Pomodoro

LQ: 8.5

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Brain grade: 9
Fun score: 8

Platform/Console: , LWK Recommended Age: 4+ Thinking Skills Used: ,

Pomodoro is a focus app that sets four 25 minute timers with short breaks in-between, sometimes called the Pomodoro Method.  Simply hit the play button and the app will count down four 25 minute sessions with a 5 minute break in between.

At the end of each round of four sessions (a “Pomodoro”) you are able to take a longer 15 minute break. The free version of the app also comes with select white noise that can be played while you work. Additional features available for purchase.

The Pomodoro app does not require any reading or writing and is therefore suitable for children of all ages.


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Pomodoro  helps kids practice and improve the following skills:

Time Management:  Being efficient and aware of our use of time and effort. 

The Pomodoro app is great for building Time Management skills because there is a predictable pattern to your work and break time. Because there are four 25 minute timers with 5 minute interval breaks, you know exactly how long you have to complete a task before you can rest. At the end of this cycle, you also know there is a longer break to look forward to, helping you to manage free time as well as productive work time. This helps set reasonable goals for daily tasks and their completion. 

Focus: Getting started and then maintaining attention and effort to tasks. 

People who struggle to stay focused can find the Pomodoro app very useful because it helps “time box” their daily activities. Timeboxing is taking your daily tasks and making a goal to work on that task for a limited amount of time (ex: Studying for a math test.) If you know exactly how long you need to work on something before you can take a break, it can help increase your focus on that particular task.

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