Anyone who has been woken up at 5am with their kids thinking it's morning will appreciate how the Gro-Clock could help. For children who are too young to read an ordinary clock, the Gro-Clock has a glowing screen showing images of stars and sun to communicate the difference between sleep and wake-up time. The small stars go out one by one during the night to show the passing of time. The changing images encourage children to stay in bed longer as they learn to 'stay in bed until they see the sun'. Silent operation enables the child to continue sleeping as the display changes, and adjustable screen brightness allows you to choose the best amount of light, making it the perfect nightlight. There is an optional digital clock and audible alarm feature, so you can use it as a normal clock as your child grows up. This updated model has a new educational feature allowing parents to choose whether or not to display the digital clock during the usual 'stars to sun' countdown. So for older children, they can now start to learn digital time, as well as look for the arrival of the sun. Mains powered (adapter included). The Gro-Clock comes with a 'Sleepy Farm' story book, beautifully illustrated by leading childrens artist Mike Terry. Sleepy Farm tells the tale of a very tired pig, to help reinforce the message of the importance of a good night's sleep. Suitable from age 2 years.
Please note that the primary function of this product is to help you teach your child when to wake up, and not to function as an actual clock. The Gro-Clock has two wake up options, the night time mode and day time nap mode. You do not set a go to sleep time just the wake up times for both functions. If you are just using the night time mode we recommend that you set both night time and day time nap mode to the same time.
Helps children who are too young to read an ordinary clock to understand when it's time to get up
Glowing screen shows images of stars and sun to communicate sleep and wake up time
Stars go out one by one during the night to show the passing of time
Key lock option
Adjustable screen brightness
Mains only - Powered adaptor supplied (Australian Plug)
07 Mar, 2016
It's fine for what it is. It does exactly what is described and is well made. it hasn't made any difference to our kids' sleep yet, but it is early days. At least it gives us a way to depersonalize the sleep-rules! Saying: "you can't get up yet because the sun hasn't come up" is much better than "you can't get up because I say so".
I would buy it again but I'm glad I found it cheaply on The Nile - wouldn't want to have paid $90 for it!
14 Oct, 2015
Awesome Night Light! Since we got it I havent had to get up to our Daughter at all, and she has been sleeping longer! Miracle worker! haha. Best price you can find too.
13 Oct, 2015
My 4 year old loves this clock. It has been a great tool to keep him in his own bed in the mornings and transition to daylight savings hours.