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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).

Slow, Steady Turtle Timer

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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.

Slow, Steady Turtle Timer

Virginia Berman


What do you aspire to become?    I knew I wanted to make a physical thing, the Two Minute Turtle timer, and then share it with families and children. I knew I wanted to create this tangible product with our smart team, and create a way to share it with families who seek help with daily routines, like toothbrushing.  3 years ago I quit my job to do this. Now independent stores, Eureka!, & Boing!, and Birch Street House and Garden, Cambridge Naturals are helping turn this aspiration into a reality. They are selling the Two Minute Turtle Timer to families who want to brush teeth without reminders and for the full two minutes. 

We, Invent Boston, chose the Turtle for our two minute timer image because of the adage, "slow and steady wins the race."  We are slow. We are steady. Are you too?  And that's how to brush.  With steady persistence, we now have for the world, a fits-in-your-hand Two Minute Turtle Timer. We sware by it! 

Share in the slow and steady progress, brushing your teeth. Stop by your local independent store.   And the Two Minute Turtle works for work meetings too -- keep the talking to the point! The Two Minute Turtle timer is available online, if your store doesn't carry it.

Feel the satisfaction, slow and steady wins the race with Two Minute Turtle timer.