Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends have been around for nearly 70 years and is still just as popular today as it was back then…
The tracks, trains, games and books can really help with your child’s development, depending on which Thomas the Tank Engine toys they play with, as each can offer a range of different skills.
• Encouraging them to expand their social interaction skills – teaching them to make friends and enjoy company;
• Stimulate their senses,
• Encourage problem solving skills,
• Help with hand to eye coordination to develop their reflexes
• Teaching them to enjoy using their imagination through play.
Thomas the Tank Engine can really stay as his favourite toy throughout the years, as the range offers fun and educational toys from the age of 12 months to 6 years+.
For your little one’s first introduction to Thomas, the Thomas & Friends Little Musical Note Book, for 18 months+, is ideal. This fun toy really encourages children to start reading for themselves; pressing the six buttons on the musical note module will play songs and lyrics are printed inside the book so they can have fun singing along.
A popular toy from the range is the Thomas & Friends foot-to-floor ride-on. Suitable for 12 months+, the toy helps with you child’s physical development – with coordination, balance and strength and instils confidence. It comes with a steering wheel, non-removable handle, safety belt and a seat that opens up for storage.
Sets such as the Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Mountain of Track or Deluxe Track Accessory Pack are also really popular among kids, as it allows them to have a real hands-on approach, as well as encouraging them to use their imagination. And then once they have a set they can start adding accessories, like the Deluxe crossing, which allows him to move signs to block rail or road traffic and comes with realistic lights and sounds, and of course his favourite characters, such as Gordon, Henry, James, Percy and Thomas himself!
The latest Thomas & Friends Vtech games are really handy for teaching your child problem-solving skills by playing games involving colours, numbers, counting, vocabulary, matching, memory, reading and many more. The games are available for the Vtech InnoTab Learning software (suitable for 4 years+), Vtech MobiGo software (from 3 years) and Vtech Storio software (from 3 years). These will allow your child to have fun while learning!
Your child will love being apart of and collecting the wide range of Thomas and Friends toys. Whether it’s the track extensions, trains, play figures or games, you can rest assure that you’ll be getting toys with durability, great quality and value for money.