Let’s talk about transitions/Schedule. Do your kids have trouble getting off the iPad?

How do you all handle it?


  • Set clear expectations and time limit each time child uses the device
  • Configure your device's Restrictions (Settings > General > Restrictions)
  • Utilize a First-Then board to show "first iPad then ___"
  • Visual or auditory timer (ex. Time Timer)
  • App Suggestion: Game Time Limit for Parents ($0.99) | iTunes App Store - adult sets up passcode to stop alarm

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  • Visual Schedules
    • First Then Visual Schedule ($1.99) | Developer's web site | iTunes App Store
      • FEATURES:
        • Customizable - import images from computer or take pictures with iPhone\iTouch (4th generation) & record audio
        • Stock image library of common images
        • 3 different formats (full screen, split screen, & list)
        • Checklist feature
        • Search bar







    • iCommunicate | Developer's web site
      • for iPad ($49.99) | iTunes App Store
      • for iPhone \ iPod Touch ($34.99) | iTunes App Store
      • FEATURES:
        • Customizable - import images from computer or take pictures with iPhone\iTouch (4th generation) & record audio
        • Included image library of over 100 photos
        • Over 10,000 SymbolStix images available (load from Info tab)
        • Text-to-speech
        • 2 formats (10x4 grid or Task Completion)
        • Checklist feature
        • Print capability with iOS 4.2








    • iPrompts ($49.99) | iTunes App Store
      • FEATURES:
        • Customizable - import images from computer, take pictures with iPhone\iTouch (4th generation), or add an image from the web using built-in search
        • Schedules can include many images or even just two
        • "Starter" image library includes hundreds of illustrations and pictures across many categories
        • Visual Countdown Timer - displays selected image along with a graphical countdown timer
        • Choice Prompt - present choices in a visual format