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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.
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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...