Wooden Trains, Thru the Generations
Wooden Toy Train / Can be an essential part of a Child’s
development by: Glenn Mast
A wooden train set is an adaptable toy that can start as a
small set and be built up over time to become much more substantial system.
Wooden train sets also have great play value because of their long-term usage
as a child grows. Toys are essential parts of a kid's development. It somehow
represents what kind of thing or where his enthusiasm lies. They are also
useful as educational toys and are particularly good for developing gross and
fine motor skills as well as the ability to communicate.
Children love to play and a wooden train set is the perfect
toy to bring them together. Whilst playing with a train set children can
explore new roles, for example, one child might be the driver of the train
whilst another can be the station master controlling the flow of trains to and
from the platforms. Another child might be in charge of making announcements or
be the driver of a different train. There are any number of roles that can be
thought up and introduced and is very much let a child's imagination run wild
to create them.
There are a number of factors that will make a wooden train
set so much more appropriate for toddlers and pre-school children over an
electric train set for instance. First they tend to be non-motorized, which
means that there is nothing mechanical to break, no electricity and no
batteries are required. Secondly the material they are made out of is wood,
which is very forgiving, robust and repairable.
In the United States,
the wooden trains were first transformed into toys back in 1930's. So our
modern wooden toy trains' ancestors are about 70 years old in age. The models
were usually made of Maple tree wood. The wooden train set still captivates
young children (and some adults) today. With an increase in the awareness and
desire to purchase more ecologically sound toys for children. The wooden train
set is probably set to entertain children for another seventy years as they
learn and play.
Well personally, as a
little kid, I was a wooden train enthusiast. I still find myself bewildered by
the new generation of toy trains I didn't see back when life was still carefree
and there were lesser responsibilities.
Toy trains are one of the most intelligent toys that a
parent can give to his kids. It is a very good choice for substituting those
action figure things and robots.
What is so amazing with these wooden toy trains is that they
are based on trains that exist, or once existed on planet earth.
Author Resource: Glenn Mast is a successful business owner of a couple websites that offer Amish Handcrafted Products. His sites offer products and information about Amish Made Products & decor for your home, lawn or garden.