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Grapat Perpetual Calendar without Nins (English)

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Regular price $50.00

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Description

    Unlock the mysteries of the calendar year with the Grapat Wooden Perpetual Calendar, designed to foster a deep understanding of time through hands-on interaction. This set features a natural beech wood bowl, two cubes marked with the days, and a platform divided into four sections representing the seasons, each section labelled with the months of the year in English. Ideal for both learning and decorating, this calendar offers a tangible way for children to connect with the flow of time.

    For a touch of Waldorf education, consider our version that includes 12 Nins peg dolls in various colors, each corresponding to a different month and season, enhancing both the educational and aesthetic value of the calendar.

    Grapat toys stand out for their commitment to sustainability and creativity. Crafted in the lush countryside, each piece is made from locally sourced materials, ensuring environmental stewardship and safety. The toys are finished with natural dyes and vegetable-based waxes, bringing out the rich textures and hues of the wood. Grapat encourages open-ended play, offering children tools to explore and express their creativity without bounds.

    Why we love the Grapat Wooden Perpetual Calendar:

    • Educational Value: Demonstrates the cyclical nature of time, helping children grasp the progression of days, months, and seasons.
    • Sensory Engagement: The use of natural wood and subtle colours stimulates sensory development.
    • Language Development: Helps enhance vocabulary through the clear labeling of days and months.
    • Cultural Insight: Offers a playful introduction to the concept of seasons and months, aligning with the Waldorf tradition of rhythmic learning and natural progression.

    Explore every day with wonder and learning with the Grapat Wooden Perpetual Calendar, where every change in date enriches your child's understanding and appreciation of time.

    • Features

      • Contains 1 natural beech wood bowl, two natural beech wood cubes with printed day numbers and a platform divided into 4 sections that determine the seasons, printed with the months of the year.
      • Months marked in English

    • Materials

      • Made using European-sourced wood from sustainable forests
      • The dyes are water-based and non-toxic. The colours and their appearance might vary slightly, like nature itself.
      • The finishes are made with wax and oils of vegetable origin.
      • All of Grapat's packaging is 100% plastic-free. They also produce the boxes with heavyweight cardboard that ensures the life of the box for approximately 5 years.

    • Age/Safety

      • Suitable for ages 1 year+
      • All Grapat products are manufactured and tested in accordance with the safety requirements of the European (EN71 1–2-3), American (ASTM) Toy Safety Standards, and ISO8124.

    • Care/Cleaning

      • Toys should be stored in a cool and dry place.
      • They can be cleaned with a damp cloth and dried immediately.
      • We do not recommend immersing parts in water, nor using disinfectants.

    • About the Brand

      Grapat is a family-founded brand that emerged from the simple yet profound realization that children thrive on open-ended play. Established in the serene countryside after the founders observed their own children's imaginative play, Grapat has dedicated itself to creating wooden toys that encourage creativity, freedom, and interaction with the natural world. Their philosophy is deeply rooted in respect for childhood, believing in the power of simple, unstructured play to foster development and imagination.

      Handcrafting each piece with care and attention to detail, Grapat uses sustainable materials sourced within the EU, emphasizing eco-friendliness and safety. The toys are brought to life with natural dyes and finished with vegetable-based waxes and oils, highlighting the wood's inherent beauty and ensuring each item is unique and safe for children. This commitment to quality and sustainability reflects Grapat's values of environmental stewardship and the promotion of a slower, more intentional way of life.

      At the heart of Grapat's ethos is the belief that toys should serve as tools for play, not dictate it. By offering materials without instructions or imposed limitations, they invite children to create their own stories and games, nurturing their innate ability to innovate. Grapat stands as a testament to the belief that through play, children can explore the world, understand their place within it, and express their individuality freely and creatively.

    • Shipping & Delivery

      • FREE shipping over $150
      • $12 flat rate shipping across Canada on orders under $150
      • $15 flat rate shipping on US orders under $150
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