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72 Rings - TREEHOUSE kid and craft
Vendor
Grapat

72 Rings

Regular price
$44.00
Sale price
$44.00

Description

Grapat is a family-run toy maker in Spain. This wonderful little company is all about free, unstructured play with high quality wooden materials. From Grapat's infamously popular "Nins" (little wooden gnome people) or their colorful and varied mandala-making shapes, Grapat is a staple in Waldorf and Montessori classrooms. Bring home a rainbow of creativity and imagination by incorporating Grapat toys in your child's playtime.

These 72 wooden rings are a part of the Mandala series of loose parts; they can be used on their own or in combination with other shapes from the series to create meditative and ever-expanding patterns known as Mandalas.

All of the toys are presented with no set of instructions that will give your child the autonomy and creativity to do with them what comes to mind. They are not subject to standards or rules of any kind, as long as, of course, they have a safe environment.

The pieces at Grapat are unique; they are painted by hand with degraded colors inspired by nature. The finishing of the articles is made with vegetable waxes and oils, so they are entirely safe to play with. Part of the goal that comes along with the pieces is to improve learning, creativity, and motor skills, which is why one of their collaborators is Growing with Montessori.

The variety of Grapat's toys is so wide you can choose from it depending on what you are looking for. For example, the Natural Rattle for age +0 months, that will help your baby improve visual development and depth perception.  Or the Platform 4 seasons and the houses, for age +12 months that will give them the freedom to build their own town or city with as many colors, people, and diversions that they can imagine. All of their toys are considered open-ended, which means there is no specific role to maintain, and your child´s playtime will always be taken with a big “Yes.” Everything is possible for them.

As your child creates new worlds with these pieces, naturally, the colors will fade, and some marks will come up in the wood. This is an excellent stage for them because, just as in life, marks, wrinkles, scars, should be celebrated as they come from life. The goal is to have enjoyed them as much as possible and use them for as long as they want.

Recommended for ages 10 months and up. Made in Spain.