Bought for my 4 year old to help with getting ready for school. I had reached breaking point and so far, this tool has been a lifesaver. Used in conjunction with reward stickers this timer has motivated my daughter and being able to see the time actually moving has been very helpful to her. She now is happy to get herself ready as it has become a fun game. 5 minutes is just right for her age group. It is particuarly useful for leaving the house - coats and shoes have to be put on within the five minutes and then we leave the house. Has been essential for getting out on time!