Grapat 12 Nins®
Grapat 12 Nins® in the colours of the rainbow.
The 12 Nins® can be used to create stories and small worlds. They aren't structured - they don’t have eyes, or a gender. This way, it’s the children who can develop their own stories and it’s they who decide which character they are going to play with.
The 12 Nins® are also a great loose part resource that can be used with other toys and games.
Children are encouraged into deep play through the simple design and unstructured nature of the set. They will explore colour, shape, design, size - working small motor skills and firing their imaginations as they go.
The materials themselves have purpose - wood is natural and warm. In the hand the soft forms inspire and the textures soothe.
This Waldorf-inspired set will entrance and entertain from 12 months to 100 years!
Grapat 12 Nins® - The Details
Hand-crafted in Spain.
Wood from sustainable forests.
Non-toxic water-based colour stain.
No plastic packaging.
Cloth bag included.
Set comprises 12 Nins.
Height - 65 mm
Age: 12+ months.
Grapat, Catalonia, Spain.
Grapat is a small family project that materialized from leaving the city to live in a natural environment. However, the idea began to grow many years ago, during the first 3 years of the owners' eldest daughter. She had almost no toys and that led them to consider the need for children to even have them. They allowed her to use everyday objects, they opened kitchen cupboards, and allowed books to become roads, and scarves to be transformed into huts.
The whole ethos behind Grapat is free play, loose parts, open and unstructured materials which transform into what children decide and which are the expressions of their imaginations at that moment in time. They are materials without instructions, the only premise is to let children play, without time, slowly. Wood is a material that incites, invites, causes the creation of diverse worlds which are fantastic, realistic and yet entirely imaginary.