Timers for ADHD Children

ADDitude readers -- and their attention deficit children -- put three timers to the test.

My Time Activity Timer

Courtesy of My Time Timer, LLC

My Time Activity Timer, mytimeactivitytimer.com

Reviewer: Amy, mom of Aidan, 8, and Andrew, 6

The Challenge: Aidan struggles with homework, and we used the oven timer to help him manage how long he should be working on each assignment. I want Aidan to manage his own time rather than having me monitor it for him.

The Solution: My Time Activity Timer has buttons with icons representing different activities -- TV, video games, computer. You set the timer for a selected activity, and a voice recording gives 10- and five-minute warnings until time is up. I struggled to set the timer, but my sons found it easy to use. The warnings were a little muffled, but the boys caught on quickly. They were excited to monitor time on their own.


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