A few years back, my daughter got a little mini skateboard just big enough for her little fingers to maneuver. It was also the perfect size to use as a prop for some of her smaller stuffed animals.
Now, little toys have a tendency to ‘disappear’ and for months, that little skateboard was not to be found. Then, the hubby stumbles upon this pack of mini skateboards at our local toy store.
The Tony Hawk Circuit Boards by Hexbug are brilliantly designed and do so much more than your average plastic mini toy skateboard. While my big kid uses them purely on their own, these Tony Hawk Circuit Boards by Hexbug have additional components that can be purchased to jazz them up. The intricate design and attention to detail on these little guys – profound.
Take a look at this little circuit board (not sure why it’s called a circuit board. I obviously don’t understand the lingo). It’s the perfect fit for those fingers.
Each fingerboard has that sandpaper grip much like a regular skateboard does which is pretty neat and while my kid is quite happy with the wheels and trucks that it came with, you can buy a remote controlled power axle to add a different element of fun.
The illustrations on each board are also really really fun and there are different styles for different tastes.
What I find really neat about these fingerboards is how much exercise little fingers get while using them. First off, you’ve got to use the little screwdriver to secure the trucks and wheels which is difficult enough. My daughter certainly had a much easier time doing it than I did!
Different children will likely use these boards in different ways. Some might use them in pretend play while others might try to do different flips and tricks with them. The amount of finger dexterity and focus needed to accomplish those moves. Our entire family got involved and it was actually a lot of fun. Sure, our boards didn’t really flip, twist, or turn the way we wanted them to but who cares?! The fun came from the experience of doing something together.
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