Grapat 6 Rainbow Mates
This set comprises 6 rainbow mates, or cups.
These pieces encourage open-ended play for your child given that they can used in any particular game or imaginary world they are creating. Whilst fun on their own for sorting, categorising and storing whatever your child might find, they are also an excellent loose-part resource for incorporating into other games and for use with other toys, particularly for building and construction, and for creating imaginary worlds and scenes. Pairs well with Nins® characters.
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 6 Rainbow Mates - The Details
Hand-crafted in Spain.
Wood from sustainable forests.
Contains 6 cups in rainbow colours, 45mm height.
No plastic packaging.
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.