Little babies become toddlers as they start showing a desire to move around on their own, starting to crawl and climb are the first manifestations of this stage. Basically they get “the wiggles” and start pulling and pushing their core with their arms and legs. It can seem they have an urgency to get somewhere. Why such urgency?
Well, they’re connecting their basic brain-muscle neuron networks. By moving around, they establish a more complex relation to their own body and their control over it.
It’s such a basic activity, moving around, but it’s the basic building block of corporal agency. Before standing up straight or walking, the child needs to experience and feel how to move her or his limbs: how much pressure to put on each of the muscles and tendons involved. And the good news it that it feels great for the child! The more the child moves, the more they learn to control these movements and further perfects them. Of course, this means also that the muscles gain strength and tune better to what the child is trying to do with her or his body.
That’s what our products are about: creating objects for modern kids, in modern times.
Kids want and need to move, need to play, they need to connect to their bodies to unfold the person they are. Nurture and allow this need, and they blossom.
Climbing and playing on safely, depending on the motor development stages they are in, from early toddlers up to 10 year-olds is what we are all about.