Count Down/Up Timer for Screen Time
March 11, 2016 4:37 AM   Subscribe

Need a timer I can use either online, app or physical that will allow my daughter to have it count up while she is working online and down while she is playing online. Difficulty: I want to be able to add time independently of the countup.

My daughter (8) buys play time on the computer by doing online learning (reading, math, etc.). I'm looking for something that she/I can use to track this time. Like an electronic version of an hour glass that we can flip when she changes from work to play. I've thought about a real hourglass, but the sand would finish and she/I wouldn't notice and just keep going and I would also like to be able to add/remove time manually like giving her an extra fifteen minutes when she does some difficult chore (which I cannot do with an hourglass).

I can do it manually with two timers, but is there any possible way in the world this exists in one timer?
posted by orsonet to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Would the Time Timer be helpful?
posted by SMPA at 4:51 AM on March 11, 2016 [1 favorite]

I like the Datexx Timecubes, but they're set intervals only.
posted by zamboni at 5:40 AM on March 11, 2016

If you have an iPhone, how about the Easy UP/down Timers? I have (and love) the paid version, with 25 timers. But you would probably be fine with the free 3-timer version.
posted by merejane at 9:44 AM on March 11, 2016

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