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Would You Use a Timer to Teach Time Management?

I was recently introduced to a new OnTask OnTime for Kids product, which is a "children’s illustrated task and time management system" that was created to teach lil ones how to complete tasks on their own.

It was invented by Moschel Kadokura, a mother of triplets plus one, who believes that setting up a daily routine and giving children a focal point helps them finish tasks in a timely manner.

I agree with her, but am unsure whether I have time to teach time management with a special device, or if I'd rather teach by example. And, I don't want my kids to grow up feeling rushed. There is something to be said for spontaneity. What do you think?

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lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
wow! this would be gresat for kids on the autism spectrum that are high functioning and adhd kids. the fact that there is a picture to remind them what the task is as well as the timer really helps. for everyone else, it's really just one more thing to do. i'm going to send this link to some groups i'm on :)
jibeck74 jibeck74 9 years
I don't know what to think about this yet. It sounds like something that should be evaluated by moms. Have so many moms test this item at home and see how it works for them and their family.
blackjade blackjade 9 years
I think it would be a cool thing to use once in a while like for saturday morning chores ... but at the same time, it's much easier to make a list and say "if we get everything done by 11:30 we'll be able to get to the movie on time." I could see how this might come in handy when you have multiple kids.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
Sounds like a cool idea but like you lilsugar, I just don't have the time so I'd rather lead by example.
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