Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 3 year-old ++
Who would love this: Parents/ kids who love open-ended resources for indoor/ outdoor play
We love dynamic constructions toys involving rolling balls. They are like a personalised playground of our own - offering boundless possibilities and exciting outcomes. “Bamboo Construct & Roll” from Explore Nook is probably one of the most open-ended ball-run sets I have ever seen. I’m loving how it encourages imaginative play and creativity in such unrestrained way!
Why I love ❤️ it?:
(1) Design & Construct - Included within are 8 ramp channels, 6 tubular stands, 4 base stands, and 4 upper stands. When I first saw this toy in the website, I wasn’t too sure how the pieces can stay together during a ball-run. I was delighted to discover the little “secrets” behind it - all the tubes and curvy stands are thoughtfully crafted with dowel pegs and holes, so we can simply push and wriggle and connect the pieces. I’m impressed with how sturdy the construction result is; the pieces attached tightly together, and the ramp tracks lean on the upper stands comfortably. The illustrated guide suggests a “basic construction” form, using different number of tubes for height adjustment to create a continuous and descending ramp. But of course, the kids’ imagination always travels beyond the “basic”. They modified the angles and directions, built-up tunnels, “mixed it up” with other loose parts and blocks, and wanted to explore the interaction between the momentum of a fast-rolling ball and spinning wheel.
(2) Compactly-Packed - The completed structure might seem massive, but once we disconnect the separate pieces, they can be compactly and conveniently packed into a reasonable-size box for easy portability.
(3) Open-Ended Ball Run Track - The set goes well with anything that “rolls”, including the “3 Large-Sized Wooden Balls” set from Explore Nook (which allows us to test out the varying force, motion, sound, and action produced by 3 sizes of balls).
(4) Natural Bamboo Material - Each piece is made of 100% natural bamboo that possesses unique DNA and character of its own. The tubular stands have slight differences in diameter and height. The ramp channels have its personal shades and inimitable markings. They are light weight and sustainable, designed in Australia and beautifully-crafted in Vietnam.
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