Time is an abstract concept, and Time Timer provides a concrete representation of that concept. For both adults and children, seeing time elapse makes it easier to focus and anticipate transitions. With many parents continuing to work from home while also caring for young children, here are 7 tips to help.
As a community largely comprised of educators and parents, we have an opportunity and an obligation to have the difficult conversations with our students and our children. These young people are the future of our country and if we do not take a moment to have age-appropriate conversations about the history of race and race relations and how it impacts us all today, we will have not only failed our children but also our nation. It is OK to feel uncomfortable…what is most important is that we start talking, with our children, and with each other. Kindness and a message of inclusion and compassion delivered now can be carried forward for a lifetime of the next generation and for generations to come.
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.June is time to raise awareness and offer our support. Today we discuss what Alzheimer’s is and why it is so important to honor it. The best way we can do our part is by raisingawarenessand starting conversations about Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.
Todaymarks the 9th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Today is about bringing awareness to digital access and inclusion for people with all abilities. GAAD was started by 2 men passionate about starting conversations and spreading awareness. Today we discuss more about GAAD and how you can be involvedand continue the conversation.
Whether you’re working from home for the first time or you’ve been telecommuting for a while, you may be finding it challenging during this unprecedented time to stay focused and be productive and peaceful as you work remotely. We’ve put together a few tips to help you succeed.
We’re highlightingthe schools that have popped uparound the world within thehomeand the teacherswhohave had to adapt.Members of ourTime Timerteamshare howteachershave been helping their children transition to learningathome andwhatthey appreciatemoreabout teachers because of this experience.
This year, Autism Awareness Month looks a little different. Because of the current school closures, schedule changes, and the unknowns, there is growing anxiety. This can be especially difficult for families with children with autism. As we wrap up Autism Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight some tools that may help with the anxiety that has come along with this uncertaintime.
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Time Timer, along with a group of companies that create sensory tools for individuals with autism, curated the Nine Notable Sensory Essentials to help individuals (and, especially, children) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) navigate everyday life without sensory overload. Autism currently affects one in 59 children in the U.S. and their families.
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Sensory Activities for At-Home
Because of school closures and the change in your learning environment, you may need sensory activities and exercises for your children at home. Here are some videos we found that we thought families would enjoy and can do together!
The first one is an exercise sensory activity that you can do on a nice day in your driveway, down the sidewalk, or street (but be careful and watch for cars)!
The second video is a sensory activity you can make with supplies found around the house! This one focuses on practicing numbers and letters butcan be used for anything.
There are so many more to explore on Youtubeif you are looking for activities to do with your child at home!
If you are looking for more resources during this time of unknowns, theAutism Society has a page designed specifically for that. They have created toolkits for families by topic. You can find educational, mental health, lifestyle, and so many more resources. You can access all this information at this link https://www.autism-society.org/covid-19/.
Time Timer is Here to Help Ease Anxieties
As long as we have the ability to distribute products, and as long as kids are at home, we are offering structure, peace of mind, and free shipping on all orders within the United States. We would love to help you and your child during this time.
In addition to the free shipping, we are offering 20% off all products on our website. All you have to do is purchase from TimeTimer.com and use the code HOME2020. For a limited time. Retail Only. Valid in the US only.
Also, to further help families at home, the Time Timer apps for iOS and Android(available on the Apple Store and Google Play)are free of cost. This can give you an instant visual timer to help regulate routines, schedules, and ease transitions in the home. We are here to help.
Today we have advice straight from a Pediatric OT, Taelor Millsap, on how to navigate this time of disruption and uncertainty. She has given 5 ways to help kids establish a sense of control and improve their engagement at home.
With many schools closed due to COVID-19, there has been renewed (and much deserved!) appreciation for educators and everything they do to support our young people. We’re pleased to share the third post in our School Spotlight series, and here we shine a bright light on the Maryland School for the Blind in Baltimore.
Are you a parent or educator? Make Every Moment Count: Parents & Educators, brought to you by Time Timer, is a new Facebook group designed for you! Join us for inspiration, tips, and resources, including free worksheets designed to help you navigate this time of at-home learning.