Loop de Loop Wooden Marble Run
This high-quality wooden marble run provides endless creative building possibilities and encourages spatial thinking and problem-solving. Each of the seven different color blocks has a different function and teaches physics in a fabulously fun way -- using energy and trajectory kinetics. The Loop de Loop by Quadrilla is the pinnacle of marble runs, featuring a special funnel with two entrances so marbles can approach from both sides and go head to head.
This 130-piece set includes marbles, a seesaw, straight and curved rails, and accelerators. Construct a massive variety of winding marble highways and byways, or combine the Loop de Loop with other sets to create a skyscraper of a marble run! Like other Quadrilla construction sets, this Loop de Loop easily expands with other sets and additional pieces (sold separately). An heirloom quality birch and rubberwood set, this set is worth every penny.
Loop de Loop has won “Spiel Gut” (Good Toy) Award and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. See instruction manual here.
SIZE: 21" x 13.5" x 5.5"
- 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, learning the physics of how things work together. They must consider gravity, weight, balance, and stability. Children learn and practice math skills by grouping, adding, subtracting, matching and sequencing. Other skills involve modular reasoning, perspective, and creative reasoning. They also encounter cause and effect and 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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