Skills

Push-and-Pull Play: the moon stroller and the wiwi-wagon.

As their name says, push-and-pull toys are meant for children to play by doing exactly those actions, but, do they have fun doing that? Why are pushing and pulling important for a child? Oh yes! They sure have fun in their early years. This type of toy builds on the skills babies and young toddlers may already have developed, such as pushing themselves up from the floor and pulling herself into a standing position. The next big milestone is walking,

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Discover our Baby Tadeus: the ideal piece to start your Wiwiurka collection!

Discover our Baby Tadeus: the ideal piece to start your Wiwiurka collection Discover our Baby Tadeus: the ideal piece to start your Wiwiurka collection Discover our Baby Tadeus: the ideal piece to start your Wiwiurka collection This beautiful bench table designed by grandpa Wiwiurka, who was inspired by his youngest grandson to create a multifunctional piece of furniture that works as a table and bench, with the innovation that once placed upside down it becomes a climbing dom where the

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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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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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Wiwiurka toys for fine motor development.

Those of you who are familiar with Wiwiurka will know that we make children’s play furniture designed to promote gross motor development through play which involves a lot of climbing, sliding, and rocking. We strive to make toys and play furniture for children that promote as well imaginative play, sensory stimuli, and even cooperative play. We are convinced that children that are able to give way to their gross motor development through play are also setting the foundation for a

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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 climbing arch

Oh, the wiggles! This piece is special because it is meant for babies, with which they can safely begin their voyage into physical play. The Pikler climbing arch is a piece with which babies can begin their climbing explorations. At the same time, they’ll start developing their gross motor skills and their sense of agency. It is a variation on the climbing triangle that Dr. Emmi Pikler designed to give an outlet to children’s need for free movement and the

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The rope-ladder triangle

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 indoor use, we have talked about

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Wiwiurka wooden Rockers: endless imagination

Rockers are 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 in imaginative play by setting the

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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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