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Invent Boston designs and develops original products to add science + whimsy to  every day tasks at home.   Our first product is a Two Minute timer, Two Minute Turtle, a visual timer. The Two Minute Turtle helps children and adults focus on two minute tasks such as brushing teeth, physical therapy, taking a shower and speaking (practicing a presentation or learning a language).

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Invent Boston is designing the Two Minute Turtle Timer to bring whimsy and science to home routines.  The Two Minute Turtle Timer, a spacial and visual timer makes two minute tasks more fun, like toothbrushing, holding poses, waiting, and speaking in meetings.

I Need My Two Minute Turtle

Virginia Berman

Fiona is an experienced French and Spanish high school teacher. She, like foreign language teachers everywhere, get students to speak when they prefer not to, and when they are not comfortable speaking in a foreign language. “I forgot to bring my Two Minute Turtle with me to school and I was lost!” Fiona uses the Two Minute Turtle Timer to get the students to do verb races and speak til the 2 minute timer stops.

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I was lost when I forgot to bring my Two Minute Turtle Timer to class
— Fiona Blyth, French, Spanish & German teacher Newton MA
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The Two Minute Turtle Timer is a helpful tool in language class to show kids how much time is left. And it’s not the teacher but the turtle that’s telling them so you, the teacher, can push the button, sit back and listen until the Victory Lap. Let the turtle do the time telling and you do the teaching.