1 Minute Sand Timer

16cm high
Product code: B5142
  • £12.49 (inc. VAT)
  • (Delivery from £2.95 (inc. VAT) )
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One minute sand timers are ideal for helping young children with autism and other special needs to develop an understanding of time and help with daily routines. Our sand timers are sturdy and durable with moulded end caps and thick wall surrounds. The one minute sand timer contains green sand.

Sand timers are an ideal way of representing time elapsing in a concrete and visual way. This is a large one minute sand timer (16 cm high) and is very robust - ideal for young children! The one minute timer is appropriate for children who need reassurance when an activity must finish. Use the one minute sand timer to:

  • Mark a short period of time
  • Reinforce that an activity has finished
  • Help with transition from one activity to another
  • Develop the concept of time passing
  • Help a child to wait

Here are some suggested ways in which a one minute sand timer can be incorporated into daily activities:

  • Nearing the end of watching a video/film
  • Assist with 'now and next', for example, going to school, time for bath, time to get out of the bath.
  • Finishing a puzzle or game
  • Transitioning to wash hands and have tea - when the sand runs through