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Timing turns

Sand timing for kids playground
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The situation where kids need to take turns using toys or an activity, which can done only one at a time, is very common and in many cases requires the intervention of an adult. The idea is to place a sand timer near the popular activity and keep a very simple rule: when the activity is occupied and you want to be next all you need to do is flip the sand timer, and as soon as it's over it's you turn.
gamb, Mar 24 2004

My version Electroshock_20Turn_20Enforcement_20Toy
...which nobody seemed to like. [riromero, Apr 01 2005]


       A giant sand timer? Filled with yellow sandpit sand?
Detly, Mar 24 2004

       Why not have a LCD timer display physically in the TOY itself, and the toy will beep when your turn is over.
submitinkmonkey, Mar 31 2005

       I 'm trying to figure out why this doesn't strike me as an invention, and I have to admit that I can't.
Basepair, Mar 31 2005

       Thats an awesome idea.
JesusHChrist, Apr 01 2005


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