Gross Motor 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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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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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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