A New Chuggington DVD!

Just in time for summer break, there’s a new Chuggington DVD for your kids to enjoy!

 

In “Wilson And The Ice Cream Fair,” the Chuggington trainees are embarking on new adventures, this time to an ice cream fair, the mayor’s banquet, and the ice caves! Wilson is the main character, but Brewster, Koko, Old Puffer Pete, and Mtambo make an appearance on the DVD, as well. By following along, your kids will learn lessons about cooperation, bravery, and responsibility.

The DVD is about sixty minutes long and was released by Anchor Bay Entertainment, the company that distributed Thomas & Friends videos up until a few years ago. This is the seventh Chuggington DVD they’ve released. Other releases include “Let’s Ride The Rails” and “Traintastic Adventures.” In addition to the Chuggington DVDs, Anchor Bay Entertainment also distributes childhood favorites like Nick Jr’s Wubbzy and the storybook-based Eloise DVDs.

“Wilson And The Ice Cream Fair” is available in DVD stores nationwide and can be purchased online. If you want to know more before you buy it, you can even watch the trailer!

New Chuggington DVD: Wilson and the Ice Cream Fair

Chuggington has once again made tracks with the newest DVD release, Wilson and the Ice Cream Fair! This DVD recently released on May 15, just in time for summer!

Wilson and the Ice Cream Fair

In the episodes on this new DVD, Wilson is assigned to deliver a massive amount of ice cream to the ice cream fair. He must also deliver the ice cream without all of it melting! He also assists Frostini in creating a new flavor of ice cream for the mayor.

Wilson continues on his adventures by visiting the ice cream factory with friends Brewster and Koko. Old Puffer Pete and young trainee Mtambo also assist Wilson in his expeditions. Wilson journeys to the ice caves, and even helps with a rescue at Safari Park!

Chuggington is geared towards ages 2-7. Important life lessons can be learned from these wonderful DVDs, including responsibility, cooperation, friendship, and fun.

New Chuggington Dvd: Brewster’s little helper

 Brewster’s Little Helper is the newest installment in the Chuggington series. Your preschool-aged children will be honking their horns along with their favorites “trainees,” Brewster, Wilson, and Koko.  The series is composed of 6 episodes.  They are Brewster’s Little Helper, Koko Takes Charge, Brewster Knows Best, Zephie’s Zoomaround, Nurse Wilson and Wilson And The Paint Wagon.  In the title episode, Brewster’s Little Helper, Zephie, is determined to show Brewster that she can pull her own weight. She tries to accomplish all of the tasks that Brewster gives her in the day, however, she is completely overwhelmed by them. She winds up getting into trouble because she cannot complete the chores correctly. Brewster helps her with her tasks and gets her back on track.

These episodes are extremely fun to watch and also provide positive messages at the same time. Preschoolers learn the importance of friendship, teamwork, responsibility, patience, and creative thinking. Be sure to get your copy of Brewster’s Little Helper today! Of course, if you haven’t already caught up with all of the other DVDs, be sure to check out our selection of Chuggington DVDs today.

Amtrak Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Amtrak is celebrating its 40th anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, they’ve assembled a special train which includes displays of old memorabilia like uniforms, photos, and china. The train will be traveling through various parts of the United States. If you are interested in seeing the train, be sure to click here for the schedule to see if it’s passing through your area.

The Exhibit Train will feature a special Chuggington play area for your little ones.  Your children will be super-excited when they see it!  It might also be a good idea for your child to work on his or her BADGE QUEST ahead of time so that they will be prepared when they go to see the train.  What is the Badge Quest, might you ask?  The Badge Quest is a series of stories and challenges which allow parents and children to interact. Children accept challenges, and upon completion of the challenge, receive a badge.  There are several different opportunities for challenges and badges, which makes it fun and exciting for all.  This opportunity is perfect for preschool aged children.

We at Ty’s Toy Box are also excited about Amtrak’s 40th anniversary celebration, and have an awesome selection of Chuggington toys, including trains, to help you celebrate!  We also have clothing items that you can personalize with your child’s name on it.  Who knows-maybe they can even wear it to the Exhibit Train.

The Origins of Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Train originally started out as a children’s book, like many modern day children’s shows.  Thomas the Train is based on The Railway Series by Reverend Wilbur Awdry and his son, Christopher Awdry.  Wilbur Awdry began to tell stories to his son to entertain him when his son had measles.  The Railway Series was the resulting book of his stories.  This book has since became an inspiration to many, and has helped many people through their difficult times just like it helped Christopher when he was young.

Wilbur drew his inspiration from the trains of the Great Western Railway.  At night he would lay awake and hear the sounds of the banking engines helping a freight train up the steep hill.  He imagined the trains were having a conversation and talking with one another, encouraging each other up the hill.  He imagined the freight train saying, “I think I can, I know I can,” while climbing the hill.  The conversation continued, with the two trains encouraging each other up the hill.

The book was later turned into a show which closely followed the book’s storyline, at least at first.  The show details the adventures of Thomas and his anthropomorphized train friends who live on the fictional island of Sodor. Ringo Starr actually helped to narrate the show from 1984-1986. Research reveals that he at first was reluctant to take the part, because he had never read any of the books.  However, he later changed his mind and accepted the part.  He, out of all of the narrators, is the one that is most frequently associated with the show.

Although no new TV episodes are currently being produced, Thomas is still a classic show and piece of children’s literature that is not bound to disappear anytime soon.  If you are a long-devoted fan of Thomas, or enjoy watching the reruns, then don’t hesitate to check out our Thomas the Train Toys. We also have Thomas’s friends Gordon, Edward, Henry, James, Percy, Toby, Emily and many more. For more fun and to play games with Thomas and Friends, click here.