Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Lakeshore Learning Marbulous Marble Run Review & $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lakeshore Learning Marbulous Marble Run Review & $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Marble runs are all over the web & for good reason - they are FUN
They are fun to put together and lots of fun to play with.

When I had the opportunity to review a product from Lakeshore Learning it took me mere minutes to decide on the Marbulous Clear View Marble Run. 


What's in the Box?
Marbulous comes with 48 plastic pieces and 16 marbles. 


How To Play:
The pieces fit together with a click to create many different marble courses.  How you play is up to your imagination and planning with the provided pieces.



Our Thoughts:
Working together the Lil Divas and I created various courses through trial and error. It was great fun to see if our plans would work and such a thrill to watch the marbles travel through the see through pieces of each run. 

The pieces work best on a hard flat surface. In their enthusiasm, the Lil Divas knocked the run over a few times and got frustrated with having to rebuild but once they got the hang on what to do we did not have these issues anymore and they enjoyed playing with Marbulous immensely (see the evident smiles below!). 



I really like that the set is not only fun bit it also helps develop kids planning (creating courses that work properly) and motor skills (fitting all the pieces together). This is a toy that is definitely fun over time as kids are continually challenged to create a new course to play with. 

We could use a few extra pieces - the Lil Divas wanted to create big designs that they could race marbles against each other but we were limited to using only the pieces provided.  I could see getting additional pieces for us to play with in the future.  

This would be a perfect gift for older children who would be able to create course after course for continued playtime fun. I can see younger children (ages 3 & 4) definitely needing help with this but it is a fun family play time - that's how we used it and I enjoyed working on it with the Lil Divas.  

Overall, The Marbulous Clear-View Marble Run from Lakeshore Learning was a big hit with the Lil Divas (and their mommy!). 

Interested in learning more about Marbulous and/or Lakeshore Learning? Visit their website, connect with them on Facebook (I'd love for you to them them I sent you over!) or follow them on Twitter

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**GIVEAWAY**
Lakeshore Learning is going to provide 
one LUCKY Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas reader with
a $25.00 Lakeshore Learning Giftcard!

Win It:
**Contest ends on 1/12/12**
 One (1) lucky Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas readers
(US Only!) is going to receive a
$25.00 Lakeshore Learning Gift Card

How to Enter:
 Simply comment below to answer this question -
What product would you most like to own from Lakeshore Learning?
(Be sure to visit their website to check out all their amazing products)
**This must be completed in order for any extra entries to count**

Extra Entries (Optional)
Please leave a seperate comment for each entry!  
If you are already a follower - leave a comment! 
That will count as an entry.
  1. Follow Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas Publicly via Google Friend Connect 
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  7. Connect with Lakeshore Learning on  Facebook (tell them Bern from @Momto2PoshLilDivas sent you!)
  8. Connect with Lakeshore Learning on Twitter
  9. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a link - can be done once a day
Win a $25 Gift Card from @LakeshoreLM with @Momto2PoshDivas #Giveaway ends 1/12/12



Giveaway Details:
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.
  • In order to enter you must leave a comment on THIS POST.
  • Seperate comments must be left for each additional entry!
  • Giveaway ends at midnight on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 (PST)
  • No purchase necessary to win
  • Must be 18yrs of age or older to enter
  • US residents only!
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • Odds of winning are based on total number of valid entries received.
  • Winners will be chosen via random.org by 1/17/12 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
  • If winner does not claim prize within 48 hrs. or forefits, prize will be reawarded at my sole discretion.
Good Luck!
Bern


Disclaimer: I received the Marbulous Clear View Marble Run from Lakeshore Learning in order to facilitate this review. 
That being said, this review is my 100% honest opinion of the product. Please remember that your opinions and tastes might differ from mine. 

136 comments:

  1. There are so many wonderful products I would like to own from Lakeshore. At the moment I am thinking more of outdoors items and I'm thinking the hop a longs.

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  2. We have that marble run and love it too! I think I'd use the gift card for some new counters for my youngest. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. A microscope would be great for the kids

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  8. I would love to get a good globe to have at home or some lacing beads for my toddler.

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  9. I love Lakeshore! I would let the kids pick out some new art supplies.
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  22. would love to get my son the fruit and vegetable cut ups! really love their products!!

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  25. AAF of theirs on facebook! said hi though!!

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  27. Oh, love Lakeshore Learning! So much to choose from, but probably would pick out some sort of magnet play set.

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  46. I think I would like to get the Magnetic Safety Dartboard... The boys would love that!! kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

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  48. I love the marble run, just got one over Christmas. I would love to get some of their giant stamp pads.

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  54. What a great giveaway. I love Lakeshore Learning and my daughter loves it even more. I would love to get the Nature blocks.

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  55. I became a fan of Lakeshore Learning on Facebook.

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  56. We got that marble run for xmas & my daughter loves it! I may go back & buy a second one so we can build bigger tracks.

    I think what we would currently love most from Lakeshore is a globe. My daughter LOVES the little $10 globe they have, but I would like one a little bigger, with more detail.
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  57. I like the Alphabet Photo Floor Puzzle.

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  60. I would love a floor puzzle for my youngest-maybe the four seasons or the solar system one!

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  79. Sorry, I am doing this in the incorrect order, I would love to have some of the dry erase boards from Lakeshore Learning!

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  80. I love all thier products but the one you tried out looks cool!

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  81. subscribe via google reader cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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  82. I'd get the U.S.A. Map Puzzle.

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  83. Leslie says I would first love the marble track.

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  84. The website has a lot to offer. I am also interested in the Magnetic Set and the Build a Volcano set

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  85. Did you know they have a little of everything for education including educational bingo games.

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  86. Oh, I would love to get my kids a marble run! Also a spin art set :)

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  87. I think I would like to get the Soft & Squeezy Farm Animals
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  88. I am a public follower of yours on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue).
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  97. This gift card would have come in handy this Christmas we got most of the children's toys at Lakeshore. They love their castle blocks, as well as their magnatiles. But what they love most are the dinosaurs. I think if I were to want any gift from Lakeshore it would have to be more dinosaurs!

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  98. Just one product for Lakeshore I'd like is the giant abc stampers.

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  99. I would love one of the balance boards. It would be perfect for those winter days when we're stuck inside!

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  100. I like the fruit and veggie cut-ups. They are adorable!

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  101. wow I am way on the bottom

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  102. I love all your ideas going to start using some in my daycare. I love lakeshore and all the neat stuff they have.

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  103. Rose Koogler - rosekoogler@gmail.comJanuary 12, 2012 at 1:33 AM

    I love the color and shapes discovery boxes - my daughter and I would love to win those!

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  108. I would like one of the hot dot sets.

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  109. I am new to your blog (just found it today) and I am having the best time looking around. What great ideas!

    I have a lot of the Lakeshore Learning products and loooove them. My daughter recently got the Pet Vet Center for Christmas as well as Tabletop Light Panel. We use the Classroom Song Bank every day. She would love the marble run; she has always wanted one.

    With the gift card, I would get something fun like the Fingerprint Artist’s Stamp Pad and Emberley’s Funprint Drawing Book.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  110. I subscribed via email. hjnagel (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  111. I know my kids would LOVE the young scientist microscope set!

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  112. The sponge painting design set looks awesome! Everything from LL is so very high quality!

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  113. I subscribe via email as net(dot)pmatsinv(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  114. I follow Lakeshore Learning on twitter

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