Grapat 18 Rainbow Sticks
Contains 18 solid wood sticks in 6 different colours, each in 3 different shades.
These sticks favour open-ended play given that they can be anything your child might need them to be at any particular moment in time, or in any particular game or imaginary world they are creating. One time they'll be trees, the next fantastic creatures or little people; anything that your child imagines.
Children are easily encouraged into deep play through the simple design and unstructured nature of the set - there are no instructions, so your child will use their imaginations to decide what they will do and what they will be. In doing so 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 10 months to 100 years!
Grapat 18 Rainbow Sticks - The Details
Hand-crafted in Spain.
Wood from sustainable forests.
No plastic packaging.
Set comprises 18 sticks in 6 colours, each in 3 different shades.
Age: 10+ 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.