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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 designs the Two Minute Turtle Timer.  The Two Minute Turtle Timer, helps make toothbrushing more fun. Focused brushing on the flipper corresponding to the corner of the mouth. It’s a quadrant toothbrush timer and the Two Minute Turtle Timer makes other two minute tasks more fun, like holding poses, transitions, showers, toilet training, and speaking in meetings. Kids with autism appreciate the visual cues.

Help kids succeed. Help them to focus.

Virginia Berman

When a child succeeds at a task she gets satisfaction.  To help a child succeed at the every day tasks of growing up, a child needs focus--brushing teeth, sitting in a dentist chair, playing games.   To help a child to focus on the twice daily task of brushing teeth, we created the Two Minute Turtle Timer.  Toothbrushing happens at the end of the day when kids are tired and at the beginning of the day when it's often a rush out the door. How to get children to focus for 2 full minutes on something they'd rather not do? 


Having a small tool like this new Two Minute Turtle Timer has helped the children go from rushed to attentive and focused.  The Two Minute Turtle timer has 4 flippers. The child follows and brushes the part of the mouth where the flipper is blinking. The blnking flippers keep a child engaged and brushing til the Victory lap to brush the tongue.  Watch how kids go from resisting to wanting to brush their teeth with the Two Minute Turtle Timer alongside. And a plus for parents - no more phones at bedtime in the bathroom. 

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