The Roundabout Wooden Marble Run
Round and Round and Round it goes.
This Roundabout is an entry level marble run. It is a small and mighty wooden marble run construction system consisting of 91 pieces. Geared for beginning builders of marble runs, it can easily be leveled up with add-ons for more advanced building. Building creative marble runs is engaging at any age. The whole family playing together provides unique, thinking, creative quality time.
The German Engineering Design was inspired by DaVinci circles with endless creative building possibilities for spatial thinking minds. The blocks are seven different colors, each with their own function. This is an heirloom toy, meant to last through generations, offering thousands of happy playing hours.
This Marble Run is made of high-quality birch hardwood derived from sustainably managed forests. This Roundabout Marble Run is a best seller and multiple award winner. See instructional leaflet here.
SIZE: 17.2" x 3.15" x 13.4"
- Spiel Gut (Good Toy) Award
- Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
WARNING: This toy contains a marble. Not intended for children under 3 years.
This kind of construction toy is our favorite for its developmental value. Construction is self-correcting, so no instruction is necessary, providing experience with self-learning.
STEM: Children learn to build structures, considering gravity, weight, balance, and stability. They learn and practice math skills by grouping, adding, subtracting, matching and sequencing. Other skills involve modular reasoning, perspective, and creative reasoning. Children also encounter cause and effect, and they engage problem-solving, classification and critical thinking skills.
Imagination: Children design things based on their own creative ideas. May watch the construction grow and continue to add in complexity. May decorate or add flourishes.
Physical: Clutching, handling, manipulating all lead to strength in fingers and hands and a strong development in eye-hand coordination
Social: Marble runs are a great teamwork exercise, offering opportunities to work together, share, discuss and solve problems, give and take ideas, and improve social relationships.
Language: Children must reach for deeper communication as they discuss the size, shape, colors, comparisons, building successes or failures and other aspects of construction.
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