The little fingers and curious minds benefit so much from playing with the bead maze toys! Educational Toys Planet introduces a great variety of bead mazes, bead roller-coasters, and activity tables for youngsters to entertain them at home, classrooms or waiting rooms. Our bead maze toys bring hours or stimulated sensory exploration for babies, toddlers and preschoolers improving their hand/eye coordination and thinking skills. Our colorful bead mazes from the award winning toy makers will teach your little ones shape, colors, spacious thinking, problem solving, fine motor skills.
A bead maze is a wire or wood framework containing a string of beads. The string is strung through the framework, and children can slide the beads along it to make their way through the maze. Typically, kids start at a certain point on the outside of the maze and move toward an end point in order to complete it. Many mazes will have places where the children can create “dead ends” by reversing direction. Some mazes also have patterned beads that act as clues for kids to solve specific pattern-based problems.
JUNGLE THEMED BEAD MAZE: Play surface features a colorful African scene with lakes and wildlife. The elaborate bead maze features colorful insect-themed blocks, two mountain tunnels with spinning birds. Two monkey gates can be slid onto the tracks to stop the train
ANIMAL TRAIN: Jungle-themed train has tiger, lion and elephant carriages. Your child is sure to enjoy hours of fun with this interactive and colorful table
CHILD-SIZED PLAY: Explore the jungle and its animals with this child-sized play table. Drive the train through the arches and make the birds fly. But watch out for the cheeky monkeys trying to block the way!
SAFE TO PLAY WITH: Non-toxic finishes and child safe materials. All Hape toys are made to a high safety standard to ensure many years of safe play are enjoyed amongst all
SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL: Made of high-quality wood that is ultra-strong and durable. We recommend this toy for children of ages 18 months and upwards
Bead mazes are a toy that can help teach kids a variety of skills, such as how to count and match colors. They also allow children to have a sense of accomplishment when they can find the goal at the end of the maze. In addition, bead mazes help kids with their fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and problem solving skills.
Bead mazes are usually made from graphite or wood, although there are plastic versions available for purchase as well. They come in a variety of forms, including flat version and a 3D version in the shape of an animal. On some bead mazes, there are openings in the wood or wire where children can easily see their way through one section to another. However, other bead mazes have many long sections where kids must turn and twist the beads in order to get from one place to another. This can help kids build coordination and problem-solving skills, as they have to figure out how to get from where they are to the goal.
Since bead mazes require a lot of patience, they can be a great toy for one child or a group of children to play with together. In addition, these toys come in a huge variety of colors, which can help with identifying and matching. In addition, they allow children to focus on the present moment rather than getting distracted by their surroundings. This makes bead mazes a great toy for use in a classroom or daycare environment to help children learn how to calm themselves when they are feeling overwhelmed.
CLASSIC DEVELOPMENTAL TOY – WITH A TWIST: The Melissa & Doug First Bead Maze is an exceptional developmental toy for kids. It features 18 multiple-shaped wooden beads and three plastic rings that spin and slide.
QUALITY CONSTRUCTION: This baby bead maze is made from high-quality materials. The four soft-coated wires twist and turn between two solid wood blocks that display quality craftsmanship for extended safe use.
EXCEPTIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOY: Our Melissa & Doug First Bead Maze baby toy has been designed to help children 12 months and above develop sensory skills, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination.
GREAT GIFT FOR AGES 12 MONTHS AND UP: The First Bead Maze is an educational gift for kids 12 months up. Add the Melissa & Doug Shape Sorting Cube to round out the hands-on experience and to give kids an engaging option for screen-free play.
“THE GOLD STANDARD IN CHILDHOOD PLAY”: For more than 30 years, Melissa & Doug has created beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News called “the gold standard in early childhood play.”
Bead mazes are a very versatile toy. Some mazes have specific puzzles built into them, while others simply challenge children to use their problem solving skills to turn themselves around and go the other way through the maze. With these types of bead mazes, kids are left to decide what type of problem they want to work on, which can vary depending on age, ability level, and cognitive development. The toy can also be changed over time so that kids are still challenged by the bead maze but not overwhelmed by it after multiple play sessions.
Bead mazes can help children learn how to focus on themselves instead of their surroundings. The toy is quiet enough that it allows children to “disconnect” from the objects around them without feeling like they are isolated. This can help kids feel like they have control over themselves when in an otherwise loud and busy environment.
Bead mazes also encourage kids to solve problems in order to get through the maze. They allow children to develop their fine motor skills by guiding beads along strings. Kids who have a variety of bead mazes at home can practice using different problem solving skills with each maze, such as identifying patterns and working on specific math problems. In addition, the beads in this toy are great for promoting a sense of accomplishment by allowing children to see how many puzzles they’ve completed.