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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.

How to Teach a Healthy Habit for 2 Minutes?

Virginia Berman

Learning a new habit is daunting. But doing anything for just 2 minutes, is possible. The Two Minute Turtle Timer makes starting new habits happen for even the youngest kids.

Need to get kids to brush their teeth? Bring the Two Minute Turtle Timer to the bathroom mirror. No need to borrow their parent’s phone or worry about getting screens wet or distracted by them at bedtime. Hold the children’s attention, without the use of a screen.

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Need to keep kids on the potty longer? Hand them the Two Minute Turtle Timer while they are sitting on it.


Need kids to take a time-out? Give them the Two Minute Turtle Timer to watch til it’s over.


Need to teach kids a foreign language? Use the Turtle Timer to keep time while they speak without stopping for 2 minutes, in a foreign language.

Two Minute Turtle Timer Used for Verb Drills to Learn a Foreign Language