Parents' Guide to

Happy Kids Timer

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cute timer helps kids build routines; some limitations.

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Is It Any Good?

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The series of built-in tasks is a great start for helping kids build routines, but there are some limitations. The animations are cute, and it's nice that you can print out a certificate for kids once they've completed tasks enough times to meet a milestone that you set. Plus, it's nice that you can customize the name for your child's real-world reward: This might be a nice way to help remind kids that a "new game" or "trip to the zoo" awaits them as a reward.

That being said, Happy Kids Timer has some limitations that might limit its appeal: You can only use it with one child, making it a poor fit for families with multiple kids, and you can only add and customize tasks by making in-app purchases. In general, this app might be worth a look if you have one child who needs to work on developing a morning routine; however, if you need more features, and you're looking for more engaging animation, you might look elsewhere.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Skills: Self-Direction : achieving goals, set objectives, time management, work to achieve goals, Health & Fitness : hygiene and self care
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: August 7, 2017
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Evoprox
  • Version: 1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: December 1, 2021

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