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You often hear parents go back & forth on which stage of their child’s life is the best. Now that I’m a parent myself, I get it! During each stage of your kids life they are learning new things, acting different, and seriously doing the cutest things that make you just in awe of them. It’s almost impossible to make a decision on which one’s best! But that doesn’t matter because during each of those stages as parents we say, “This is my favorite age”. Well, I’m in toddlerhood and this is my favorite age 😀 at least so far lol. I just love how much she grows everyday, I mean I hate that it’s happening all so fast, but being here to watch it all is the best. Honestly makes me tear up just thinking about it…but this isn’t a sad, sappy blog post guys ha! It’s actually about one of our favorite toys for this toddler stage, the Thomas & Friends™ Wood track & train sets.
Let’s first start with why my toddler, aka Cora, loves the Thomas & Friends™ Wood track & train sets . I would say the first reason she ever fell in love with the narrative is because her Boppy (grandpa) is a huge train lover. My parents living room is decorated in train everything and my dad even has his own (grown-up) running toy train track at the house. Honestly I don’t know if Cora would have had a chance notloving trains. It’s been placed into her brain since she was a tiny infant lol. So it was an obvious choice to introduce Thomas & Friends™ to her.
So, she’s a Thomas & Friends™ fan but why pick this toy? I always consider a few different things when picking a toy for Cora. Will she learn and grow while playing with this toy? Is it something I think she will enjoy and keep her attention for longer than 5 minutes? Will it last long, meaning the quality and the age appropriateness? And last, but definitely not least, is it easy to clean up? The Thomas & Friends™ Wood track & train sets meets and exceeds every one of these!
My toddler can sit there for 20+ minutes at a time putting tracks together, taking them apart, and pretend playing with the trains; plus, these tracks are perfect for little hands! For all the toddler moms out there, you know that anything over 5 minutes with a toy means they really love it because man, do toddlers lose attention fast ha. I love watching her play with the Thomas & Friends™ Wood track & train sets too. The imaginative play that occurs while she’s learning cognitive skills building up the tracks, it just melts my heart seriously.
I also love that this is a wooden train set made of sustainably-sourced wood. It’s a toy that you pick up, touch, feel, and know that it’s going to last a long time. I want Cora’s toys to be like that. I want items that can grow with her as she grows, which the Thomas & Friends™ Wood track & train sets will completely do. It’s endless possibilities with creating your own layout and there are many more add-on options which I really like. But even though there are quite a few pieces, it’s a really easy clean-up. I think it’s perfect that you can create this huge layout, which feels even larger for a child, yet when you go to clean up, it all fits easily in a small box. I just kept one of the boxes that the tracks came in, toss everything in there and slide it in closet. Eazy Peezy 😎
So as you can tell, the Thomas & Friends™ Wood track & train sets is toddler approved as well as mom approved at our house. It’s the perfect combination of imaginative play, skill building, and just plain FUN-ness! Grab yours and discover all the possibilities your toddler can make too!