Here are some uses for your timer from realsimple.com:
* Use the timer in the bathroom to teach children how long they should be brushing their teeth (at least 2 minutes).
* Replace the sand timer in a board game. (Sand doesn’t ding to let you know that time is up.)
* Time exercises. Who can look at a watch while holding a yoga pose?
* Set it when you first call the family to dinner. When the timer rings, they must stop checking e-mail and come to the table, pronto!