If you are looking for a gift for younger kids, ideally toddlers that you may want to looking into wood trains. Wood trains teach youngsters coordination skills and kids love to roll them around on the tracks. There are many different producers of quality wood train toys. There are two immensely reputable companies however two stand out in Learning Curve that produces Thomas Wooden Railway and BRIO that have perfected the production of these trains over the decades they have been in business.
You can buy individual Brio wooden train set trains, train sets and various track pieces. Of the many sets available they vary in complexity from very simplistic to very advanced sets that can cost a few hundred dollars. The sophisticated layouts can be quite overwhelming to younger youngsters, so it is best to start small. The more sophisticated sets are ideal for older youngsters who have taken to wood trains and will have them busy for hours. You can even purchase a train table that both BRIO and Learning Curve have branded. The BRIO train table is great place to build your track configuration and store your trains and set pieces when not in use. With younger kids, it is recommended you buy the suretrack clips to keep your track configuration in place. These plastic clips just slide under any track pieces you want to hold together in seconds flat and you do not have to worry about your track falling apart.
There are many unique train characters which children can identify with. Kids can re-enact the adventures of Thomas and his friends from the long running TV program.
The Thomas and Friends franchise has developed to be the premier seller of train toys and other merchandise. Thomas the Tank Engine is indeed a global phenomenon. There is Thomas clothing, bedding accessories, bath toys, furniture and hundreds of unique toys which please children from all over the globe. The favorite Thomas train Bed is loved by many youngsters.
No matter what train toys you prefer to buy, please purchase from a trusted manufacture like BRIO or Learning Curve that have been in business for decades.