Every child develops
Differently

Fledglings' Flight helps parents meet the developmental needs of their children under 3 years of age.

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Pandemic-related 

isolation

 has affected your child's development.

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Kids' brains are flexible

This means you can do something about it...

 With therapeutic exercises

for children 0-3 years old

 designed by professionals who specialize in

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What is Fledglings' Flight?

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THE FLEDGLINGS' FLIGHT APP PROVIDES KNOWLEDGE, GUIDANCE & TOOLS TO HELP YOU GUIDE YOUR CHILD'S DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRESS THROUGH PLAY.

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How does it work?

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WITH DAILY EXERCISES & INFORMATIVE ARTICLES. 

We did the research for you.

So you have resources & exercises at your fingertips.

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There are
800 milestones
in the first
4 years of life.

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 1 in 4 children shows deficits & delays in developmental outcomes such as language,
communication,
motor skills, and/or
social-emotional health
by the time that they
enter school.

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Early intervention

can mitigate the issues

before they become

permanent.

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Did you know?

1 in 4 babies have

developmental

challenges.

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Missed
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can lead
to lifelong challenges.

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You can do this.

With a library of 4000 play-based exercises, 

never resort to handing

your child a screen 

again!

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The time is now.

80% of children's

brains are developed

by age 3.

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Annamarie
von Firley

After 20 years of owning and running  her own fashion house, reVamp, Annamarie von Firley returned to her toy design roots. With a BA in Wooden Toy Design and Construction and a BFA in Furniture Design, she took her knowledge of child development and expertise in play to found Adventuretown Toy Emporium in 2016. In the Summer of 2020, it became apparent to her that pandemic lockdowns were going to have a profound effect on the development of babies born after 2018. Annamarie assemble a team who can design, develop, organize, manage, along with experts in the fields of pediatric occupational therapy, speech therapy, and child neurology in order to help parents of  young children to guide their development.

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Nicolle Lubman

Nicolle Lubman, a true consumer products industry veteran, has over 25 years of experience spanning every aspect of the business.  Nicolle has successfully propelled several startups into key players beauty and lifestyle industry. Specializing in design, sourcing, negotiations, research & development and retail strategy, Nicolle’s experience takes brands from concept to counter. With this full arsenal of skills Nicolle has successfully helped her clients to thrive in a global market and achieve year-over-year growth even in the challenging times we face today.

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Is Fledglings’ Flight an app for children?

No. It is an app for parents and caregivers.

 

What age does my child need to be?

This app is designed to help children from birth to 3 years of age. Children age out of the app at 4 years old when they go pre-school.

 

How does it work?

Once you have subscribed to the app, you will have access to a library of play-based exercises that change every month for free. Each day you can chose which exercises that you want to do with your child. Every exercise is designed to help with your child’s development.

 

If you want to track your child’s milestones, you can subscribe as a Basic Member. Once you have subscribed, you will receive a list of upcoming milestones for you to check as they are met. This information will be used through machine learning to create a developmental profile for your child which will indicate if your child is developmentally delayed, on-track, advanced, or asynchronous.

 

Premium Members have access to the daily exercises, milestone tracking, as well as receive a monthly a “toolbox” that is complete with all of the supplies needed to do the exercises, as well as skills-based toys that are tailored your child’s unique developmental profile that will help with developmental lags or keep advanced children challenged. You will receive a monthly questionnaire to provide feedback on your child’s experience with the toys provided.

 

How many exercises are there each month?

There are 100-200 play-based exercises per month. However, you are not expected to do all of them.  You can choose which ones that you want to complete each day.

 

How long should I expect to spend doing exercises each day?

You can spend as little as 20 minutes or as much as several hours. It depends on your family’s schedule. Completing at least one exercise a day, is better than none at all. Many exercises invite you to integrate them into your daily schedule such as saying 21,000 words a day to help with your child’s language development. This takes no time, because you would be doing it throughout your day.

 

Are there exercises that involve my child using a screen on this app?

There are no screen-related activities.  All play-based exercises are screen-free for your child and involve using common household items. Research shows that introducing screen to children under age 2 actually delays the development of fine motor and gross motor skills. There are so many play-based exercises on the app, you will never feel as though you need to hand your child a screen again to keep them occupied.

 

What kind of exercises are there?

Exercises focus on 6 areas of development:

Gross motor skills - Crawling and walking

Fine motor skills - Agility of arms and hands

Cognitive - Brain development

Social-emotional - Understanding emotions and interacting with others

Communication - Language development

Sensory - Integrating information that comes from the eyes, ears, mouth, touch, as well as the body’s orientation in relation to the ground

 

Who created these exercises?

These exercises are used in pediatric occupational therapy, vision therapy, audiological therapy, sensory-integration therapy, speech therapy and psychological therapy. Early intervention is the key to help to mitigate long term issues with mobility, hearing, vision, information processing, memory, speech, sensory integration, dexterity, emotional development and socialization. Many issues begin in the first several months of life. If certain reflexes do not get turned off. This can affect your child’s ability to write, talk, read, eat, tie shoes, ride a bike, go on a swing among others.

 

Will this app make my child smarter?

This is not the intention behind this app. It is designed to help your child to learn to crawl, walk, have sensory experiences, develop the use of their hands, understand their emotions, process information, remember, build confidence, learn to communicate through gestures and speech, as well as be able to learn life skills.

 

The lockdowns from the pandemic have changed the way the babies and children experience their day in ways that older children and adults have taken for granted. This deprivation of sensory inputs have effected children’s development and can have long-term consequences such as depression, cognitive delays, issues with self-esteem, trouble processing sensory information, as well as physical challenges from walking to writing.

Even before the pandemic, 1 in 4 children showed deficits and delays in developmental outcomes such as language, communication, motor skills, and/or social-emotional health by the time that they enter school.

On what devices can I use the app?

This app can be used on any device regardless if it is a PC or Apple product. It is a web-based app so you do not need download any software. You can use it on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

 

How much does it cost?

Exercises are free. Basic membership is $24 per year. Premium Membership is $60 per month.

 

I have more than one child. Can use the app for both children?

Yes. Each child will have their own account so that their developmental information will be separate. The information that will be provided with your subscription will be different for each child as it will be tailored to their unique developmental profile.

 

What if I need to cancel my membership?

You can cancel at any time. Basic membership is paid a year in advance. You will be credited for the months that were not used within the year. You will receive a credit of $2 for each month left on your subscription.

 

Premium membership is paid monthly. In order to keep from being charged for another month, you will need to cancel before the next “toolbox” is shipped. The best time to cancel is when you receive the questionnaire about your child’s experience with the toys at the end of the month.

 

This sounds like a thoughtful baby shower gift. Can I purchase a membership for a friend or family member?

Yes, you can. I am sure that it will be appreciated. 

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