HABA Marble Run - Meadow Funnel Set Accessory
Clang! Clang! to the Marble Funnel
Marbles make delicate tonal sounds as they travel down to the bright green funnel. Beware! If the two magnetic blocks aren't positioned at the right spot, the marbles will zip over the edge and disappear. Or, perhaps your marbles will they spin, spin, spin and drop through the hole?
What an exceptional addition to an existing marble ball track. This German-made accessory provides lessons in physics and magnetism. It's compatible with all HABA building systems, meaning it can be integrated into the family construction toys for years. Like all HABA wooden toys, this is heirloom quality, made of beech wood from sustainable forests, meant to last through generations.
CONTENTS: a ringing track, 4 stability columns, 2 magnetic blocks, the meadow funnel, and 6 marbles
SIZE: meadow funnel diameter is 8"
AGES: Recommended for beginner to advanced builders ages 3 to 10.
WARNING: Contains small marbles. Not for children under 3 years.
Marble runs and their accessories are one of our favorite for their developmental value. The benefits are deep across so many different levels and the benefits happen instantly and simultaneously. Construction is self-correcting so no instruction is necessary, providing experience with self-learning.
STEM: Children learn to build structures. They gain a better understanding of physics and how things work together. Building successfully requires consideration of gravity, weight, balance, and stability. They learn and practice math skills by grouping, adding, subtracting, matching and sequencing. Other skills involve modular reasoning, building, 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. They are likely to learn as the construction grows and continue to add in complexity. The finishing touches are often visual flourishes or unexpected engineering.
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 richer communication skills as they discuss the size, shape, colors, comparisons, building successes or failures and other aspects of construction.
HABA is a family-owned German firm making children's toys for over 75 years. The design team at HABA is committed to safety, sustainability, and quality. They develop over 250 new ideas each year. They focus on natural toys with maple and beech wood as a central focus.
HABA has received numerous awards and recognitions each year in its product collection. Over time, they have been recognized by at least 45 industry, governmental and parenting organizations.