Grapat's mandala collection invites children to create mandalas, individually or collectively. They can also be used to create pictures and representations. Grapat chose the amount of 36 in order to make round creations and divisible by 12 for limitless options in math, units of time/calendars, colour activities and more.
Depending on the developmental stage of the children, mandalas can enrich symbolic play, they can be used as food for cooking or elements to transport. When the children are older and in the phase of concrete learning, mandala pieces can be of help with counting, lining up, or creating letters ... just let them surprise you!
GRAPAT provides material without instructions, open-ended and favours free and autonomous play. Our only premise is to let children play, slowly, without time limits. We suggest material that encourages, invites and stimulates the creation of several fantastic, realistic and invented little worlds. It is made following traditional processes, in the old way, with thick soft raw materials, natural dyes which let the wood veins be seen and vibrant coloured waxes and oils that slightly shine. The products are painted by hand, homemade, surrounded by land, fire, rivers and many children nearby, who inspire us daily.
Small parts are a choking hazard. This Grapat set is safety rated for ages 3yrs+