After months of planning and effort, we are pleased to announce that Fit Fingers is now available for purchase at La Petite Store (The Little Store).
The Fit Fingers pack has been created for children between the ages of 3 and 7. It addresses a growing trend where children are starting kindergarten and school with weak fine motor skills.
Fine motor strength is critical to a child’s development of early literacy, numeracy and self-help skills such as:
- Writing and developing a proper pencil grip
- Drawing, painting and colouring
- Using scissors
- Tying shoelaces
- Doing up and undoing buttons
- Holding and using utensils properly e.g. – a knife and fork
- Zipping and unzipping
- Turning pages of a book
Among other symptoms, it is believed that overuse of screens and devices such as tablets and smartphones, as well as a lack of natural play significantly contributes to this trend.
While occupational therapy (OT) is a treatment option for children with weak fine motor skills, it can be quite expensive and is typically only employed by those children with strong fine motor delay.
Until now there have been limited options for children who may not require OT intervention, but still need assistance with their fine motor development.
At $49.95 + shipping, we believe that every child now has the opportunity to start school and keep up with their peers in learning life long skills such as writing, drawing, cutting, tying shoe laces and dressing themselves.
For a limited time, La Petite Store also offers free shipping for purchases over $90.