iPhone Teaches Kids to Share

Last week, i saw Cym's (@ceemee) tweet about a sharing application. I got curious and downloaded it right away. It's a nice way to teach kids to take turns.  It's particularly useful for kids who need to learn how to share a family iPad, a toy, or take turns when watching TV at home.

3 Easy Steps to Sharing:

STEP 1: Upload the child's picture so that they will know it's their turn even if they cannot read yet. You will also be asked for their names.

STEP 2: Select the number of minutes for each turn. It can go from 1 minute to 1 hour.
STEP 3: Click on GO! The timer will immediately start running. It will tell the user when he or she has 10 seconds left (yes, the application talks!). The current user will see his or her picture at the bottom center of the screen. The person next in line will have his or her picture at the top center.
I programed Troy and Dawn on my iPhone and showed it to them. Both of them kept on laughing at their pictures on the screen. They were also excited that it became a game to them. They would set it to 1 minute and pass the iPhone to the next person when their time runs out. They were not using the application as a share timer for other toys - they were sharing the application itself! haha! Oh well...

Try it for your kids. They might just enjoy the concept of sharing. The application on the iPhone is called Storybots Share Timer. Search for it on the App Store.

Cym Marzan  – (June 6, 2013 at 10:35 AM)  

Hi Tiffany! It's funny that the share timer became a game itself! At least they were practising on it and are willing to pass it on after their time is up. How old is shobe?

Tiffany  – (June 6, 2013 at 11:27 AM)  

True! :) Thanks for sharing that with me. Dawn is now 2 and 3 months old :)

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