Alarm clocks give any child more independence, including deaf children, who aren’t always aware of their household starting its new day.
Clocks For Children and Teens
The Wake’n’Shake jumbo alarm clock has a large face that may be easiest for kids to read and has two parts, a clock and a vibrating shaker.
Teens with iPods or iPhones can try the iLuv Vibro II alarm clock docker, offered online in four colours and stocked by DID Electrical (Ireland).
Before my own (vibrating) alarm clock was given to me as a kid, my little sister had to bring me back to the land of the living every morning.
Her enjoyment was shattered the day my new Shake-Awake clock arrived. Unlike today’s compact digital models, this clock consisted of two parts.
The clock, with a face and alarm-button, was linked by a cable to a beige box that went under the pillow and vibrated when the alarm activated.
This clock did a great job until switched for a compact, all-in-one digital model that went into my backpack on two student summer work trips to the US.
One of those summers, a travel buddy would borrow the clock at weekends for early work starts, and put it on ‘silent’ to avoid waking her room-mate.
For anyone on a round-the-world trip who needs to wake early in crowded dorm rooms, the Vibralite vibrating wristwatch is a great product.
Good relations with dorm-mates are maintained if the alarm is on ‘silent’ and it’s safe for adventure sports as it’s water-resistant and shock-proof.
Another robust watch-alarm brand is G-Shock, whose products are water-resistant to 200 metres. The current product, ordered from eBay, arrived preset to GMT, and is still in full working order after two years of daily use and weekly hikes in Ireland’s hills.
- Waking independently, in the morning?
- G-Shock Premieres A New Digital Vibration Alarm
- The iLuv Vibro II iPhone / iPod with shaker, at DID Electrical Ireland
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