Time Timer in a Montessori Environment
Fostering independent learning.
Whether the time seems to pass slowly or quickly, Time Timer products show Montessori students an accurate visual representation of passing time and doesn’t require an understanding of numbers and time. It can be as simple as increasing the ability to focus on a task at hand or easing the anxiety associated with transitioning between activities. By making time a concrete visual, students gain the confidence and focus they need to succeed. It has been clinically proven to increase self-regulation in children and fosters independence and focus in a positive learning environment.
The Time Timer® visual timer is an innovative, simple time management tool designed to “show” the passage of time through the use of a patented red disk. As time elapses, the colored disk disappears.
"Time Timer really provided the children with a sense of empowerment and independence, which is what Montessori is all about. This was a way for them not to have to lean into me as the adult in the room... The Time Timer became another part of their environment that they could use to help foster their independence... and really give them a sense of pride when they were able to get their work finished."
– Anita Calo, Educator