Friday, October 8, 2010

TimeBuddy Review & Giveaway

This is TimeBuddy, a fantastic 24 hour clock to help your children with their daily routine, including my favorite, sleep time.  The best part about this clock that makes it stand out is that it is customizable with removable and reusable stickers! Big J's favorite part? The option to record a message for your child that plays when they push the button on the front. (This also illuminates the screen) Of course we have had to rerecord over and over and over again, but thankfully there is an off switch.
This is everything you get with TimeBuddy - Includes and activity book.
Plenty of sticker choices for customization.

Works for boys and girls.

J.C. Cedeno, President of GoLearn Toys, LLC personally struggled as a parent when he came up with the idea for TimeBuddy. His Story:

"I first became aware of the need for a product that would help children and their parents’ layout and manage daily routines while I was attending parenting classes as part of my divorce proceedings. One particular class dealt with structure and daily routines, and for the first time, all participating parents agreed that pre-school children don’t understand time as a concept, thus have great difficulty following daily routines. This caught my attention and the idea of combining a clock and visual icons popped in my head for the first time. However, it wasn’t until a year later that my own son proved to me how difficult it was for him to understand time. He would come from pre-school at 2pm and would often ask to go to the YMCA. The babysitter would explain to him that they would go at 4pm. The two hour wait time would become very conflicting as he would repeatedly ask “Are we leaving now?”. I recalled the class and the idea and decided to create a very rudimentary version of TimeBuddy which had the YMCA logo at the 4pm position which gave my son the cue “It’s time to go to the Y.” This tool proved to be so successful that in mid 2009, I decided to start developing TimeBuddy."

I agree with J.C., since using the TimeBuddy I have been woken up to "Mommy, my clock is on the crown which means it is time to get up." Yes she chose some very weird stickers for her clock, but she now knows when it is bedtime, when she can get up, when it is quiet time and one of the best when quiet time is over. Since the stickers are reusable you can change the clock as often as you like to fit your child's day. I cannot wait until a special event comes up because I usually hear from the minute we get up "are we leaving yet?". Now before Big J goes to sleep the night before we can choose a special sticker to represent our event and I do not have to answer the dreaded question, when.

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Want to purchase?  Use the Big J promotion code  tbj121blog  for free shipping at   (TimeBuddy can also be found at Promotion code ends on 10/31/2010.

Want to Win one? Go Learn Toys, LLC is giving a TimeBuddy to one Lucky Big J & Little J winner! ($34.99 value)   Contest ends midnight on October 22nd and is open to US and Canada. Winner will be chosen by and will have 48 hours to respond to the e-mail before another winner is chosen.

Mandatory Entry:  Visit TimeBuddy's website and tell me something you learned about the product. (leave a comment below)

Extra Entries: Must complete Mandatory Entry first. (Leave a separate comment for each)
  • Follow Go Learn Toys on Twitter
  • Like TimeBuddy on Facebook
  • Follow The Trials of Big J & Little J on GFC
  • Leave a comment telling me how you have helped your child with time management.

Big J and I received a TimeBuddy to use for the review from Go Learn Toys. All opinions are mine or Big J's and are 100% honest. I am also trying to get pictures of Big J with her clock but she has not been willing to sit still the last few days. (Weeks really)


  1. I now follow BigJandlittleJ with Google friend connect.

  2. I learned that you can set your own times for different activities.

  3. I have helped my daughters with time management by setting up chore/time charts on their doors so they know at what time to complete their chores

  4. I now follow Go Learn Toys on Twitter under :Our Frugal Future

  5. Not only does Time Buddy's website offer parent tips but offers teacher tips/resources as well. Which would be useful for me since I am a teacher.

  6. I follow Time Buddy on Facebook. LisaBerkery(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. I follow Go Learn Toys on Twitter. @Berksgirl

  8. I follow on GFC. LisaBerkery(at)gmail(dot)com