Light the Way

Anything that helps kids enjoy reading is a good thing in our book. What’s even better is a tool that makes reading fun AND puts an end to the squabbles over how many reading minutes were completed. As any parent in homework-enforcing mode knows, it’s best when kids can do their own timekeeping. Today’s Grommet is the ideal reading companion for kids. It’s a bookmark with a digital timer that tracks how long a child reads. The mark-my-time Digital Bookmark works as a countdown timer, with an alarm that lets the reader know when the required reading time is finished. Or, it works as a cumulative timer, which keeps track of up to 100 hours of reading time over multiple sessions. There’s also a version that comes with a built-in reading light, which makes it even more appealing for kids to curl up with a good book. The mark-my-time Digital Booklight has an LED light that sits on an adjustable arm with a clip for attaching it to a book. The creator of these mark-my-time gadgets is Maureen Farinella, who wanted a better way to track required reading time for her daughter, Megan. Maureen teamed with her husband Joe, and together they devised an easy, reliable way for kids to monitor and store their reading times. When it’s not being used for reading, a mark-my-time bookmark also works great for monitoring music practices, timed math exercises, study sessions and more.

mark-my-time

Reading Timer & Book Light

Light the Way

Anything that helps kids enjoy reading is a good thing in our book. What’s even better is a tool that makes reading fun AND puts an end to the squabbles over how many reading minutes were completed. As any parent in homework-enforcing mode knows, it’s best when kids can do their own timekeeping. Today’s Grommet is the ideal reading companion for kids. It’s a bookmark with a digital timer that tracks how long a child reads. The mark-my-time Digital Bookmark works as a countdown timer, with an alarm that lets the reader know when the required reading time is finished. Or, it works as a cumulative timer, which keeps track of up to 100 hours of reading time over multiple sessions. There’s also a version that comes with a built-in reading light, which makes it even more appealing for kids to curl up with a good book. The mark-my-time Digital Booklight has an LED light that sits on an adjustable arm with a clip for attaching it to a book. The creator of these mark-my-time gadgets is Maureen Farinella, who wanted a better way to track required reading time for her daughter, Megan. Maureen teamed with her husband Joe, and together they devised an easy, reliable way for kids to monitor and store their reading times. When it’s not being used for reading, a mark-my-time bookmark also works great for monitoring music practices, timed math exercises, study sessions and more.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Maureen
    Maureen

    Hello Daily Grommet fans, Thanks for checking out our feature today! Mark-my-time digital bookmarks are a fun and inexpensive product designed to end the dreaded, “Mom, am I done yet?” question we all face from our kids completing their daily reading logs. By removing the “work” part of reading homework we hope to create lifelong readers one minute at a time. As the “mom-inventor” I have walked in your shoes and I am here to answer questions and chat about your young readers, so ask away!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/29/2011 3:44 PM

    Very timely Grommet! I know that my son will be back to keeping a reading log very soon. Great idea for making it easier Maureen.

  • Maureen
    Maureen – Special Guest
    8/29/2011 5:39 PM

    Thanks!--and after that first semester grading period, it will be an awesome stocking stuffer to take back to school in the New Year!

  • MJ Wentz
    MJ Wentz
    11/5/2011 12:59 PM

    What kind of battery does the reading light require?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/5/2011 2:26 PM

    @MJ Wentz: It uses a LR1130 button battery. This and other detailed information can be found on the Details tab found below the video but above the story.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

mark-my-time

Reading Timer & Book Light

Light the Way

Anything that helps kids enjoy reading is a good thing in our book. What’s even better is a tool that makes reading fun AND puts an end to the squabbles over how many reading minutes were completed. As any parent in homework-enforcing mode knows, it’s best when kids can do their own timekeeping.

Today’s Grommet is the ideal reading companion for kids. It’s a bookmark with a digital timer that tracks how long a child reads. The mark-my-time Digital Bookmark works as a countdown timer, with an alarm that lets the
reader know when the required reading time is finished. Or, it works as a cumulative timer, which keeps track of up to 100 hours of reading time over multiple sessions. There’s also a version that comes with a built-in reading light, which makes it even more appealing for kids to curl up with a good book. The mark-my-time Digital Booklight has an LED light that sits on an adjustable arm with a clip for attaching it to a book.

The creator of these mark-my-time gadgets is Maureen Farinella, who wanted a better way to track required reading time for her daughter, Megan. Maureen teamed with her husband Joe, and together they devised an easy, reliable way for kids to monitor and store their reading times. When it’s not being used for reading, a mark-my-time bookmark also works great for monitoring music practices, timed math exercises, study sessions and more.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Maureen
    Maureen

    Hello Daily Grommet fans, Thanks for checking out our feature today! Mark-my-time digital bookmarks are a fun and inexpensive product designed to end the dreaded, “Mom, am I done yet?” question we all face from our kids completing their daily reading logs. By removing the “work” part of reading homework we hope to create lifelong readers one minute at a time. As the “mom-inventor” I have walked in your shoes and I am here to answer questions and chat about your young readers, so ask away!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/29/2011 3:44 PM

    Very timely Grommet! I know that my son will be back to keeping a reading log very soon. Great idea for making it easier Maureen.

  • Maureen
    Maureen – Special Guest
    8/29/2011 5:39 PM

    Thanks!--and after that first semester grading period, it will be an awesome stocking stuffer to take back to school in the New Year!

  • MJ Wentz
    MJ Wentz
    11/5/2011 12:59 PM

    What kind of battery does the reading light require?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/5/2011 2:26 PM

    @MJ Wentz: It uses a LR1130 button battery. This and other detailed information can be found on the Details tab found below the video but above the story.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.