Froebel Gabe 1 / Original Friedrich Froebel knit balls playing gift – SINA Spielzeug
Gabe 1 from the SINA Spielzeug range of playing gifts based on the original blueprints as designed by Friedrich Froebel consists of 6 embroidered yarn balls with a diameter of approximately 4cm and looped strings. The first three fabric balls are in the primary colours red, yellow and blue and the other three are in the secondary colours green, orange and violet. Together, the six balls represent the colours of the rainbow.
The crochet balls are soft and give way when held. They are lightweight which makes it easy for a small child to reach for it and hold it well with one hand. The looped strings allow for further play and exploration with the balls.
According to the German pedagogue Friedrich Froebel (Fröbel) and founder of the kindergarten, a child’s first or favourite toy is a ball. To him the ball symbolised unity because it is a complete, whole and a pure form.
Play with Gabe 1 introduces the young child to the physical world and stimulates interaction and movement by holding, rolling, tossing, swinging or watching the ball. This educational toy is suited for babies and toddlers and develops motor skills, eye-hand coordination and helps them to distinguish form, colour and movement.
All SINA Spielzeug toys are designed and made by hand in the company’s own workshop in Neuhausen/Erzgebirge, Germany. Developed and manufactured with the utmost care, each SINA product carries the CE mark and complies with all the legal requirements of the European Toys Safety Directive 2009/48/EC and EN 71 for the safety of toys. Several of the SINA toys have been awarded with the Spielgut® seal.
High safety and ethical standards are required from suppliers of raw materials as well as a guarantee that all materials and constituent parts are safe for children and free of toxins. A family company at heart, SINA’s range includes didactic wooden toys, wooden playing items for therapeutical use and playing items including the gifts or gaben of the Froebel (Fröbel) pedagogy.
SINA Spielzeug is a member of the Deutscher Verband der Spielwarenindustrie, the Fachgruppe Holzspielzeug and the Pestalozzi-Fröbel-Verband.
The SINA Spielzeug Gabe 1 is suitable for children aged 1 years and up.
6 yarn balls
6 coloured threads
1 wooden frame made of rods
6 wooden sticks
1 wooden box for display and storage