"By introducing the Gametimer, I have started to regulate and control gaming time."
D. van Houts te Wijchen
When the Gametimer is set up, the device is ready to use.
Turn the Gametimer so the green side is on top and the time begins to run. The set times are shown on the display and via the 10 LEDs.
Placing Gametimer horizontally will put it on pause. This means you can continue later without losing time. Two beeps will sound every minute, and every 15 seconds after 5 minutes; this makes it clear that the Gametimer is in pause mode, meaning a choice has to be made between stop or play.
Turn the Gametimer so the red side is on top to stop playing. When the playing time for the day has been used up, the Gametimer will emit a sound that will not stop until “stop” is activated. It is now no longer possible to set Gametimer to “play” without the sound going off again.
New gaming time will be available again the next day. If you want to increase or decrease the amount of time your child has on certain days, you can set this up via the settings screen of the Gametimer app. This is useful on holidays or weekends for example.
The purpose of the Gametimer
By using the Gametimer, children learn to deal with their maximum daily screen time in an educational manner. Gametimer helps to set clear rules and teaches children to become more aware of their screen time. This way, children learn that regularly taking breaks is an important part of gaming and screen time. But also that they can decide for themselves when and for how long they can play games, up until their maximum screen time for that day has been reached. This allows them to become more conscious about their screen time, and teaches them to plan and divide their time in front of a screen better and more efficiently.Discover more benefits of the Gametimer
Suppose your child goes to bed at 9pm
but is watching a movie that ends at 9.10 pm.
How do you deal with this situation?