Grapat Perpetual Calendar
The Grapat Perpetual Calendar contains 12 Nins® in 12 colours according to the Waldorf teachings, to represent both the month and its season of the year. 1 bowl of natural beech wood, two natural beech wood cubes with the numbers of the days printed, and a platform in 4 sections that determine the seasons, stamped with the months of the year.
This allows your child to understand the passage of time and the changing of the seasons, with the ritual of changing the date on a daily basis.
The materials themselves have purpose - wood is natural and warm. In the hand the soft forms inspire and the textures soothe.
Grapat Perpetual Calendar- The Details
Hand-crafted in Spain.
Wood from sustainable forests.
Contains a platform in 4 parts width 220mm, 2 numbered cubes 30mm, 1 bowl width 60mm.
No plastic packaging.
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.