Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Giveaway!


Who doesn’t love a holiday giveaway?  I see my Facebook friends sharing photos and liking posts all over the place to enter giveaway contests, and I may have joined in a few myself.  Many, though, I ignore, because I know that if I won the item being given away it would just end up collecting dust. 
 
But not this one!
 
As long-time readers here know, I don’t give away a lot of stuff.  I don’t want to endorse products that I don’t actually use, and I don’t want to seem like I’m working for a company or selling something.  When I mention a product by name on the blog, it’s only because I like it, I use it, it works, and I think that it might be useful for some of my readers. Back in March I mentioned one such product-the Time Timer.
 
 
 
The Time Timer is a clever timer with a large disappearing red section that shows the amount of time left for an activity.  It provides a clear, visual representation of how much time Maya has left in an activity, before a transition, how long something has to cook for, etc.  There are really a ton of different ways to use it.  This (short) video gives a bit more information about the Time Timer:
 
 
 
 
 
The folks at Time Timer have generously donated a 3” TimeTimer to give away to one lucky reader.  I love the fact that it has a cover that flips over the top---and so does one of our speech therapists, who tosses hers into her big bag-of-tricks that she carries from session to session.  The 3” timer also has the same optional audio alert that our 8” timer sounds when the time is up—a short, clear 2 beeps, not a loud ring (which can be a bit jarring for some kids).
 
Here’s how we use our Time Timer at home:
     -time left on an undesirable task
     -time until we go _____ (wherever we’re going)
     -cooking
     -time-outs
     -time left until we need to clean up (or other transitions)


(back in March with our 8" timer)

If you’re a parent, a therapist, a teacher, a grandparent, a babysitter—basically, anyone who is around kids, there are a ton of ways to use the Time Timer---and now you have a chance to win one for free!



Giveaway Details: Entries will be accepted until midnight (EST) on Weds, December 19th, and a winner will be announced on Thursday, December 20th.  Winner will be chosen from the comments left on this blog post (see the various ways to enter, below) using this random number generator (random.org link).  Irrelevant comments (like “Thanks for the giveaway”) will not be counted as entries.  If you do not complete the mandatory entry, your other entries won’t count.  If the winner doesn't claim their prize within 48 hours I will pick another number.

Here's how to enter:  (you can enter up to 5 times)

**Please remember to leave a separate comment below for each entry, and please remember to include an email address so that I can contact you if you win!**

Mandatory Entry:  You must complete this entry to be entered in the contest.  Go “like” Time Timer’s Facebook page (here).  Then, leave a comment on this blog post that says “I like Time Timer on Facebook.”

Optional Additional Entries:
     -Follow Time Timer on Twitter (@TimeTimer).  Then, leave a comment below that says “I follow
      Time Timer on Twitter.”
    
     -“Like” Uncommon Sense Blog (here) on Facebook. Then, leave a comment below that says “I
       like Uncommon Sense on Facebook.”

     -Follow us on Twitter (@UncommonBlogger).  Then, leave a comment below that says “I follow
      you on Twitter.”

     -Leave a comment telling me who you are---a parent, an SLP, a teacher, a grandparent, a 
      babysitter, etc.  Just because I’m curious J


Good luck, everyone!



Disclaimer: I don't work for Time Timer and I didn't receive any money or items from them in exchange for this blog post. 

69 comments:

Wandering Heart said...

I like Time Turner on Facebook. tgorman2 at nd dot edu

Wandering Heart said...

I like Uncommon Sense on Facebook. tgorman2 at nd dot edu

Wandering Heart said...

I follow Time Turner on Twitter. tgorman2 at nd dot edu

Wandering Heart said...

I follow you on Twitter. tgorman2 at nd dot edu

Wandering Heart said...

And I'm a college student who thinks Maya (and Will) are incredibly adorable. I would read your blog just for photos and videos. But I also find your blog very informative--I hope to adopt children with special needs when I graduate and I like learning ahead of time. tgorman2 at nd dot edu

Emily said...

I have liked Uncommon Sense on facebook for a while ;)

Emily said...

I like Time Timer on Facebook

TwinMommyOT said...

I like Time Timer on Facebook!

TwinMommyOT said...

I like Uncommon Sense on Facebook!

TwinMommyOT said...

I am a parent and an occupational therapist

Melissa Burton said...

I like Time Timer on Facebook. Missybunc1@gmail.com

C said...

I like Time Timer on Facebook.
-Cassandra [cstafford(dot)slp(at)gmail(dot)com]

motherhoodandotheradventures said...

I like Time Timer on FB. mamacarlson09@yahoo.com

C said...

I follow Time Timer on Twitter.
-Cassandra [cstafford(dot)slp(at)gmail(dot)com]

motherhoodandotheradventures said...

I like Uncommon Sense on FB. mamacarlson09@yahoo.com

C said...

I like Uncommon Sense on Facebook.
-Cassandra [cstafford(dot)slp(at)gmail(dot)com]

motherhoodandotheradventures said...

I'm the mother of a 3 year old boy with special needs (and a 7 week old little girl too!)

C said...

I follow you on Twitter.
-Cassandra (@VlinderCT) [cstafford(dot)slp(at)gmail(dot)com]

C said...

I am a SLP.
-Cassandra [cstafford(dot)slp(at)gmail(dot)com]

Anonymous said...

hi. i love your blog, love to read about your beautiful daughter maya who has many of the same challenges as my 10 year old daughter shravonie. she is non-verbal and we are on a aac quest for a little over 2 years. it seems we are finally settling on the dynavox maestro - anyway, another story for another day:) i would love to have the super timer/clock - i have 4 children aged 5 through 15 all with various special needs. we would use the timer for many things as it seems you do! anne in ny
annecarlo10@msn.com

Anonymous said...

i liked timed timer on facebook. annecarlo10@msn.com

Sarah said...

I'm an early childhood special educator turned stay at home mom. I've loved reading about Maya's communication progress since she began the AAC journey. It has thrilled me to see her success. I'm a blog facebook fan and a time timer facebook fan, Sarah e cannon @ gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I liked time timer on Facebook!

FrederickNicoleL@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like uncommonsense on facebook. Kellyedelstein at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm a parent. kellyedelstein at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I am a graduate SLP student who will be graduating in May with my Masters. I hope to work with special needs children.

FrederickNicoleL@yahoo.com

Marissa said...

I like Time Turner on Facebook.

Marissa said...

I like Uncommon Sense on Facebook (and have for a while)

Marissa said...

I am a mom to twin boys, one of whom has a rare chromosome disease and is projected to be non-verbal. WE SHALL SEE. But I got into your blog from the AAC angle, as I foresee us using one with him (he's only 10 months right now). His oral motor skills are very delayed, so I keep looking for tips on that, too. :) (And yes, he's in EI.)

Brenda Rhodes said...

I like Time Timer on Facebook! Rhodesrunner@att.net

Brenda Rhodes said...

I like Uncommon Sense on Facebook. Rhodesrunner@att.net

Brenda Rhodes said...

I love your blog! This Time Tumer would be wonderful for my grandkids and an answer to the age old question "how long til...". Being able to see the red timed portion get smaller is genius! Why can't I ever think of something like this? Maya rocks and I know she will be a wonderful big sister to Wil (Timed or no! :)) Thanks for sharing your life with us! Rhodesrunner@att.net

Emily said...

And who I am is a friend, respite care provider, and student practicum advisor... and HUGE admirer of yours!

Emily said...

Oh, and I'm also not so great at follow directions, I see...
I am Emily (liked Time Timer on f/b, like YOU on f/b, and told you who I am... but didn't tell you my email!)
martinelloe@hotmail.com

AMY said...

I like Time Timer on Facebook. yateanm @ hotmail.com

Aly Salli said...

I like Time Timer on Facebook! I'm a School Psychologist and this would be great for my students! salliali_10@hotmail.com

AMY said...

I'm a speech therapist in a school and would love to have this for my clients. yateanm @ hotmail.com

Rebecca said...

I like time Timer on facebook!

Rebecca said...

I also like Uncommon Sense on facebook. And I have for a while!

Rebecca said...

I am a teacher for kids with disabilities of many types. I LOVE the time timer but gave mine away to a teacher who needed it even more with her kiddos. I would love to have another one.

Tara said...

I liked Time timer on facebook. I'm a teacher with many 504/IEP kids in my classroom. This will be a super helpful tool for them!

taravh17@comcast.net

Meghan said...

I like Time Turner on FB

Meghan said...

I am a mother of two very active boys.

Meghan said...

I like Uncommon Sense.

Anonymous said...

I like Uncommon Sense on Facebook. annandalemags at yahoo/com

Cassandra Sines said...

I like Time Turner on Facebok.

Cassandra Sines said...

I follow Time Timer on Twitter.

Cassandra Sines said...

I follow Uncommon Blogger on Twitter.

Cassandra Sines said...

I am a parent to three special needs children!

Sarah said...

I liked Time Timer on FB.

Sarah said...

I like Uncommon Sense Blog on FB.

sarahseagroves@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I have had my eye on one of these timers for awhile. I have a beautiful three-year-old who has Autism, and sometimes has difficulties with transitions.

sarahseagroves@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I liked time turner on Facebook

Liz said...

I liked Time Turner on Facebook. lizdemar at gmail dot com.

Liz said...

I follow TimeTimer on Twitter. lizdemar at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I like Uncommon Sense on Facebook.

Mandy said...

I like Time Turner on FB

Mandy said...

I like Uncommon Sense on FB

Mandy said...

I am a parent of a 12 year non verbal son with special needs. I enjoy your blog and get a lot of info out of it to help me. I hope that one day in the future my son will be able to communicate with me just as maya does with you.

Rod said...

I like Time Timer on Facebook.

Liz said...

I follow you on Twitter. lizdemar at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I am the mother of a sweet little girl who has a rare genetic syndrome.

Lisa said...

I like Time Timer on Facebook.
LShen4 at yahoo dot com
Thanks!

Lisa said...

I like Uncommon Sense on Facebook.
LShen4 at yahoo dot com
Thanks!

Lisa said...

I am a mommy to a very special girl with a rare neurological disorder.
Thanks for this opportunity!
LShen4 at yahoo dot com

kris said...

I like Time Timer.

kris said...

I like Uncommon Sense Blog on fb.

kris said...

I am a teacher...AND remember the epic poem you wrote for Kurt Cobain in 9th grade ;) Does that earn me a bonus entry??

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