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Kids can learn important time-management skills with the help of Happy Timer - Handy Timer. Its no-frills graphics paired with its functionality as a countdown timer may help kids with attention deficits better map out their time for a task or activity. Because of its simple design, Happy Timer - Handy Timer can help kids gain independence in setting time limits.
Ease of Play
Because of the tool's simplicity, only three sentences of how-to are included. Kids with fine motor skill issues may struggle with the slider action of setting the timer.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Happy Timer - Handy Timer is a basic countdown timer tool. It represents time both digitally (with a more traditional countdown timer) as well as graphically. Bars of time disappear based on what kids set, which could be problematic for kids with fine motor delays. The simplicity of Happy Timer - Handy Timer allows kids with attention deficits to focus on the task at hand and not the timer itself.
Is It Any Good?
Happy Timer - Handy Timer helps kids understand the passing of time in a more concrete way. The disappearing graphics within the rectangles help kids to see how much time is remaining in a task or an activity. Because it's so simple, kids with attention deficits can focus on the task at hand and not the timer itself. It offers functionality similar to Time Timer but fewer options.
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