The kids ask me over and over, "how much time do I have left?" when it comes to a number of things---homework, piano practice, chores, etc. Most of the time I had no idea. I didn't even know they had started their 20 minutes of reading, so how could I tell them how much time they had left. Solution. Everyone has their own timer so they can set the time themselves and when the buzzer rings, done! And, yes everyone needed their own because there is a of overlap of these activities and there was a lot of fighting over the timers. Mayhem managed for today.