Thursday, October 28, 2010

Time Buddy Review & Giveaway...

As the mom of two four year olds, I spend tons of time talking about, well, time.  Time is such a tough concept for little ones isn't it?  For instance, if "A" asks "When are we going to the park?" and I say "In an hour" he really does not know when that is which is why he asks that same question 27 times before the hour is up.  This time issue is something I know many other moms struggle with so I was so excited to hear about the Time Buddy.

TimeBuddy™ is an educational tool that allows parents to create a visual representation of an entire day for their children. It combines the functionality of a 24hrs clock, visual icons, and a digital clock to guide young children throughout their day. Visual icons, in the form of stickers that represent activities, are chosen by PARENTS and placed at designated times. The actual 24hr clock will point to these icons giving children cues on when to start and end an activity! It removes the from children the unknown factor of "what are we doing next!."

Oooh...I could not wait to tear into the box!  Giving A&W a visual of their day was so appealing to me!  The boys and I worked together to map out their "usual" day.  We put the nighttime sticker on, wake time, baths, tooth brushing and meals.  The stickers are reusable too so you can change the stickers and add/remove them based on your day.  For instance, there are stickers with balloons for birthday parties, a bus for school, a computer for screen time.  The Time Buddy comes with three sheets of different stickers so you can definitely find something to cover your activities. 

As soon as we started with the clock, I noticed A&W began noticing time more.  There was a lot of "Look Mommy!  The red hand is almost at the bike so soon we will go ride bikes"!  Eureka!  The Time Buddy is also helpful at bedtime when they can keep an eye on it and know that play must wind down when the hand reaches our nighttime tasks.

The Time Buddy also allows you to set three different alarms (for bedtime, dinner etc....) as well as record your own personalized greeting!  

I think the Time Buddy is an excellent way to help children to understand time management.  I know the visual aspect of the Time Buddy has made a huge impact on A&W and has really helped them to understand the routines of our day.  Thank you Time Buddy!!  I am not alone in my love for Time Buddy.  This is a new product (introduced in August) but it has already earned many awards including The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval and Dr. Toy's 100 Best Products Winner. 

You can purchase your own Time Buddy on the Time Buddy website as well as on Amazon...



















One lucky Reviewed By Mom reader is winning a Time Buddy courtesy of Go Learn Toys!  Here is how to enter...

Mandatory Entry: Tell me how you think the Time Buddy might help you and your child with routines and/or time management.  You must complete this entry for all others to count.


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5. Like Time Buddy on Facebook = 1 entry
6.  Enter one of my other giveaways and let me know you have done so = 1 entry per other giveaway entered
7.  Tweet, Facebook or blog about this giveaway & let me know where I can find it = 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry don't forget to leave your email so I can notify you if you win.   This contest is open to residents of US over 18 years old and will close on November 8th at midnight.  The winner will be notified by e-mail on November 9th and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.  Good Luck!!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with the Time Buddy for purpose of review. The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

151 comments:

3 Giggly Monsters said...

It helps well with bedtime since my son is 4 years old and has never slept through the night.
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We homeschool and I think it would help with our school day, especially with my 5 year old and the new baby.
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zeitersouth said...

What a great idea! I would use it to help my littlest guys to know when they are allowed to play there video games. I ususally let them play for 30 minutes a day and I am always hearing, "can we play NOW???"

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Shanee said...

It will help my daughter stay on track and get ready in the morning.

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floating said...

I think this would help wit bed time
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Pam Livingston said...

Oh my goodness this is great! It is perfect to help establish routines, playtime, and the kids can actual see when a "special" reward is given, gives them something to look forward to.

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shelissa said...

I have a 5 yr old Borderline austic son. I think this clock is awsome and would help him with his routine.
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Anonymous said...

I think that this is great! Everyone needs to know what time it is and this helps parents stay on track too. It is a win win for all.

Ellie said...

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I think it would help with time management by teaching how we can use the clock to keep us consistent!
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meeyeehere said...

This would be really helpful in my potty training with my son
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22bmommy2 said...

This would greatly help my kids understand better the concept of getting ready for the day (or for bed) in a timely manner (you know, not taking a full hour to just get dressed!)...I've been trying several different ways to explain time to them. This would be a fun way!

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I think this would help us avoid arguements about bedtime!
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Rebecca W said...

The time buddy could help my family remember when its bedtime and when its time to get out of timeout!
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Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Wow- great idea- this would help us get ready in the morning!!!

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Time Buddy would help my grandson learn how to tell time and help him figure out when to be ready for school.

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I want to tr it to keep us on schedule!

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Louis H said...

my little one is learning the clock and time buddy would help visualizing the different times

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Heather R said...

I think it will help my daughter know what and when things are expected of her throughout the day. Especially when to pick up her toys before dinner!

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ruslady said...

it would be a definite help with bedtime and TV time, so my kids wouldn't ask million times when they can do so and so
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this toy would help kids understand the idea of time, and it will be easy to navigate through the day for them
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Tylerpants said...

Since my son cant tell time, the Time Buddy would be a super alternative to a regular clock to teach him a routine so he can see what "happens" next. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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Cool giveaway! My youngster needs to "see" time. This is quite the hands on/visual way to help learning time & understanding the concept of time - ABSTRACT as it is. Thanks for hosting!

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It would help with morning routine as well as bedtime. My son struggles with doing these things and this would be a great fun thing to do.

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