At Meland, one of our all-time most popular toys is our Marble Runs. Even in today's technology-enabled world, Marble Runs are classics that still entertain and inspire. They really are the MVPs of indoor, rainy day fun.
Sometimes called a Marble Maze, a Marble Track, or even a marble race, these educational toys are an excellent way for future engineers to develop dexterity and fine motor skills as well as develop their creativity and problem solving skills.
Challenging enough to keep little hands occupied, and noisy enough to keep kids attention (while not so noisy that parents will lose their minds).
A Marble Run is a colorful construction sets and a great way to introduce your child to elementary physics, creative construction and give them a sense of pride in making something.
What is a Marble Run?
A marble run is a construction set that allows for hours of creative play.
Essentially, kids connect the various colourful pieces to build a track for marbles to roll down. The different combinations are as various as your kids imagination.
The sets are educational, teaching children about physics and engineering.
Marble runs are also great for developing hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills.
Meland has two marble run sets. A 132 piece set which comes with a 102 colorful translucent construction pieces (ramps, dishes, tubes and more) and 30 marbles to send rolling down. And a 142 piece set which comes with 113 colorful translucent construction pieces, 4 LED lighted marbles (ideal for nighttime constructions), and 25 glass marbles.
How does a Marble Run work?
To give a one-word answer: gravity. The entry to each of the individual construction pieces is higher than the exit, when the piece is set in its designed state.
From shallow to steep marble tracks, spinning wheels, staircases, and more.
Each piece is designed to easily fit with other pieces in the set, and designed to move the marble on its journey - or catch it at the end of its decent.
How to assemble a Marble Run?
Construction is easy, and requires no glue or other adhesives. The pieces easily push into one another, allowing little hands to quickly and easily construct, experiment and enjoy without added frustrations.
The sets take apart just as easily, ensuring a quick clear away time and also the ability to build and build again. The many marble tracks offers a young, creative child almost infinite possibilities.
And that's really the beauty of a marble run- it offers kids the freedom to be as creative and inventive as they like.
The combinations are endless, which means there is always something new and interesting coming from your child.
No matter what you use your Marble Run for, whether it's a cause for friendly competition between siblings, or a way to keep your kids occupied on a rainy day- let Meland be your 'go-to' source. We have the top quality, most creative marble runs available on the market today!
How to play with a Marble Run?
Kids aged between 3 and 4 years take very little instruction to start playing with a Marble Run. Once they're 4 they should be comfortable building their own runs themselves after a little initial help.
For kids over 5 years old, you might start to add in even more options. Adding obstacles or challenges, like having a kid build tracks that take a marble through one window and out of another in a doll house. O timing the tracks, making the longest marble run, or the slowest decent from a dining room chair. The great thing about this toy is that the possibilities are quite literarily endless.
Benefits of a Marble Run
As we've mentioned, creativity, fine motor skills, problem solving and logic are all exercised by kids when playing with a marble run toy.
Older children can even start to grasp basic physics - particularly if they've been inspired to start experimenting with the set as part of a larger construction the likes of a Rube Goldberg machine.
A marble run set is suitable for all kids ages. No matter which age group you're buying for - marble run toys offer great fun and learning opportunities for children.
What better way to encourage a love of STEM education than through a child-led design and build activity that they'll enjoy time and again!
Marble Run - ideal for all kids
Marble Run toys are idea for younger kids, older kids, girls, boys, any kid really.
They're a great way to encourage STEM education in children.
What better way to get your child interested than through an activity they'll enjoy for years? Let Meland be your 'go-to' source for the best quality, most creative marble run sets available on the market today!