1. Establish good habits.Use the timer in the bathroom to teach children how long they should be brushing their teeth (at least 2 minutes).
2. Keep games fair.Replace the sand timer in a board game. (Sand doesn't ding to let you know that time is up.)
3. Time exercises.Who can look at a watch while holding a yoga pose?
4. Save your voice.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!