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New Grapat Mis&Match: Unleashing Creativity for All

Grapat loose parts have always been a fantastic canvas for open-ended play. If you’re new to them, you might wonder, “What exactly do you do with these?” Allow me to shed some light by sharing the myriad ways we’ve enjoyed playing with them over the years. The Grapat Mis&Match set, with its vibrant collection of […]

Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair Basket Summary

Wonderful Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair 2024: What a Magical Week!

Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair 2024 in Nuremberg, Germany, for the second time. This annual event is a paradise for toy enthusiasts and industry professionals alike, and my experience this year was nothing short of amazing. Although I spent most of my time working at the Connetix

Open-Ended Toys

Wonderful Open-Ended Toys To Encourage Creativity and Imagination!

When it comes to choosing toys for our children, there are endless options available in the market. However, what I love most about open-ended toys is that they are an invitation to creativity. Unlike toys with a specific purpose or outcome, open-ended toys allow children to use their imagination and explore endless possibilities. The less

Gifts for a 3 year old he'll love

50 Best Gifts for a 3 year old that he’ll love!

My son is turning four this week. What a year it has been! And I thought that, now that I still have his third year very present, I would put together a list of everything he has enjoyed the most as a three-year-old. It might be helpful for those researching ideas for gifts for a

Peg Doll Ideas - Dress Up

Easy Peg Doll Ideas – Dress them & make playtime more fun!

There’s something extraordinary about peg dolls – they can become whoever you want them to be. Our first peg dolls were the 12 Friends from Grimm’s, and my son loved them. But after a while, my children did not play with them as much, and I thought we had to spruce them up a bit

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Grapat Toys – Wonderful Open-ended Treasures to Fall in Love

Grapat toys came into our lives three years ago, and I am so happy they did. We were living in London, my son had just been born, and my daughter was three years old when we had been gifted the Grimms Rainbow. So I started researching open-ended wooden toys, and I saw Grapat coins, rings,

New Grapat Mandala 2022

New Grapat Mandala 2022 – Ready to fall in love?

This week the new Grapat collection of 2022 is hitting the stores worldwide. The collection is called WildWild, and I can assure you it is so much lovelier in real life. I’m lucky to be from the land of Grapat, and it reached my local toy shop early, and I was able to get our

Grapat Stacking Challenge

Grapat Stacking Challenge – Up for 66 challenges?

Hello fellow stackers! Are you looking for a stacking challenge? Get together your Grapat wooden toys and join in the fun. Be warned; this can be addictive. But it is loads of fun as well! I would like to share how this all started, introduce you to extraordinary creative minds that have gone above and

Wooden Stacking Toys

The best wooden stacking toys and 100 stacking ideas

Stacking has been a favorite activity in our household for some years now. I believe it truly started with the Grimm’s Rainbow. Of course, we had stacked some cubes before that, but we hadn’t discovered or tapped the potential of open-ended and wooden toys. So, I’ve put together a list of our wooden stacking toys,

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How to Play with Grapat Lola: 25 Fantastic Play Ideas

The first time I laid eyes on the Lola set, I was mesmerized. It is wonderful. The wood, the simple shapes, and the vibrant colors are lovely. It’s beautiful to the eyes and fantastic to the touch. We had been playing with Grapat toys and loose parts for some time, and we couldn’t wait to

Grapat Loose Parts

13 Grapat Loose Parts Ideas – How We Love To Play

Grapat loose parts are a great resource for open-ended play. If you are unfamiliar with them, you may probably think, “And what do you do with them?”. Well, I hope I’ll be able to answer by showing you all the ways we’ve come up with playing during the past years. Loose parts play is a

6 year old girl birthday gift ideas

6 Year Old Girl Birthday Gift Ideas She Will Love!

It was my daughter’s 6th birthday recently. She was so happy! I feel she has grown up a lot in just so little time. And from the look of her birthday gifts, I see her interests have shifted and grown. So I’ve put together this list of 6 year old girl birthday gift ideas that

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