Fidget: inspiring natural movement
Fidget: inspiring natural movement
Do you remember being told to sit still? With a Fidget, you don't have to! Plus, it's better for you. Innovative furniture for kids.
Do you remember being told to sit still? With a Fidget, you don't have to! Plus, it's better for you. Innovative furniture for kids. Read more
Kids need to move and that's OK!
Join our "movement" in helping fidgety kids to release positive energy. Research proves that fidgeting improves focus, provides sensory stimulation and inspires creative thinking.
Imagine groups of Fidgets wherever kids love to play:
Homes ... daycares ... schools ... children's museums ... children's hospitals ... pediatric waiting rooms ... where else do you see Fidgets?
Fidgets live on Fox Good Day Rochester News 11/14:
Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Friends: Fidgets are a perfect addition to your living room or play area.
Educators, Occupational and Sensory Integration Therapists: take advantage of our reduced introductory levels. Great for classrooms, groups and individual therapy.
Share Your Fidgets: you can choose where to send your Fidgets - is there is a school or children's hospital in your town with fidgety kids? How about giving back to your elementary alma mater by providing a classroom of Fidgets! Need ideas with how to share your Fidgets? Let us help, we have a list of eager fidgeters!
100% of pledge will go towards the making of the mold, shipping and the cost to produce the Fidgets.
Fidgety kids need your support to bring this innovative chair to life!
Sandra Turner, who calls herself a “natural fidgeter,” invented the Fidget while working on her Industrial Design MFA Thesis at Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research for the Fidget was conducted in homes and elementary schools in upstate New York. She partnered with inventors, Christalyn Snyder and Mike Kane, to develop the design.
Moving is healthy and fun! In a classroom, students are MORE focused because there is freedom to move their bodies. At home, it's just a lot of fun playing with the Fidgets, especially when you have more than one.
We want children to embrace the idea that a chair doesn't have to be just a chair and inspire them to use their imagination. Parents and teachers are focused today on how to create "innovative thinkers" but they are still using the same old chairs and desks that are more of an obstacle vs. adding a benefit to the learning process. To us, that's like riding a horse and buggy while using your iPad! Sounds kind of silly doesn't it?
The Fidget is a three-in-one. It can transform from a chair into a desk or stool by simply turning it over. The modular & versatile design of Fidget provides many opportunities for teachers and parents to work together with children to build their own environments based on individual and group needs.
Combine Fidgets to work together as a system to inspire collaboration & learning in a home or classroom environment. Need a table for group time? Push a few Fidget desks together and create a work surface just the right size.
Cognitive, emotional and physical health benefits:
- Improved focus & attention
- Increases oxygen reducing fatigue
- Promotes core muscle strengthening
- Inspires physical movement of body
- Reduces tension and frustration
- Reduces stigmatizing, all children can benefit
Fidgets are beneficial for all kids, but will especially help kids who have ADHD, Autism, and other special needs that require greater sensory stimulation.
"We thought what was quite incredible about it was that we could really imagine a kid trying to figure out how to use this piece of furniture and be able to find all these different ways which to work. Kids are inclined to move around when they are doing things and we thought this would be a great solution. Instead of a more traditional table or chair, we like the idea of using this in different ways, especially for children of kindergarten age. Clearly she looked at kids working before. So we really congratulated her in looking at the user type that she was looking at and using a material that we think can withstand children." Read more >>
The small Fidget is ideal for kids ages 3-6. The medium Fidget will be ideal for kids ages 5-9. The large Fidget will be ideal for kids ages 10 - adult! We hope to officially introduce the the medium & large Fidgets in mid 2015. We have many adults anxiously waiting for a Fidget for their home or office. College students would love the modular benefit in their dorm rooms and can't wait to start fidgeting!
Choose the color that matches your child's personality!
Fidgets will be proudly made in the USA using a rotationally molded manufacturing process. Making the Fidget out of polyethylene plastic helps to make it more affordable and accessible to homes and learning environments. Polyethylene is durable, easy to clean, resistant to scuffing and a more sustainable option. Very little material is wasted using rotational molding and excess material can often be re-used, making it a an economically and environmentally viable manufacturing process.
Our goal is to be able to offer volume pricing which will reduce the costs as we ramp up production. We believe strongly in providing every child the opportunity to own a Fidget!
Risks and challenges
Fidget is a new innovation and like all Kickstarter products, the special child in your life will be the first to fidget with it. We are dedicated to providing high levels of customer satisfaction and long-term relationships with our Fidget and Viggi Kids customers.
We are optimistic about the success of the campaign since we believe that all children need a Fidget in their home or school, but we also need to honest about when we can deliver. If our campaign is wildly successful, we will plan to purchase more molds to meet the volume. Our Fidgeteers will be working in overdrive to take care of any hiccups along the way of getting the Fidget to your home or classroom.
If the mold making and production process takes less time than planned, we might be able to get your little one fidgeting sooner!
We will be in contact regularly with you as we move through the manufacturing process. It's important to us that you are part of the journey of bringing the Fidget to life! Our manufacturer and shipping arrangements have been finalized and we are excited about the partnership!
Your feedback and satisfaction is essential to make the Fidgets and Viggi Kids a success so please stay in touch with us.
Fidget Manufacturing Plan:
Final prototypes are complete
Manufacturer is ready to make mold
Supplier negotiations are done
Packaging plan is complete
Estimated shipping for early bird: February 2015
Estimated shipping for non-early bird: March - May 2015
- (40 days)