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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).

Two Minute Turtle Timer Solving Parents' Problems

Invent Boston Blog

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.

Two Minute Turtle Timer Solving Parents' Problems

Virginia Berman

Have you tried to get your 4 year old to brush their teeth for 2 minutes twice daily? When I took my 4 year old to her first dentist, I was shocked to learn she had 7 cavities. We tried using the sand timer and an electric toothbrush. They didn’t work. So we created something that did. A teenager now, she hasn’t had cavities since she started using it and she’s still positively addicted….


Parents and those supporting us are finding the Two Minute Turtle Timer for their visual thinkers. The Two Minute Turtle Timer is based on kids taking ownership-press the simple on-off button and follow the turtle through the mouth. Brush the part of the mouth that corresponds to the blinking flipper. Each one faster than the one before it til the Victory Lap-brush the tongue! Children all know the tortoise and the hare and no kid wants to be the one who quits before the Turtle’s does!


Behavioral analysts, preschool teachers and pediatric dentists are recommending the Two Minute Turtle Timer for visual thinkers at bedtime and for help getting out the door more quickly. Make daily 2 minute tasks more fun with this simple gadget that builds independence for kids ages 4-10 or visual thinkers of any age.


Great for kids with learning disabilities, autism though really Two Minute Turtle Timer works for anyone who is a visual thinker!