Chuggington Makes Rails

Meet Wilson, Brewster and Koko, three railway locomotives, from the fictional town of Chuggington.  These three fancy locomotives share important values with children such as friendship, honesty, and listening.  Children also learn to resolve conflicts, be persistent, and finish tasks that they began.  These episodes are designed to teach important social-emotional skills in a way that helps preschoolers prepare for their beginning years of  childhood.  Honestly, with all of the wonderful children’s shows out there, you can’t help but be impressed with this one.

Although the show is computer generated, you know that you are getting a high quality show from the same creative team that helped to produce Bob the Builder.  The show is produced by Ludorum plc, a company that was founded in 2006 by Charlie Caminada, Rob Lawes, and Dick Rothkopf.  Rothkopf was the previous chairman of Learning Curve International, a company which designed and manufactured educational toys for children.

What’s most impressive about this series is the unique toys that are out there on the market. I have to admit, when I was a child, I absolutely adored trains.  You can physically move the trains anywhere, which helps to develop children’s kinesthetic skills. You can use your imagination to create a story where the train saves the day.  Your child will truly benefit from this toy.  There are so many options on this website. Check it out, we offer some pretty cool trains! Not to mention games, engines, and much more, perfect for any time of the year. In the words of the three “Trainees,” “Wheels to the Rails!”

 

Mattel Includes Thomas the Train on List of Hot Holiday Toys

Thomas and Friends Trackmaster Zip, Zoom and Logging Adventure.

Thomas and Friends Trackmaster Zip, Zoom and Logging Adventure.

With the holiday season coming up soon, Mattel recently shared their picks for Hot Holiday Toys. Among several great gift ideas on Mattel’s “must-have” list of licensed toys, they included the Thomas and Friends Trackmaster Zip, Zoom and Logging Adventure.

Whether you’re new to Thomas the Train or a long time passenger, the Trackmaster is a perfect holiday gift. Kids can relive Thomas’ most thrilling moments from the “Misty Island Rescue” movie and create new adventures on Misty Island.

We invite you to explore more holiday gifts at our official Thomas the Train shop on Ty’s Toy Box. And make sure to sign up for our newsletter so you can get more holiday toy specials delivered right to your email inbox.

What’s On Your List?

We’d like to know what toys are on your children’s wish list this year? Post your favorites in the comments below!