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Hi

 

Can anybody tell me where I can purchase a large egg/sandtimer? Went on a Knowledge and Understanding course recently where they had a large chunky child friendly one which would be great for a sense of time, taking turns and playing games etc (and the children could play with it too - only kidding!)

 

Look forward to hearing from anyone who has one or knows where I can get one. Many thanks in advance.

 

Deb :o

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Hi Deb

 

I had a quick look in some of our catalouges (excuse my spelling) and although galt etc do have them, they are very pricey.

 

Have a look in Hawkins Bizarre if theres one near you as I seem to think I saw a large novelty one in there a while back but I'm not certain.

 

I did a quick froogle search too - it didn't show much

 

This site had a large egg timer but there was no picture available, not sure if thats of any use to you as I'm not sure what it's like.

 

http://www.chulmleigh-hardware.co.uk/Recor...?PR_REF=7212477

 

Sorry, not much more help if I come across anything I'll let you know - happy hunting

 

Nic x

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Can't remember exactly which catalogues have them, but I've been thinking about getting some to regulate the use of our bikes, and I'm fairly sure I've seen them in either: Consortium, Hope, or NES Arnold. They're expensive mind - I want one each for 4 bikes - all 5 min timers and the only reason I haven't bitten the bullet yet is because they cost so much.

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Guest tinkerbell

ypo (YORKSHIRE PURCHASING) do 1min 3min and 5 min big chunky ones.Sorry dont know the cost but my reception children love them.

Tinkerbell

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HI we get ours from Nexus... as you say they are great for turn taking etc. I use my 3 minute one on the interactive whiteboard. The children sit on spot markers (our bus stop) and they move up a space after each turn :)

we've also got little ones (bought from the pound shop) for turns at the pc and for table top games

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I tried to buy some of these a few months ago but they wouldnt deliver to a home address and to go to the playgroup would have meant the vicarage which would have meant getting them sometime never. The ones I FOUND WERE QUITE CHEAP TOO BUT i CANT REMEMBER THE SITE. There is another name other than 'egg timer' to type I think? :D

 

 

Just look at that typing!!!! :o

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We also have the 1, 3 and 5 minute ones - from ESPO (equivalent to the Yorkshire one I guess as ours is Eastern Shires Purchasing I believe!)

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I've received a catalogue today in with Nursery World from "Reflections on Learning" (www.reflectionsonlearning.co.uk - tel: 01732 225850) they do 7 different coloured TickiT sand timers from 30 seconds to 30 minutes which cost from £9.95 to £12.95, these are 160x70mm. They also do some twice this size, their Mega Timers are £29.95 and come in 1, 3 and 5 mins. Prices exclude VAT. Although they have a website, I couldn't see the timers on it.

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Many thanks for all your help. Have found pack of 3 (30 sec, 1 min & 5 min) fromt he Consortium online for £32 approx. Will take back all your suggestions to use in pre-school, especially tidy up time! Thanks again.

Deb

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