We are big fans of Thomas the Train round these parts. From the instant that Luke could utter “Choo Choo!,” we’ve been in a constant state of train fever. We’ve accumulated wooden trains, battery-operated trains, train tracks like crazy, and various other train memorabilia over Luke’s five years, but none compare to the bond he has with his Thomas trains.
As Luke has grown older, his use of the trains has grown too. When he was in his toddler phase, he’d happily push Thomas and Gordon along, occasionally crashing them into each other. A year or so back, Luke chose to use some of his birthday money to purchase a Thomas tug boat set for the bath tub that is still in constant rotation. More recently, he has begun to build elaborate towns with his collection of tracks and tells stories with his beloved trains and now that he’s in Kindergarten, he’s decided that he’d like to learn to read using some Thomas the Train books. I’ve made sure that he now has Thomas books for reading after school, at bedtime, and even in the car for when we have to drive longer distances.
As a parent, I love how universal Thomas the Train is. I love how Luke has been able to identify and appreciate trains for going on five years now. Where some toys are geared to a specific age range, these toys have grown with him. I know I don’t have to worry about how “age appropriate” or modest anything is and I can trust that Luke won’t be picking up any inappropriate or sassy behaviors during playtime. That’s a huge relief for this momma!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mattel. The opinions and text are all mine.