Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Good Free App of the Day: Potty Training Time - Done with Diapers? App for potty training

Ready for some high tech help with potty training that your child will love?  If you are like me in, Chiberia aka Chicago, we are stuck indoors with nowhere to go, and this can be a great time of year to work on potty training! Potty Training Time from Two Little Hands is my favorite app to get kids excited to start potty training. This fantastic app allows kids to get a call from Rachel, and it includes a sticker chart, a book, memory game, video and helpful potty training tips.

If you would like to download Potty Training Time (Free, iPhone/iPad), please support Smart Apps for Special Needs and use the link provided:

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This app contains in-app purchases.  It does contain external links to the official Potty Time website.
Note: You don't need to buy the adds-in to get great use of this app and it's features!

What I adore about this app is that you can use it on the go with your children, on your phone or tablet. This allows parents, caregivers and teachers to provide a very consistent potty training program, especially if you are using a sticker rewards chart system. For many young children, the idea of having to wait to go home to put a sticker on a chart can be too much. Many children with special needs feel best when they have their favorite tools or rewards systems with them.

Children love getting calls from Rachel. Many families may recognize Rachel from the well known sign language videos and apps created by Signing Time. Rachel seems almost magical to kids when they get a call from her about their successes or their accidents. Families who have children with hearing impairments or loss may appreciate that Rachel signs throughout her phone call! It is wonderful to see children be actively rewarded for trying and to receive a gentle reminder to try again.

My other favorite part of this app is the accompanying book which features Hopkins, a lovable frog, that is learning to read his body's cues to tell him when he has to go. I can't tell you how many kids love to read Hopkins, while they sit on the potty. For many children with special needs, reading the book before trying will help them become familiar with the routine of using the potty and get comfortable with the idea before you begin a potty training program.

The memory game is incredibly useful for children that need help sitting for a bit on the potty. It can keep kids occupied and distracted if they find sitting on the potty uncomfortable or have a difficult time waiting long enough to finish all of their business.

The Two Little Hands Company has a wonderful Facebook page worth checking out, including many testimonials from families of children with special needs. I highly recommend checking out many of these fun and inspiring stories! You can post your own potty success on Facebook with the app!

From iTunes:

From hugs and high-fives to stickers and Snickers, there are many ways to encourage potty training. With the new POTTY TIME app, you have eight new ways to celebrate your child’s potty training success:

Get a call from Rachel
Read a book together
Watch a video together
Play a game together
Chart your child’s success on your mobile device
Print a success chart for your fridge
Give your child a certificateBrag about your child on our Facebook page

Tamara is excited to have been done with diapers for almost 11 years! 

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