KazuTime

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KazuTime

With KazuTime, your children can see, hear and feel time in an intuitive way, while having fun following Kazu, an adventurous husky puppy. Unlike traditional timers with their abstract displays, KazuTime illustrates and teaches time passing through its star puppy in an interactive and entertaining way. Layered with multiple cognitive cues that show time elapsing, KazuTime makes it easy for children to understand how time works. Available on iOS and Android in English, Spanish, French, and German. The app features an Arctic landscape, but forest and beach themes are available for purchase.

KazuTime uses an innovative task function to motivate kids to complete tasks on time while accumulating rewards in the form of shooting stars. Children pick their very own puppy – Faby, Milly or Sammy – to run alongside Kazu and finish their activity, be it homework, music practice, getting ready for bed, or dressing for school in the morning. Custom tasks and photos may be uploaded.

In The Guardian article, “A Stopwatch on the Brain’s Perception of Time”, Marc Gozlan writes, “Very young children ‘live in time’ before gaining an awareness of its passing. They are only able to estimate time correctly if they are made to pay attention to it, experiencing time in terms of how long it takes to do something. ‘For a three-year-old, time is multifaceted, specifically related to each action,’ explains Professor Sylvie Droit-Volet. At the age of five or six a child is able to transpose the duration it has learned to associate with a particular action (pressing a rubber ball) to another (pulling on a lever). ‘They begin to [realize] that a single time continuum exists separately from individual actions,’ she adds."

The benefits of using KazuTime are endless. Parents and caregivers will love how the app makes daily routines, including brushing teeth, grocery shopping, and screen-time easy and peaceful. Teachers will appreciate how KazuTime can help manage timed classroom activities and support the understanding of time passing.

Created by professional educators and therapists seeking ways to increase the focus and concentration needed for optimum learning in children, KazuTime’s distinctive "beginning," "time elapsing" and "end of task" features allow children to pace themselves and help gauge the time needed to perform a task.

As an added benefit, KazuTime allows children to better anticipate the end of a task, reducing anxiety associated with having to complete sometimes difficult tasks in a given timeframe. Recognizing the conclusion of an activity helps kids regulate their behavior and reduce negative reactions.

FEATURES:
• Easy to set timer
• Audio and vibration options – turn on/off audible and vibrate alerts
• Optional task mode – select a friend Faby, Milly or Sammy
• Saved task and timer mode
• Upload option for customized task picture and description
• Reward board counts the number of shooting starts accumulated
• Select start color for the sky – it fades as time elapses
• Time display bar
• Multiple themes: Arctic landscape default, forest and beach available for purchase
• Awake mode: Keeps the device from sleep mode when the app is on


Devices and Platforms Supported: Android , iPhone / iPad

App Categories: Family & Children

Nominated for: 2016 October Awards
Platinum Award
Best Educational App

Price: $2.99

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