With the Xyloba Marble Track sounding melody track Brother Jakob (Frére Jacques) made of wood with 56 parts, you combine two independent worlds - that of music and building - in a unique way in the form of a beautiful and stable marble track, in which all parts can be combined with each other are.
This track is based on the melody of the well-known song "Bruder Jakob" (Frére Jacques), but you don't have to build it up like that. Because no matter how you want to put the wooden building blocks together, you determine the melody, the beat or the rhythm and the melody is generated by the respective pitches. Thanks to the modular, stable plug-in system, the track cannot slip and ensures fun and sound experiences even with a robust structure. With the included mallet, the bars can be played like a xylophone and, above all, inserted into the ball track, so that very unique melodies are created as soon as the marble starts rolling and hits the respective bar.
With the sounding marble run, children from the age of 3 (accompanied by adults) or 5 years get to know notes, beat and rhythm in a playful way. The concept behind it: There are building blocks, sound blocks, passage blocks, runways and sound bars with different tones. The runways vary in length, allowing for whole, half and quarter notes to be produced, allowing children to learn how long a note lasts. In this way, the ball track manages to visualize music.
A ball track fascinates every child and some adults, because everyone can get creative here, this track has a high educational value, you can combine, hear and feel with it. The structure of the Xyloba marble run promotes spatial thinking and cognitive, musical, logical and motor-coordinative abilities without getting frustrating, since nothing can slip or fall down - the marble run is simply ingeniously simple and yet thanks to its modularity it can be experienced again and again.
Not the right one yet? You can find a curated selection of marble runs in our Holzflitzer collection Wooden ball track.
The manufacturer: Xyloba Marble Runs are manufactured by the Weizenkorn Foundation in Switzerland, a socially responsible company. It is mainly people who need support who work at the foundation and find a professional home here.
WARNING: small parts, choking hazard. Not suitable for children under 3 years.