What is it
Watch and help Thomas, Percy, and Terence pick up and deliver their loads on time throughout Sodor. The fully automated engine magically transforms from Thomas to Percy and Terence, and back again.
Set Thomas and his friends on the track to load and unload for hours of magic and fun! Features 1 vehicle chassis, 3 vehicle bodies, over 8 feet of track and destinations, and several loads to haul around.
It’s a load of fun!
What our team of testers said
"What's this for? What happens if we press on it?" - Boy aged 4
"It's going by itself." - Girl aged 3
- Promotes imaginative play
- Allows for trial and error learning
- Builds problem-solving skills
What our experts think
The Big Loader track allows children to explore and learn through trial and error while engaging in imaginative play with the popular Thomas & Friends. After watching the motorised train go round the track a few times, our testers realised by pressing the buttons on the side, they could send the train back and forth to different sections of the train and pick up coal.
This set really fostered their curiosity as they used problem-solving to make the trains load and unload and to change the different vehicle bodies. Sets like this are also great for imaginative play and creativity – children can act out different scenes on the track, using the familiar characters as a springboard for their storytelling. This can help them to make sense of different situations, boosting their personal, social and emotional development.
- RRP: £34.99
- Brands: Tomy
- Battery Operated
- Toy Types: Toy cars, trains, boats and planes
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Speech, language and communication skills
Trial and error learning
Understanding the world