Hape Melodies was released early this year in January and it’s seen some healthy interest since it’s launch. The Hape philosophy rings true with each toy and we can expect to hear more than just good reviews if the kids keep playing!
The range consists of 6 play instruments, is wonderfully made in wood and coloured with bright striking water based paint.
Hape released this promotional video so you can see the kids in tune!
As usual the high quality design and manufacture make these a wonderful introduction to instrument play. You can expect kids to improve fine motor skills and problem solving with critical thinking, cause and effect and spatial relation.
Amazon sales boast good reviews of these and we can expect to see alot more in the futre. At a reasonable price point from £12.50 to £3.50 there is something for all buyers.
Do remember when buying that play intruments are not intended to be musically sound
The kids will love the noise what ever notes they decide to arrange!
The event is taking place next Thursday 12th July 2012 at 8.30-10pm on the Izziwizzi Kids Facebook Fan page. Everyone is welcome! If you have train and farm lovers in your life, then this is a must! There is even a chance to WIN a BRIO Farm Set when you register today on the Marbel Toys Facebook Page, come and join the fun!
NOTE: To Enter the Competition, please visit the Marbel Toys Twitter (or click the image above) follow and retweet! Once we have reached 1500 followers, we will select one lucky follower at random to win the prize.
BRIO have once again injected life a creativity into an existing concept! The brand new BRIO Builder system is a fantastic twist on a classic idea of a wooden construction toy.
You build – you play! BRIO Builder is a unique wooden-based construction system where the child becomes the creator. The child can build sturdy models with realistic details by following the instruction manual – or they can build whatever their imagination comes up with.
Every model comes with a child size tool to help with the construction. There are 8 different models in total, and all of them can be built into a secondary model, that you can easily find on the upcoming web site; www.briobuilder.net.
BRIO have also created a super slick video demonstrating the versatility of the product:
The BRIO Builder range will be in Toy Stores from September 2012.
First off, Happy Friday everyone, it’s nearly the weekend! After a short (but hectic) week in Marbel Toys we are ready for a Friday pint and pasty!
As the life seems to be fly be and the world seems to move quicker and quicker, sometimes it’s good to sit back and appreciate what you have achieved. As I was looking through the gorgeous Plan Toys 2012 catalogue (there are some treats coming your way later in the year) I noticed a timeline of Plan Toys pretty epic history:
(click the timeline to enlarge)
In Thailand during 1981, Mr Vitool Viraponsawan (CEO of Plan Toys), created the first company in the world to create toys from preservative free rubber-wood. From there, the visionary toy designer has created a world re-known toy company that has won countless multi national toy awards, transformed the methods of green toy manufacturing (in 2011 Plan Toys developed a completely new way to create toys from the previously disregarded root of the rubber-wood tree!) and pushed the boundaries of labour relations and social welfare of employees.
Marbel Toys are privileged to distribute such a fantastic range of global award winning wooden toys here in the UK.
Visit the Busy Bee Stand stand for a hands-on experience of the fantastic Makedo range of re-usable clips and pins.
This year’s festival will be held on Saturday March 31st 2012 at St Clement’s Church, Edge Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9JF. The main festival is from 11am to 6pm and the evening celidh is from 7.30pm to 11pm plus an After Party at Dulcimer from 7pm.
The Twitter profile for the festival states;
“Chorlton’s Big Green Festival is an annual celebration of sustainable living with live music & dance, food & drink, bicycles & more!”
So we reckon it sounds like it will be a great time and a good laugh, plus you get to play with Makedo and meet Busy Bee Toyshop!
Makedo continue in their impressive quest to enlighten ‘makedoers’ weekend creativity with the next installation of the weekend project guides, which highlight ways to get hands on with reclaimed packaging materials and Makedo re-clips.
The guys over in makedo’s head office created and filmed the boats maiden voyage after a heavy Melbourne summer down pour! Check out Paul Justin inventor of makedo launching his boat:
To help inspire you in your own boat construction adventure, makedo have created a free printable PDF guide, with step by step instructions to create the fab pirate boat below!
Once you have crated a masterpiece of nautical workmanship, you can even upload a photo of you creation to the makedo creation gallery, to be in with a chance of winning the monthly ‘Maker of the Month competition’