Connect and play with the Thomas Track Playset and motorised engine. Build the track using the eight jumbo tile pieces and watch Thomas race around and around; keep changing his route by rearranging the tiles. Children can build up to 50 different track combinations.
The Thomas engine will also run on any flat surface.
What our testers said
“That bit doesn’t go there, it goes here.” Girl aged 4
“The train can go fast, but it has no one to race.” Boy aged 3
What our experts think
This set really engaged children (particularly Thomas fans!) straight away. They spent a lot of time building the track, and we saw lots of children working with one another to create it. We like the style of the jigsaw-puzzle track; this gave children lots of design possibilities, challenged their pattern matching and logical thinking skills, and also encouraged dexterity (as they pieced the jigsaw together).
The familiar brand provides an excellent springboard for imaginative play; it can also be a good way to start encouraging children to play together (through a shared interest and knowledge of the characters), although it would be better if there were two trains to play with.
– Promotes imaginative play
– Encourages pattern matching and logical thinking
– Develops hand control and dexterity