Sand timers add fun to many games by setting time limits, and can help children overcome distraction in simple tasks : "You have a minute to get your books out/ write your name/etc.", or "You have five minutes to finish that task..."
Sand timers on an individual child's desk are great for keeping noisy children/compulsive wanderers etc under control. Mix with reward, and start with an attainable target - it may only be a minute. "If you can keep silent/still etc for ... you get a merit". Increase the target time by one or three minutes: either just turn over the sand timer or use an additional one. children with ADHD seem to find this particluarly helpful
The 5 minute timers are made in heir own unique mould, designed specially for this duration.
- 5 minute - Orange - $10.50
- 3 minute - Red - $9.50
- 2 minute - Blue - $8.50
- 1 minute - Black - $7.50
- 30 Seconds - Green - $6.50