Timeless and universal, in the playground or at home. The marble coursess for children wonderfully accompany the games of young and old. big ones. It's the perfect building and racing game for the whole family. But it's also an endless obstacle course. It is the field of expression that gives free rein to inventiveness, imagination and fun
The marble run for children: a game that crosses generations
Marbles are one of the oldest games in human history. The origin of the game of marbles remains unknown. Clay marbles have been discovered in Egyptian tombs dating from the beginning of the 3rd millennium, but it is difficult to make a connection with the game. These first appearances seem to date from Ancient Greece. At that time, the balls were in the ground. Later, between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the marble becomes an object of craftsmanship made of glass. But it could also be found in wood or even metal. It is called gobille. In the 15th century, the first game rules appeared.
Entertainment that crosses the ages without ageing, and to which we all still lend the same pleasure for generations. There is reason to be jealous!
It may be a bit boring, but I'm sure you can bring this knowledge out over dinner, guaranteed to hit!
The marble run for children: an ideal game for fine motor skills
If this game has been around for centuries, it's not for nothing! The Kids Marble Run is an extremely instructive and fun game for children. Indeed, under these somewhat outdated airs, the ball course is, however, a must. The marble run is a game that is different from other types of toys and has exceptional qualities. It will allow the child to work on his dexterity and his autonomy . It creates, imagines, rates, then
Children and concentration
It is a work of skill and perseverance. It moves at its own pace and it self-corrects. It's a great way to give the child confidence, he understands his mistakes and all that without the help of an adult. Away from screens, it also allows him to exercise his concentration, and fosters his imagination. He plays, learns on his own, and makes up his own rules. It's free time! And even as your kid grows, the game grows with them. Note that this is a modular game, the child can start over endlessly, it is a game that has no end in itself. It may be useful ;)
In addition, marble runs for children are also games for young and old alike, creating moments of intergenerational sharing. Marble runs allow children to develop their skills while having fun. It will be understood that this toy is as much educational as it is fun. To choose the right course, you must be careful to choose the right marble course. Indeed, it will be necessary in particular to dwell on the type of game and its characteristics. The route will not be the same depending on the age of the child.
How to choose the right circuit
Above all, you need to know the needs and above all wants of the child. Leave room for the creativity within him. Here is a little help to help you choose the right route.
Choosing a marble run suited to your child's age
It seems obvious not to entrust a marble run to a child who is too small. Indeed, there are many learning marble courses, with larger than average pieces to allow small children
The different types of children's marble runs
There are two types of marble run models. On one side the children's marble courses say gravity where the child must raise their course and lower the marbles with any gravity. And on the other hand games of skill where you have to create a course and make cross the marbles. This happens more on the ground with a domino system for example. Both games are interesting, but one will develop more creativity, while the other will develop more dexterity . The choice is yours, get creative!
The marble run for children comes to Quark
And yes, at Quark, too, there are marble courses for children! For young and old alike. We offer a pegboard marble run, where you can defythe law of gravity. The originality of this route is that it is attached to the mur via a perforated panel. In the kit we find linear rails, U-turns and paddle wheels. I lost you. It sounds complicated like that, but don't worry, we'll explain everything to you!
Here is the U-turn. Your ball wanders along the rails, it can jump and take some risks. You will now have to master it. Control your speed and givea U-turn. It is an inspiring movement to watch. And it is also a practical accessory to control the size of your marble run. Then… Let's face it. It's super stylish.
The waterwheel is the fun little accessory that gives color and rhythm. You will give a little extra soul to your marble run. This accessory gives you the opportunity to put colors on your Quark Ball. You are now going to pay attention to your construction and you are going to try to pass your ball through increasingly improbable places. All this to see your wheel turn.
You are already fascinated by your waterwheel. Wait until you discover the whirlpool ! This is an accessory that takes its time. If you choose to make your marble pass through a whirlpool, it is because you like to observe. Your ball will spin for a few moments and then end up falling into the central hole of the room. We have developed a small accessory to retrieve the ball from below the tourbillon. This last waypoint will allow you to bring the marble back to the main plane of the course. Nice no?
I saved the best for last! Warning the eyes ! The waterfall is an extreme accessory. I recognize that it takes a little time to install the waterfall. But when you discover how it works, you will immediately be hooked. The waterfall is a series of paddle wheels. Your ball will wander according to the forces acting on its path. All the paddle wheels touch each other in the waterfall. So as soon as a ball passes, it triggers many mechanisms. It makes a bit of noise so avoid this accessory in the middle of the night. An urgent addition to your children's marble run.
To your Quarkballs
The rule of the game is to imagine your journey then to create it . All you have to do is drop the marble, which will travel along the rails and change direction, it's fun thanks to the paddle wheels that punctuate the marble courses for children. And voila! We offer all of our accessories with pins in stainless steel, and made from a bioplastic 3D printer. So we can choose the colors and mix them. The strength of 3D printing is to produce on demand. So we can satisfy all your whims. Do not hesitate to contact us directly if you have a special request, we will always be available for you Quarkos! Thus the Quark ball course adapts to all the pegboards we offer and it is also made in France. 🇫🇷
But why is it so important? Local production allows you to reduce the environmental impact of your purchase. Indeed, the carbon footprint is lower when you consume French products. In addition, local production represents a unique know-how. France is a country recognized for its historical know-how. In addition, it creates jobs and promotes artisanal and industrial activity in our country. Finally, local production guarantees a certain quality. French standards are not strict just to annoy companies. This is a guarantee of quality for the end customer.
Time to have fun
Please note that our balls are the usual size and are made of stainless steel. It is therefore recommended for children over 5 years old or under parental supervision. There you go, just have fun! If you or your children appreciate the joys of construction, they will be well advised to turn to our models of marble courses for children. To build and assemble while having fun. The Quark course will evolve with the regular release of new accessories. Stay tuned ;)