helping them set daily goals and develop healthy habits, but be prepared for the pressure to get the paid version. It takes some thought to plan a meaningful routine, but kids will likely save time in the long run by following the series of timed tasks. Even kids who simply want to remember to practice playing their instruments or who need help remembering to do their chores could benefit by using this time management tool. It’s quite satisfying to see the routine checked off each day and added to the progress tracker. It would be neat to see some simple built-in rewards for completing a routine over a certain period of time. And, a pause button could be useful in the event that a kid is interrupted during his or her routine.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about which habits from awakee Morning Routine Planner kids will add to their routine. What are their goals? How and when will they use the app?

  • Discuss the importance of developing healthy habits at a young age. Learning good physical, mental, and financial habits at an early age brings lifelong benefits.

  • Talk about the importance of having some unstructured, creative time in the day without screen use. Although maintaining a routine is important, having free time can be important too.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Skills: Self-Direction: achieving goals, personal growth, time management, working efficiently
    Health & Fitness: hygiene and self care, meditation
  • Price: Free to try
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (free for single routine, $2.99 for Premium Multiple Routines version)
  • Release date: December 2, 2019
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Size: 46.30 MB
  • Publisher: Jabob Ruranski
  • Version: 2.2.6
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 13.0 or later
  • Last updated: December 12, 2019

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