Waldorf perpetual calendar kit German / Handmade sustainable wooden toy – Grapat
This beautiful handmade sustainable wooden Grapat perpetual calendar toy kit in German comprises of 12 nins® in 12 different colours. The kit also includes 1 natural beechwood bowl, 2 natural beechwood cubes with numbers printed on and a ring platform divided in 4 sections with the names of the months printed on. Each of the sections of the ring represents a season.
The perpetual calendar is a widely used Waldorf method to help maintain rhythm throughout the year and to smooth transitions between the seasons. A treasured family ritual, the perpetual calendar is a physical way in which children can see the progression and changing of time. As it is shaped circular, the perpetual calendar visually represents time as an ongoing cycle.
This kit includes 12 nins® in 12 different colours corresponding with those defined in the Waldorf pedagogy. Each nin® represents a month, and all together they represent the 4 seasons fo the year. Throughout each season “treasures” contained and collected in the little wooden bowl can be changed to reflect the changes in nature, allowing an appreciation of the many ways in which the nature of our environment evolves and changes.
The perpetual calendar German kit is entirely crafted by hand from sustainable wood and finished by hand with natural water based dyes. Each item is smooth and pleasant to touch and finished with natural bees wax.
Inspired by the Waldorf pedagogy, the Spanish brand Grapat is well-known for their beautiful wooden toys which are open-ended and favour free and autonomous play. The Grapat philosophy is based on providing toys that encourage, invite and stimulate creation allowing children to invent their own games and imaginary worlds.
All the wooden Grapat toys are hand-crafted in various workshops in Catalunya, Spain, following traditional processes, with wood derived from sustainable forests and painted by hand with water based dyes. The toys are safe for use by small children as they are non-toxic and comply with the European safety regulations of the directive EN / 71-3: 2014 + A1: 2014 / 2013 regarding toy safety. A large part of the Grapat toys collection carries the prestigious Spielgut® seal.
The Grapat perpetual calendar in German is suitable for children aged 12 months and up.
1 wooden bowl
2 wooden cubes
1 ring platform divided into 4 sections