Kiddie Countdown Activity Timer App

Looking for a visual timer for young children?

A colleague I work with (thank you Gail for this great find!) found this great free visual timer – Kiddie Countdown Activity Timer Free  – for the  young students she works with.

The Kiddie Countdown Activity Timer counts down using visuals of the stop sign.

It provides a yellow forewarning signal -!- at a time prior to the descending countdown time which is customizable with about 15 sounds to choose from ranging from animal sounds, to horn, applause, bells, school among others.

It ends with a stop sign and a time’s up sound at finish that can be customizable with the same sounds as described above.

A button or X to stop the time’s up sound is provided that can allow the student to engage in the process of being “done” with the current activity.  The warning sound can also be customized using the same choices of sounds as the time’s up.

You can set the countdown time only in minutes with a range from 1 minute to 23 hours and 59 minutes.

There are two different choices in the display settings for the visual timer – Shapes or Sweep. The sweep shows the time lapsing as shown in the outside rim of the picture above. The Shape choice presents circle when time starts, diamond for the warning picture and stop sign for time’s up.

There are other great apps for visual timing, however this provides universal signs for young children along with a forewarning sound and visual Stop at the end that are familiar to them.

Kid friendly with universal signs recognized and used with most young children the Kiddie Countdown Activity Timer app is available for iPod, iPhone, iPad Free or $.99 if you want the ad removed from it.

Thanks Gail – this is a great find!


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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2 Responses to Kiddie Countdown Activity Timer App

  1. Awesome find. I am going to post about this one on my blog as well. Love the simplicity of it.

  2. Pingback: Visual Timer Apps | OT's with Apps

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