Parents' Guide to

Mouse Timer

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Mouse eats the apples while time ticks away.

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Is It Any Good?

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This is a particularly cute visual timer, although it may be so cute some kids could get distracted. As a free app created for kids 5 and under, Mouse Timer doesn't have a lot of options. But that can be a good thing, especially for very young kids. Visual timers can be extraordinarily helpful for kids to stay on task or meet a timed goal for reading, homework, household tasks, and more. If kids can keep their eyes on their work more than on the mouse, it's a great way to visualize the passing of time. Of course, as a free app, it's extremely simple and doesn't have a ton of options, but if you just need a basic way to measure time, this fits the bill!

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Subjects: Math : counting
  • Skills: Self-Direction : motivation, time management, working efficiently
  • Pricing structure: Free (optional in-app purchase $.99)
  • Release date: June 9, 2017
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: LITALICO
  • Version: 1.0.5
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: July 11, 2020

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