Carla NinsGrapat £47.55
The Carla set is a comprehensive introduction to playing and learning with Grapat toys. 12 colourful nins (children), with matching rings and discs, provide endless opportunities for classifying, grouping, threading and matching. Nins can also be used to create small worlds and imaginative play. Carla provides everything you need for many years of happy play.
Nins measure 6 cm high.
Coins and rings Diameter 4.7 cm.
*Unfortunately, we are unable to supply Grapat to customers outside the EU. Other brands are unaffected.
My 2 and 3 year old both love these. They provide hours of play whether being used to build towers or stored in their bags to be used as money.
Why we love figures
You don't need many animals to have a collection rich in story-telling possibilities - a handful of 'goodies' and a 'baddie' is enough. To maximise play value, choose animals with distinct characters such as foxes, mice and goats. Think of the adventures you could have with a wolf, a lamb, a donkey, an owl and an ox. When combined with regular reading, especially traditional tales, the creative possibilities are endless.
Peg people occupy a special place in young children's play. With a stability that comes from a wide base and a supremely grippable head, they're perfect for the baby who is learning to grasp and place. Their simple design also makes them a blank canvas on which to paint any personality, great for small world play.
Rehearse real life
Play people are an especially important part of any pre-school toy box. In these characters children recognise themselves and their families and friends. Their play is usually about enacting real-life or imagined scenes - simple scenarios such as being at home in the kitchen or driving along in the car - compounding their understanding of the world and how everyone in it plays a part.