This material is a human shape which can lead to other shapes depending on the order the children fit the pieces and on the children’s imagination.
This games is used to fit pieces together. It improves hand-eye coordination and motor skills. Moreover, it can become a symbolic game and a game of imagination because it allows multiple actions and combinations.
The wooden pieces can be thread with a cord or can be piled up.
The Grapat Story
Catalonia based Joguines Grapat was founded by husband and wife team Casiana & Jordi Grapat who were inspired by watching their young daughter play freely with very few, simple toys that she had at her disposal. They realised that when children are given freedom to imagine, they will enter a world of their own creation. Inspired by this experience with their daughter, they started to create wooden toys such as the Nins® (Catalan for 'children'), a beautiful range of traditional Waldorf toy peg dolls, that allow children to play freely without rules or structure, unhindered by pre-determined ideas or games.
Grapat Stacking Figure