Encourage your little ones to explore their engineering skills this fall by taking a trip to the jungle! Ravensburger, renowned maker of high-quality toys, puzzles and board games, has announced GraviTrax Junior, a new younger-themed version of its best-selling marble run line that is now aimed at children ages 3 and up. GraviTrax Junior features newly designed pieces designed for little hands, as well as themed elements to help stimulate imagination and creative play. The first set in the new line, GraviTrax Junior – My Jungle Starter Set, is a 100-piece, jungle-themed set that is available exclusively at Barnes & Noble and specialty retailers nationwide.
“We created GraviTrax Junior as a way to inspire young children to explore science and engineering in a playful way created just for them,” said Thomas Kaeppeler, President of Ravensburger North America. “GraviTrax Junior brings all the fun, joy and learning of our original GraviTrax to a younger generation, giving them an opportunity to explore their creativity and practice strategy through independent play. The themed figures and colorful elements further foster imagination.”
Similar to its predecessor, GraviTrax Junior helps children to learn through the development of motor skills and spatial awareness. Updated components like a larger ball and the track built directly into the tiles make it easier for younger children to connect their marble runs. The newly added themed worlds also encourage an element of storytelling.
From the materials used to make them to their particular shape and size, all building elements in GraviTrax Junior –My Jungle Starter Set are designed to create an enjoyable experience for children as young as three. The product is made primarily from renewable resources, including the building pieces, created with a mix of bioplastic and wood fibers.
Since its launch in late 2017, GraviTrax has grown into a popular children’s toy, both in the U.S. and worldwide. The franchise has sold over 15 million units worldwide and currently ranks as the No.1 marble run system in the U.S., according to the NPD Group. This STEM-based line of toys encourages kids to experiment with gravity, magnetism and kinetics to propel their marble to the finish line. The new GraviTrax Junior – My Jungle Starter Set will be compatible with all future GraviTrax Junior products to guarantee a long-lasting play experience.
The GraviTrax Junior – My Jungle Starter Set is suitable for children ages 3 and up.