Ball Tracks and Marble Runs
Do you remember the excitement of your first marble run? The painstaking build, the wonky construction and the wobbles? The stillness as you got ready to release the ball, breath held as it swooped around bends and tumbled down slopes. Would it make it? Of course! What fun!
Marble runs are brilliant. But if your child is too young to build one successfully (or is under three and still liable to put the marble in her mouth), choose a ball track instead. The balls are larger (4cm across) but the game is no less fun. Best of all, ball tracks can be added to and the pieces eventually mixed with wooden blocks and the more grown-up marble run to create huge constructions of great complexity and challenge.