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By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Puppies help kids master tasks, visualize time passing.

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This is a terrific app for kids who have difficulty understanding the passage of time or who need low-stress time reminders to complete tasks. KazuTime is a really simple, gentle timer created by educators and therapists to help increase kids' focus and concentration. There's something far more friendly and nonthreatening when these cute dogs and color-changing sky remind kids visually how much time has elapsed than when traditional timers use blinking numbers or alarms when time is running out. KazuTime's option to upload a photo to create your own tasks is another nice feature. Because the stars kids earn don't earn anything concrete within the app itself, parents can choose if they want to implement a reward system or just praise the star-earning power alone. At the time of review, purchasing additional landscapes didn't work, and the links to social media don't seem to fit the child-friendly environment that the rest of the app creates, though it's a share-only window and doesn't take kids to the actual social sites. While it's good advertising for the developer, sharing to social media doesn't seem necessary. Overall, however, the simplicity, customization, and gentle approach make this an appealing time-management app for kids.

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