Our children are inundated with technology. From playing games on an iPad to watching videos, there can be little time for hands-on, creative activities—activities that are very important to their cognitive and physical development. We love Fisher Price’s Thomas & Friends Collection of high quality wooden railway systems that inspire little minds and hands to create. The Thomas & Friends Collection comprises hundreds of products, including several railway destinations, engines, and accessories.
Thomas the train toys feature well-crafted tracks, easy-to-build layouts, and attractive landscape features, plus brightly colored toy trains that look like Thomas the Tank Engine and the other characters children know and love. Train engines and cars are simple and fun to connect, and some cars have lights and sounds, which kids adore.
Thomas & Friends railway systems help children develop in many ways. Little ones ages 3+ will develop motor skills, storytelling talents, and problem solving abilities when they play with Thomas train sets. Children coordinate fine motor skills as they assemble the track, attach engines and cars, and work the interactive features. Kids develop socially as they imagine and play out dialog between characters, and learn about taking turns and sharing. They also develop problem solving skills as they devise new track layouts, and they grow emotionally as their self-confidence increases with their accomplishments. Plus, for those down times, they can explore the accompanying online videos and activities.
Here are three of our favorite Thomas & Friends wooden railway systems:
1. Wooden Railway James’ Fishy Delivery With over 30 pieces, this figure-8 train set lets kids travel up, over and around the fishery. They’ll take James over the wooden bridge, watch fish swim in the tank, and drop off the crate of fish in the cargo bin. SRP $90.00 BUY NOW
2. Wooden Railway Series Tidmouth Sheds Deluxe Set
This 110-piece playlet includes Tidmouth Sheds, track pieces, bridges, vehicles, and accessories. Little ones can store it all inside the convenient Thomas storage box, and it includes a comfy cushion for them to sit on. SPR $499 BUY NOW
3. Wooden Railway Lumber Yard Waterfall Adventure This playtable-sized train set is built around the Sodor Lumber Yard. Thomas picks up saw blade cargo from the crane and brings it to the logging mill to help cut down logs. As Thomas chuffs along, the saw blades cut down the logs and send them down the river, and the logs form a floating bridge for the engine to travel over. Kids can use the crane to lift and load cargo. The set includes Thomas engine, cargo car, and logs. SRP $140 BUY NOW
Check out the entire Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway collection at their website.
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