Rail and Road Wooden Train Set
LAYOUT SIZE: 30" x 29.75"
AGE RANGE: 3 years +
AWARD: Finnish Toy of the Year, Ages 4-6
Aside from building blocks, 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.
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.
By the time children reach 24-36 months, eye-hand coordination is becoming refined and fine motor skills are improving through handling small objects.
Regarding social skills, large train sets are a nice way for children to play alongside one another because they can play together independently but actively which is normal at this age.
Boredom doesn't set in quickly with train sets. If a child has enough add-ons, the imagination can run wild with engineering challenges of track design, bridges, stations, and more.
Train sets fit the constructivist model of Maria Montessori. Children learn by doing and engaging through discovery, rather than learning by instruction.
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.