Children growing up in this digital era have been involving themselves in the Internet and mobile devices at very young ages. Pew Research Center’s findings on children’s digital device engagement found that many children under the age of 12 usually watch TV, go online on a computer, or use their smartphones. Around 60% of parents said their children started interacting with smartphones before they turned five. So what is the Secret to Raising a Happy and Successful Child in these times?
As kids get older, their tastes in toys tend to change. While they may still enjoy playing with some of the simpler toys they enjoyed when they were younger, they may also start to show an interest in more complex toys that can provide them with a more challenging and stimulating play experience. If you’re looking for ideas about what types of toys your child might enjoy as they reach this stage in their development, read on for our suggestions.
Many parents have asked us about the different play-set combinations they can make with our products and which would be the best for their family. The answers to this question depend on how many children will be playing at a given time on the play-set, how much space they have at home, and the age gaps between each child. Nonetheless, the XXL rocker is often in the mix because it’s a piece that an 8-year-old can use at the same
A child’s dental health is the priority of every parent. It is crucial to have a proactive approach to making sure that their oral health is in its best state. Aside from a regular dental visit, proper brushing, and a healthy diet, good sleep is also a must-have. It is often overlooked despite its significance in the dental health of children. Read on and find out the relationship between sleep and dental health. Most of the things that we’ll talk about below
If you have a toddler at home, I’m sure you have experienced this situation too: you finally gather all the necessary strength to fold clothes and put them away and in just one second your toddler takes it all out of the dresser looking for his or her favorite shirt, leaving everything a mess again. When my son Tadeo turned 3, I decided to incorporate Wiwiurka’s Han Clothing Rack to his room. Originally I added it for space purposes rather
Based in Washington, DC and creating magic all over, the GrOH! team, conformed by Jodi and Anne has become a referent for incredible and imspired playrooms around the world! We had a chance to talk with them about their vision and their business – and we snagged a few decor tips for enthusiasts too! A child’s play environment affects their independence, focus, creativity, and behavior. A child’s play space should inspire them to engage, invent and expend their energy in
Emotional regulation is a term that is mainly heard in psychology, according to Bisquerra, it refers to the ability that we human beings have to handle emotions in an adaptive way, it involves becoming aware and having the ability to recognize our emotions, and relate them with our thoughts and behaviors that these may provoke or unleash, so we can express them in a way that’s appropriate to the situation, time, place and person. Therapist Andrea Ballesteros from @taktoplayhmo using
Enter one of our most versatile and practical pieces, the climbing triangle, designed to promote your child’s gross motor development from the very beginning. Also called a Pikler triangle, the climbing triangle was designed by Dr. Emmi Pikler (1902 -1984) to give kids the opportunity to climb at their own pace, learn to control their movements and discover their own body’s limits. This can be done in a safe environment at home –when playing outdoors is not possible. A
The rope-ladder triangle is a must. Children naturally want to pull themselves up, climb and explore their surroundings. This impulse begins around their 8th month and continues throughout all childhood; climbing is a fundamental activity for children to develop their brain connections to their muscles and joints and, to strengthen them as they grow; it is also key for tuning and processing of sensory information. At Wiwiurka we have designed several climbing options for kids of different ages, mostly for
The Rockers: most families favourite Kids’ Rocker is by far some of our most popular pieces. The experience of rocking can be soothing and soft, or exciting and rapid, it depends on the rocking speed, but both ways are ideal for a child to play with and develop motor and spatial skills. Our rockers are designed to offer children both rocking options and furthermore, they can also use them as climbers when set upside down, or as storefronts when engaged