Grimms Weather Building Set. Grimms wanted to make this abstract topic comprehensible to children in a hands-on way. The beautiful shape and feel of the play pieces stimulates the child’s imagination and stories about the weather can be experienced and emulated: Let’s comfort Little Rabbit who has hidden under his bed out of fear of the thunderstorm! Through play fears can be processed and alleviated.
In form and shape, The Weather Building Set is perfectly matched to the Grimms Large Twelve-Piece Rainbows. All young builders, can use these pieces to bring sunshine to their day, to conjure up lightning and thunder, or let snow and rain fall from the sky. A good storm drives all the clouds from the sky so that the sun can dry and warm everything once again.
A unique characteristic of Grimms wooden toys is the velvety surface resulting from the use of colour glaze that penetrates into the wood, leaving a matte finish rather than a glossy one. The individual pieces are dipped by hand into the stain and Grimms intentionally do not put a final protective coating on it to preserve the positive characteristics of the wood. This method guarantees that toys stack more easily with greater play possibilities, and children feel and experience the wood fibres and structure while playing.
From time to time colour transfer will result in new products that carry some excess colour pigments. Grimms recommend wiping the transferred surface with a wet, lint-free cloth to remove colour pigments.
Grimms colours are non-toxic, water based stains that are absolutely harmless and tested in-depth for colour fastness in contact with saliva. This test uses a liquid comparable to standard human saliva. However, some people’s saliva do vary from the “standard”, so some colour may transfer under those conditions, but the stains are harmless.