For Small Hands

For Small Hands

Alejandra Valera
May 19, 2008
Children have such a strong sense of independence and pride in whatever work they do. And it is because of that, For Small Hands is the perfect store for them. Offering categories such as kitchen, cleaning, bed & bath, sewing & weaving, art and music, For Small Hands is likely to carry the perfect item for your inquisitive, independent child.

Children who love to help you cook will enjoy For Small Hands' Vegetable Choppers, $2.50 and $3.95. Each one creates fun crinkle-cuts and the easy-to-grasp, smooth handle is a perfect fit for tiny hands. Another neat kitchen prep item is their
Banana Slicer
, $6.95. What could be easier than pushing down the banana shaped slicer? For the baker in your home the Stainless Steel Sifter, $5.95, is not only practical but when was the last time you paid under $6 for a stainless steel kitchen item?

For children not interested in the kitchen, we think their Laundry Accessories, ranging from $2.95 to $27.95, are appealing and functional. Children can help with the laundry and experience the entire process from scrubbing to hang-drying.

For the artist in your home, For Small Hands offers many great items such as Made By Me woodcraft kits, a garden stepping stone kit and a beeswax candle kit. Our favorite, however, is their beautiful Chinese Calligraphy Set which includes five natural-bristle brushes, a black ink stick, brass spoon, ink stone, porcelain brush holder, red chop ink, porcelain cistern,and carved stone chop. This set is a lovely way to introduce your child to calligraphy.

While we think their selection is vast and their prices very reasonable, what we really like about For Small Hands is their product criteria list:

Is this item:

  • Developmentally appropriate

  • Child-size

  • Open-ended

  • Aesthetically pleasing

  • Skillfully constructed and durable

  • Unique--is there a special need for this item?

  • Affordable

Does this item encourage or support:

  • Sense of order

  • Control of movement

  • Concentration

  • Independence

  • Purposeful work

  • Successful experiences

  • Cooperation

  • Peace

which makes us, as parents, feel good about buying from For Small Hands.

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