“Mommy, Mommy…Draw a train…Draw Thomas…Draw tracks…Draw a tunnel…” My son thinks I’m Van Gogh! : ) And every time we go anywhere…and I mean anywhere…he has to have a train. Last week we visited FAO Schwarz…twice…we managed to escape with just one lone train…Charlie. Before we went on vacation…I went shopping at T.J. Maxx for some BlogHer attire. I wasn’t quite so fortunate. By the time I had finished perusing the aisles, Rosie and Diesel were no longer in their packages. Add them to the collection. My son is a train-a-holic!
Right before our trip to New York City, my son received the Early Engineers Roundabout Station Set. He couldn’t get us to open it quick enough. Like most boys, my son has been enthralled with trains since he first discovered them. When he was about a year and a half, we broke down and bought him an entire train table…one that really didn’t get use until he was about 2 1/2. Which is why I like the Early Engineers line.
The Early Engineers line was designed with little tots in mind, and in many ways, resembles the classic Thomas Wooden Railway system. Toddlers who are still mastering dexterity will benefit from “chunky vehicles, sturdy tracktiles and simple destinations.” I like the fact that my son can use the trains he already has with this set. The set is transportable (unlike his ginormous train table) and yes, we’ve taken it with us on car trips. Additional tracks and sets can also be added (although at present there are only 3 in total) as your toddler grows.
The Early Engineers sets are crafted similarly to Thomas Wooden Railway sets and include quality wood craftsmanship and the timeless signature look. Despite their affordable price point, the sets are still well made and include a variety of features. The Roundabout Station Set includes an Early Engineers Thomas Engine, two destinations, track and molded track layout with wooden tracktiles and two accessories.
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