Wooden Train Set - My First Railway Starter Set
LAYOUT SIZE: 22.25" x 17.25" x 3.5"
AGE RANGE: 18 mos. and up
Aside from building sets, we believe train sets are one of the best toys you can buy for your children because both physical and imaginative play come together, often in serious engagement and a state of flow. This starter set initiates the interest and love of train building that engage so many children.
Children will imagine stories and whistle train sounds Woo Woo as the train gets pushed along the tracks. Even adults can become train fanatics well after office hours are over, making the parental bond time fun for everyone.
This Railway Starter Set is recommended for children as young as 18 months. Eye-hand coordination is still becoming refined and this simple set supports that development. Fine motor skills are improving through the handling of small objects like the train.
Train sets are great fun. As your child grows and acquires additional add-ons, the imagination can run wild with engineering challenges of track design, bridges, stations, and more.
Train sets fit the constructivist learning model of several child development experts including Maria Montessori. Children learn by doing and engaging through discovery.
BRIO was founded in 1884 in Osby, a small town located in southern Sweden, and has been creating quality products since that time. They have successfully combined innovation with respect for the heritage of craftsmanship. Their mission is to create happy childhood memories. They believe strongly in the magic of play, supporting children's growth and development in a safe way. Today BRIO is a global company. They have been a Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden since the 1940s.
When designing toys, there are four key principles BRIO strives for:
- Toys should be safe to play with
- They must comply with BRIO’s high-quality standards
- They must be intuitively easy for the child to understand
- They must help the child grow through play
Brio has held onto wood as the primary material they use for their toys. Beech hardwood as a material is timeless and very durable. It is not endangered and it is easy to replace. Their wood comes from renewable forests grown in forests from Southern Sweden to the Northern European mainland. No unique biospheres are destroyed. Here at Sweetpea Toys, we love BRIO because they are thoughtful about toy design, safety, play needs, manufacturing and the care of our planet.