Grapat Bowls and Marbles
This Grapat toy set includes 6 wooden bowls, 36 wooden marbles, a wooden tongs and a fabric bag.
A classic Montessori counting game! Children enjoy counting, sorting, playing and all the while they're discovering mathematics and dexterity skills. The natural game to play is to count and sort the numbers into the matching colour bowls but children are free to invent more games and use the marbles and bowls for other games too. The bowls are beautifully made and are sure to be used for many years as keepsake bowls and for filling with all kinds of things.
Age: +36 months.
Size: Bowls Ø 6cm and 3cm in height.
Material: The wood comes from sustainable forests. The dyes are based on water and non-toxic that comply with the European safety regulations of the Toy EN / 71-3: 2014 + A1: 2014 / 2013. Working with dyes and not with acrylic paints allows you to continue having contact with the wood who is noble and kind. The drawing of the vein, its nuances and touches, its own characteristics. The dye does not jump from the wood when it falls to the ground or when time passes because it penetrates deep inside the piece.
Care: Can be wiped with a damp cloth and dry immediately. The pieces should not be submerged in water nor should disinfectant be used..
Each piece that passes through your hands is unique, each one is painted by hand. We understand the “imperfections” of wood as characteristics that make each piece unique. It is beautiful and makes the material even more valuable..
Article manufactured under the safety standard EN71.
Made in Catalunya, 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 within them many years ago, during the first 3 years of their eldest daughter. She has almost had no toys and that has led them to consider on the need for children to have them. They have done an internal work of conscience to allow her to use everyday objects, they have opened kitchen closets, they have allowed the books to become roads, the scarves transform into huts and roads.
It is inspiring to see children playing, the game has something sacred, like a parallel world-like meditation that is governed by its own rules and time. The game in children is like an earthquake that can not be stopped, however much we adults try with all our strength. Free play, loose parts, open and unstructured material startle us daily because it transforms into what they decide and which are the fruit of their internal need. We propose a material without instructions, the only premise is to let do, without time, slowly. A material that incites, invites, causes the creation of diverse worlds, fantastic, realistic, invented …
Welcome to Grapat, and happy game!