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About Thomas The Train

If you, like every other parent who went before you, are struggling to teach your child about friendship and sharing, introduce him to Thomas the Train. In the elaborate Thomas & Friends books and videos, the trains learn about cooperation, teasing, and dealing with rivalries; all life lessons for a young child. While Thomas & Friends stories have good messages to share, they draw in their young audience with the details about working railways and steam engines. After introducing your child to the stories, search the vast inventory on eBay for wooden Thomas the Train toys. Each train has a magnet on each end, so your child can put together a whole string of train cars and take them on a journey. The trains themselves are wooden, but the faces are plastic. To contain the trains and tracks, you may want to invest in a train table. Thomas the Train tables range in size and shape, from a 30-inch by 30-inch square table to a 46.5-inch by 32.75-inch rectangular table made by KidKraft. The trains and train table should be a magnet for visiting children, giving your child the chance to try out in real life what he has learned about friendship and sharing.