Grapat Bowls & Marbles
Grapat Bowls and Marbles comprise 6 bowls and 36 marbles in the colours of the rainbow, along with a set of tongs.
This allows for the development of a logical / mathematical thinking by classifying, grouping and matching elements though colours and/or shapes. The use of the tongs is a good resource to improve concentration and to control fine motor skills, allowing children to sort and store what they wish.
The 36 marbles are 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 36 months to 100 years!
Grapat Bowls & Marbles - The Details
Hand-crafted in Spain.
Wood from sustainable forests.
Non-toxic water-based colour stain.
No plastic packaging.
Cloth bag included.
6 bowls - 60mm.
36 marbles - 18mm
Includes a pair of tongs
Age: 36+ 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.