Here little traffic police are needed; they can guide the balls with the magnetic rod into the parking lots that match by color, move the turning disk to regulate the traffic flow or block a street with the pushing block. A great toy to keep children quietly occupied in lobby's, restaurants, road trips and airplane rides. Works hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills way better than a tablet or phone ever could!
What is the Object of the Game?
When children are ready, they can aim to get all the balls put back in their "homes" according to color. Red balls go in the red garage, blue balls in the blue garage, yellow in the yellow garage and grey balls can get tucked away in the dead end! Don't worry if your child is not ready for this aspect just yet, there is still plenty to enjoy in simply moving the beads around the board.
Carefully thought out design
Each of the parking garages have a slight recess allowing the balls to stay parked in their homes when children tilt the board (as will undoubtedly happen when playing on their laps!). The magnetic wand is just long enough to reach all parts of the maze but not too long so as to get tangled or present a safety hazard.
Encourages Problem Solving!
The strength of the magnetic wand often results in 2 or even 3 balls following behind when your child is trying to move only one. Frustrating right? Not to worry, this is by design! Figuring out how to use the roadblock, roundabout and other little alcoves to "hide" a certain color while allowing the color of your choice to pass is part of the fun.
Magnetic wand stores easily for travel
When you are done, simply tuck away the magnetic wand in the conveniently provided storage slot and voila, cleanup is done! The town maze measures 10" x 8.75" making it small enough to tuck in a diaper bag or carry-on.