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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 & Two Minute Turtle Timer blog

Invent Boston designs for parents to turn chores to cheer. The first product is the Two Minute Turtle Timer.  The Two Minute Turtle Timer, helps make toothbrushing more fun for kids. Keeping kids healthy takes a village. We share tips and struggles to make the every day parenting with young kids more fun.

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How do Children Learn?

Virginia Berman

Children are visual learners-they see everything for the first time. They see colors, shapes, pictures.   They respond to visual cues and intuitive ones too.  Toothbrushing is not an intuitive task but we ask 4 year olds to do it every day, 2 times a day for 2 minutes and when they are waking up or tired and going to bed. 

How do children learn new habits? In response to how our kids learned, we designed a two minute timer for them to watch, follow and enjoy, to make toothbrushing more appealing.  Children need visual cues especially learning something they don't want to do. And when it's bedtime--they are tired and parents are tired too. 

Learning is hard work. Sometimes it doesn't have to be as hard and that's why we created the Two Minute Turtle. And while we are on the turtle ocean topic and how to make learning more fun, a message from the Ocean to all of us...

How we learn

Which Toothbrush Timer is Right for Your Child?

Virginia Berman

Which Toothbrush Timer is best for your family? We tested many for our family and in response, after too many cavities, we created a toothbrush timer that works for our family and hundreds of others.

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