Toddlers (18m-5y)

The Wiwiurka Dad, exclusive interview with Marek Shultz

Marek Schultz is a founding member of Wiwiurka. Born in Germany, of Polish descent, he speaks 4 languages and has called Mexico his home for the past 15 years. Xel Demesa, Brand Manager of Wiwiurka, undertook the task to interview Marek on the occasion of Father’s Day and to introduce you a little bit to one of the minds behind the creation of Wiwiurka.  This is what they talked about: Marek con Hannha, su hija menor. Xel:  Did you ever

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Montessori Clothing Rack and why you need to ad it in your sons bedroom:

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

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An Educational Playroom, From The Experts: GrOH!

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

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Emotional regulation. What is it and what’s its benefits?

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

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climbing pikler triangle

The Foldable Climbing Triangle.

Enter one of our most versatile and practical pieces 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.   Climbing helps with strength

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The perfect play companion: Rudie Nudie playmats

Improving growth and achieving optimal development for children is a concern for many parents and educators alike, and with so many “do’s & dont’s” in parenting today… Where can we really go?  Starting from an early age with perceptual stimulations is very important, but how can we promote without overstimulating? One of the tools that we can count on, both for our homes and for schools and nurseries, are playmats.   Why? These, in addition to offering protection against falls and

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swinging trapeze for kids

Using Wiwiurka indoor toys outside: a brief guide.

A question we frequently receive is if Wiwiurka outdoors is an option. The answer is not a straightforward “yes” or “no,” but rather it depends on which pieces we are talking about and in what conditions they are used. So, we thought it would be a good idea to explain in-depth which Wiwiurka pieces can be used outside, how and when. Also, we’ll talk about the pieces we make that can be set up outside. Let’s get into it Most

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wiwiurka wooden climbing toys

Why have Wiwiurka toys at home?

At Wiwiurka, we are convinced that the home IS the most important environment for learning and development. It is where children build their foundation: how to sit, stand, walk, sleep, eat, and dress. With the right tools, children have the facility to learn, develop and learn more about their own abilities. That is why we have focused on ensuring that each of our products promotes ACTIVE play, FREE MOBILITY and inclusion for children of different ages, adapting to their abilities. A

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Montessori playroom

How to create the perfect Montessori style playroom

Montessori-style playrooms are gaining popularity… And for good reason! Oftentimes, parents may feel pressured into buying an array of expensive and entertaining toys in order to make sure that they are appropriately stimulating their little brains. However, little ones don’t need twenty different toys that light up and sing! In fact, they need the opposite! Little ones need engaging activities that promote independence, structure and routine! Routine and boundaries are not about discipline. They are about setting up expectations for

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The Benefits of Movement: Therapist Recommended “Power” Moves for Preschoolers

Movement is super powerful! It is an inner and innate drive, and a foundational component of how we explore our environment and orient ourselves in space. The benefits of movement are infinite. Movement helps to build postural control and develop body awareness and motor control. It also helps us to understand our relationship to others, and it influences our self-regulation, attention, and arousal. Movement opportunities and increased skills can help drive and facilitate growth and development in other developmental domains.

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