Sunday, July 26, 2009

If your child likes Thomas the Tank Engine, here is the BEST investment you can make! It's called "Take Along Thomas". This series of sets includes all the tracks and stations etc. to build the whole Island of Sodor. Everything is sold separately, so you can buy just what you'd like. It's a die cast iron set which can endure anything your child throws at it!

We had a friend who gave us a bag of the trains and once we saw how much our son loved them, we purchased the Tank Engine Shed and Carnival set and made our own little island. Our son LOVES it and plays with it for hours. He re-creates all the episodes he has seen and all of his trains talk to each other! I prefer this set to the traditional wooden set as it takes a beating and the pieces are a bit smaller, less chunky. They say it's for ages 2+ although my son started playing with these at about 1.5 years old.

You can find all the sets here: We attached the tracks to a big piece of plywood so it would stay together and then built a table beneath it with legs on rollers so we could roll the whole thing out of the way when he wasn't using it.

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