The Quick Kids app was developed by a London based Montessori teacher and Mum of a 6 year old boy who takes FOREVER to do everything!
With necessity being the mother of invention, this app was created after endless nagging, moaning and pleading with my son to get things done. The simple daily request to put his pyjamas on and brush teeth would turn into a nightmare, as would getting his school uniform on or doing his homework…enough was enough!
This app challenges children to ‘beat the clock’; if they succeed a star is automatically added to a reward chart. Your children will be so keen to press the stop button before the clock counts down to zero, that they’ll be totally focused on the task they have been asked to complete. Staring out of the window or becoming side tracked by their toys will become a thing of the past! With the added incentive of adding stars to their reward chart and the promise of a reward when their chart has been filled up they really will become ‘quick kids!’
The countdown clock can be set for the required amount of time for each particular task, allowing parents to decide how much time is needed for each particular chore.
They can also create the reward chart with as many star boxes as they like, tailoring it to each child to ensure their child retains their motivation. Younger children, for example, may respond well to a smaller reward chart so that they can easily earn all their stars. Whilst older children should be able to use a larger reward chart, giving parents the option to use the timer for various activities including homework exercises.
This app encourages children to be quick in the tasks and chores they have been set by using an audible and visual count down; there is a stop watch and a progress bar, making it easy to see how much time is left, and colours also change as the time ticks by. This app could help children to feel more confident and proud of their achievements and behavior and will help reduce parental stress!
“Inspired! by RelaxedMumOfOne - Five stars *****
I love this app. It really works as a motivator for my little girl. I used to find getting ready for school a real battle of will but with this she just gets on and does it herself without my having to keep telling her to get a move on. We now have a harmonious start to the day – bliss! Finally, a REALLY USEFUL app for my phone. Thank
“Excellent Idea by JoyMrs – Five Stars *****
So glad I downloaded this App! My daughter took sooo long eating her meals, food was always stone cold and there was so much nagging (and shouting!). She is now excited to use the app, watching the clock counting down whilst eating all her food up. She is always pleased when she presses the stop button and sees her new star flashing – what a great idea!”
Quick Kids can…
- Help to speed up children’s homework
- Encourage children to eat their meals up in good time
- Help children to complete chores without the need for constant nagging
- Help to create a more harmonious relationship between parent and child
- Be a fun way for children to get all kinds of tasks done
Quick Kids for Parents is…
- A convenient way to encourage required behavior
- A new tool to help reduce family stress
- An easy way to make the busiest times of the day run a little more smoothly!
Quick Kids for Kids will…
- Encourage independence
- Be a fun way to complete tasks
- Reduce the amount of nagging and shouting from parents