Gross Motor Skills

Babies and kids are constantly learning and developing skills, gross motor skills being one of them. What are gross motor skills? They are basically the movements your body makes that involve using large muscle groups, such as walking, running, jumping and skipping. As a parent, it’s important to help aid in your child’s gross motor skill development by encouraging them to participate in activities that will help stimulate these skills. Here are a few ideas to get you started!

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The benefits of climbing

Children have the ability to see potential climbing mountains everywhere. In the living room, in the dining room, on whatever feels like a mound in your room. In parks, in restaurants. They simply can’t stop! It seems that the desire to climb is imprinted in their DNA, which means we have no choice but to let them explore. How can we help them? Giving them the right tools to make the experience safe, with children’s furniture ideal for that task,

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A Pediatric PT’s Perspective on the Pikler-inspired Triangle

*An expert contribution by @themovementmama I’ll never forget the first time I saw a Wiwiurka Pikler-inspired Triangle—I was astounded at its beauty and intrigued by its potential in purposeful play. As a Pediatric PT, it’s my job to find ways to make hard things fun—to trick babies and toddlers into getting stronger in ways that may not come easy. I also seek to find toys that will last through multiple developmental stages and can be repurposed in different ways. For

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Early childhood development: Wiwiurka Climbing toys reviewed by Dr. Patricia Blast

“Play is the work of the child” an eloquent statement by Child Development Specialist Maria Montessori, and one that has become more relevant than ever. Dr. Patricia Blast made a very complete analysis of why Wiwiurka Toys are a great addition to your home. And she’s taking into account children’s developmental stages and needs. Taking education further In today’s day and age, either because of the weather or because of safety and overall rhythm of life, kids can’t find enough

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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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The Little Bean Rocker

Rocking is a great sensory activity for small children and that’s why the Little Bean Rocker is so fun! At Wiwiurka we have designed several types of rockers so that children of different ages and in different types of spaces can rock away, you can take a look at some of them in this article. So today we are going to talk about our Bean Rocker, a piece we designed especially for toddlers and that is ideal for daycares and

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The trapeze bar for kids

A versatile and exciting toy The trapeze bar is a wonderful and fun toy for kids, but as an item that promotes development, it’s truly fantastic! A child playing on a trapeze will get both the stimulant and the soothing benefits of a swing while also gaining core and limb strength, flexibility, and coordination from climbing and moving around on a hanging piece. Furthermore, unlike most toy options, the trapeze bar offers the benefits of inversion, we’ll talk more about

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Moving, playing, developing: starting with the basics.

  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

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