Celebrate Children's day with your wonder child - Shumee

Celebrate your wonder child this children's day.

How much does the sky weigh? Who holds it up? Why is water so wet? Why do I like pink? Why do birds fly and why don’t we try? Has your child asked you a question that you could not answer right away?
November 13, 2015 — Shumee Toys

A safe Diwali is a happy Diwali.

It is the time of year synonymous with new clothes, relatives, fun, food and good times. Diwali, the mere mention of it, takes us all to a special time when it is all about lights, crackers, sweets and the festive spirit. Nothing dampens the festive spirit faster than the lack of safety though.
November 09, 2015 — Shumee Toys

How Halloween came to be! Happy Halloween!

Americans spend an estimated $6 billion annually on Halloween making it the country’s second largest commercial holiday after Christmas. But the seemingly all American holiday did not actually originate there.

The American Halloween tradition of “trick-or-treating” has its roots in the “going a-souling” tradition of All Souls’ Day parades in England when children would visit the houses in their neighbourhood and be given ale, food, and money.

October 30, 2015 — Shumee Toys

Navratri Golu: Festival of Traditional Toys & Dolls made from Clay

Toys are associated with simplicity, innocence and uncomplicated childhood memories which help clear all the cobwebs in our minds. The simple joys of handling a toy can be extremely refreshing and empower us to face the adult world anew. 

This Dussehra, let your imagination and creativity soar. Celebrate with family and friends and banish all darkness. Happy Dussehra!

October 22, 2015 — Shumee Toys
The secret about Balance bikes - Giving your child an early start.

The secret about Balance bikes - Giving your child an early start.

What then, if you could give our children the advantage of balance before they learn to pedal a bike? Research shows that the most important aspect of riding a bicycle is the ability to balance on two wheels – holding yourself in a manner best suited to enhance your stability while moving, turning etc.  You can teach a child as young as 18 months how to balance themselves on a balance bike. History seconds the claim. Children who use a balance bike for 20-30 minutes twice a week improved substantially.
October 16, 2015 — Shumee Toys
How the father of the nation innovated through simplicity.(And how we must too)

How the father of the nation innovated through simplicity.(And how we must too)

He lived so simply that a round rimmed pair of glasses became iconic by his use. General George C. Marshall, the American Secretary of State, described him as "Mahatma Gandhi…. a man who made humility and simple truth more powerful than empires."  

Gandhiji was a true pioneer whose innovative use of non-violence overturned even the mighty British Empire. Never in history before Gandhiji, was non-violence used so effectively.

October 02, 2015 — Shumee Toys
Unwrap a gift and help the planet.

Unwrap a gift and help the planet.

A toy is a tool for creating lovely memories. What if you could un-wrap a toy every time you wanted to play with it?  At Shumee we know that children love their toys and a pretty wrapping adds to the excitement of a toy.
September 11, 2015 — Awant Bhagat
Brothers and sisters. #siblingrevelry

Brothers and sisters. #siblingrevelry

From buoying your flights to being the wind beneath your wings for your flights of fantasy, siblings are a huge part of all our lives, famous or not.The mathematics that eventually led to the Wright brothers pioneering flight was taught to them by younger sister Katherine.
August 25, 2015 — Shumee Toys
Albert Einstein when young

What toys did Einstein play with?

Researchers believe that his early toys played a role in helping Einstein visualize the mysteries of the universe. What were these simple, wondrous toys?
August 21, 2015 — Shumee Toys
Freedom to play and the independent child. Happy independence!

Freedom to play and the independent child. Happy independence!

In a bid to create the perfect life, parents often forget that constant prompting could unknowingly lead even the most capable children to doubt their ability to do anything unless instructed.Raising an independent child then is a result of standing by and watching our children trying, failing and eventually getting it right. 
August 14, 2015 — Suchismita Pai
What toys do for your child!

What toys do for your child!

Ever wonder exactly what toys accomplish for your child?

Apart from being fun and keeping children engaged, toys also contribute to various aspects of a child’s development. From motor skills to mental ability and even creativity and imagination, toys enhance each child’s inherent abilities and develop new ones.

July 23, 2015 — Awant Bhagat