What’s great about today society is that kids are allowed to be kids and pretty much play with girl toys/boy toys as they wish. Back in my days, girls didn’t play with trucks (although I loved to), and boys didn’t play with dolls – ok, as a society, we’re still working on this one, but it’s come a long way in the last 30 years.
As you know, DD is a tom boy, she likes to play rough and has plenty of trucks, cars and Legos to keep her busy (we’re not into GIJoes just yet, but I’m sure they are on their way soon). Another great “boy toy” that DD loves playing with is train sets. A few of her “boy-friends” (friends that are boys) have sets and she can really play with the sets for quite some time.
We have the opportunity to review the Chuggington Interactive Railway Wash & Fuel Set. This is your classic figure 8 train set with a few modern day changes (like batteries). The train set comes in about 40 pieces that need to be put together by adults or older kids, there are directions to make it easy to follow. The train itself has batteries although it doesn’t move along the track on its own, but there is a gas and wash station that do have flashing lights and make noises.
DD travels around the living room as she makes her train go around and around in 8’s. Her arms aren’t long enough to make the train go around the track while sitting down, so she gets up and pushes her train around the track. I can hear her playing conductor and talking to herself, I’m not exactly sure what she is doing, but I can imagine she is pretending to be a train conductor, picking up passengers and bringing them across the country.
The train set is a decent size and does take up a bit of space on the livingroom floor, but it’s also easy to take apart and put away (although there is a hole in the box where you could see the train). DD and I (yes,I end up playing frequently) enjoy playing with the Chugggington Interactive Railway.
The Chuggington Interactive Railway Wash & Fuel Starter Set is just the beginning of the fun, this is part of a bunch of play sets that all can be put together to make the train set larger and larger. Also, once you get more trains, they are suppose to be able to interact with each other as well. Unfortunately, the set that I received only has 1 train, so I wasn’t able to test this feature out, but it sounds like lots of fun for kids.
I know that trains may be seen more as a boy toy, but please know that girls like trains too!!
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