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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 Blog

Designing to add whimsy to the every day at home from experience.  First product? A visual timer, Two Minute Turtle.

What Do You Want in your Two Minute Turtle?

Virginia Berman

You decide what’s best in a visual timer. Answer a 3 question survey to help design it.

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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

Two Minutes To Make Your Day

Virginia Berman

Forming healthy habits is not easy but 2 minutes is-we can do anything for 2 minutes!   Use the Two Minute Turtle to take 2 minutes to start a new habit.  What new habit will you choose? Two minutes-you can do that!  Get your today. Choose the color, press the button, let the turtle guide you. Go slow, steady...win.