Wordless Wednesday – Marble Racer

by Deb on January 19, 2011

Marble Racer

This is one of the girls’ favourite toys, I love how many different things they get out of it.

There are physical skills like co-ordination and care in building, aim in dropping the marbles, picking them up.

Social skills like working together, sharing, taking turns.

And problem solving skills like testing, following a path, planning and questioning.  Not to mention the amount of patience, persistence, creativity, concentration and thinking ahead required!

But really it’s just a lot of fun 🙂

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Sam @ Learn. Create. Do. January 19, 2011 at 9:43 am

This is a great toy. It was my daughter’s favourite too.
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tinoki January 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

this is one of my boys’ favourite toys too. and my husband’s 🙂
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Trish January 19, 2011 at 6:42 pm

It’s a super toy. Lovely pics .My older boy love dhis marble racer, now my nephew has it and soon we might get it back for my Mr4’s.
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nellbe January 19, 2011 at 7:03 pm

it looks like lots of fun! My son has been nagging me to buy him one for ages, I just might do so 🙂
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Shailender @ Romantic Getaways January 19, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I know it’s a good toy but cute kids make them special & memorable. Isn’t it?
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Kat January 22, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I love those sorts of toys. Where do you buy them from?

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Deb January 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Unfortunately this was a present, so I don’t know where it came from. I’ve been looking but haven’t seen another one the same.

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Martianne January 26, 2011 at 5:58 am

Great toy! You might like to build on their knowledge by crafting your own magnet one modeled after this one that we received in an activity bag exchange. Lots of fun: http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2010/04/almost-wordless-wedneday-we-were-oh-so.html

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Caz January 26, 2011 at 10:11 am

We have this marble run and our girls love it too! Such a vesatile toy and one of the few things our 1 and 3 year old will do together without arguing hehe 😀
Kat – we bought ours from Toys’R’Us if there is one near you, it was on sale there recently for $20.
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Shae January 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm

The marble run is a red hot favorite toy here 🙂

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Christie-Childhood 101 January 31, 2011 at 11:38 pm

The children in my child care centre used to love the marble runs and I was just looking at a wooden set for Immy last week – maybe for her birthday!
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