Trains are very popular among children of all ages, and we are talking about children of 'ALL AGES.' Train displays and showcases occur all over the United States each year, with millions of visitors attending these shows to see what other train enthusiasts have done with their collections. Trains became popular with young children when Thomas the Tank Engine was released to the public on television in 1984 with the show 'Thomas and Friends.' Toy trains are an incredibly popular type of toy these days among children, which is why train tables for children are a necessity for the avid train loving child.
The most common train tables for children are wooden tables that have railroad scenes painted on the tops of them. These tables make the perfect gift for the holiday season or for an upcoming birthday. Wooden train tables are an excellent way to teach your children neatness too. When your children play in their playroom, they typically leave their toys scattered all over the floor, which can later cause them to trip and fall. If you purchase wooden train tables for your children, they can keep their toys on the table, preventing them from tripping on one and falling and getting hurt.
Train tables for children do not have to be flat either. Most train tables can have train tracks put on top of them to build a real world of trains, where the trains can then be placed on the tracks and the children can scoot them around all over their own little train world. There are some train tables that fold up once they are done being used, which makes it easy to store the tables in a closet or in a very small place, removing some of the clutter from your child's playroom.
There are many benefits of your child having a train table in their playroom. Three of those benefits are problem solving, the blossoming of their imagination, and an understanding of simple machines. Problem solving comes into play when the child is setting up his or her table for use. Not only will then need to get all of their train toys out of the closet, they will also have to set up the tracks on top of the table. The tracks will need to be constructed together and at certain angles for them to fit on the table properly.
The second benefit of train tables is your child's imagination taking off to new heights. When playing with the trains they are creating their own little train world that they completely control. This means they make up the names of the passengers, the conductors, and the train engineers. For instance, the child could make the trains communicate with each other just like the popular television show 'Thomas and Friends.' The third benefit of train tables for children is the understanding of simple machines. Toy trains and their accessories help children learn how to use simple machines, some of which involves elementary physics.