It is visual. It clearly indicates the time for the person. HOWEVER, we don’t always have access to a time timer or sometimes the battery has run out what are we to do…….Do you have a smartphone? You can both use a free timer app on it or if you want to be fancy there is an app for a time timer. http://www.timetimer.com/store/product/13/iphone-and-ipod-touch-app.
This had me thinking of other things that sometimes we need to be creative in what we are using. Once I lost my bingo chips so we substituted squares of construction paper. The children loved it! So now during the holidays I will substitute picture squares. During a recent Halloween activity,we used pictures of costumed children rather than bingo chips.
There have been times that my picture schedule has mysteriously vanished or I have been asked to cover a student unexpectedly. I then use a white board to write or draw out a schedule.
What have you needed to substitute? How has it worked?