What is it
A fantasy Dino Range rail set in which railways and dinosaurs come together in a colourful prehistoric landscape. Includes a dinosaur train, volcano tunnels and a group of wooden dinosaurs. Additional accessories are available to expand this set, and the tracks and train are compatible with other brands.
What our team of testers said
"It looks like a volcano!" - Girl aged 3
"I want to play with the dinosaurs." - Boy aged 3
- Good for imaginative play
- Supports children's understanding of the world
- Can encourage children to play together
What our experts think
It’s lovely to see a new twist on a classic toy, and we can see this being a particular hit with dinosaur lovers! Driving the trains around and slotting pieces together is good for encouraging hand-eye coordination and strengthening children’s grip, which is needed for holding a pencil to write. Large sets like this can get children playing together, developing their social skills.
The set is also great for imaginative play and creativity, with or without the train track. The toys are very versatile so can be used outdoors or in sandboxes for more play opportunities. Experimenting with the trains – pushing along different surfaces, and up or down angles – also helps children start to learn how things work in the world (e.g. forces).
It would be even better if...
Children were often impatient to start playing but the track took a while for an adult to set up. It would be good if instructions were clearer, and an alternative simplified version of the track would come in useful for a quick set-up too.
- RRP: £54.99
- Brands: bigjigs
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Toy cars, trains, boats and planes
- Types of skills developed: Animals & Sealife
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Physical & motor skills
Pincer grip and writing
Understanding the world