Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run
Recommended Age: 3-12 years old
Create your own unique marble run then drop the marble from the highest point to see your design come to life. You may also make designs pictured on the activity cards. Make the marble stop, change speeds, or change direction by rearranging the pieces. 14 magnetic foam pieces, 4 marbles, 10 activity cards.
Reason to Buy
Run the gauntlet, marble! Run the gauntlet! We love this vertical marble run where the child can design and build a marble run using gravity and engineering fanciful structures for the marble to spill through the path and complete the route.
We love the way it creates a cause and effect type learning for the child similar to designing a Rube Goldberg where a series of successive, small actions affect the actions and the path of a marble or kinetic vehicle to create a simple result.
We love the creative and imaginative aspects and the open ended play and social interaction where the child can explain the thought processes and learning for the puzzle.
Why Experts Love It
So, we love this toy because it can encompass all learning and developmental aspects from gross and fine motor control to imagination to social aspects. The building and engineering allows for 3 dimensional thinking and planning where the child can visualize cause and effect and future, potential, anticipatory pathways for learning. We love the different level of thinking in creating in a vertical manner rather than thinking along a line or flat horizon.