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Thomas & Friends: Magical Tracks

Thomas & Friends: Magical Tracks

Fall 2017 Mobile Apps
Ages: 2 - 5 yrs.
Developer: Budge Studios
Platform: iPad

Thomas & Friends Magical Tracks is a virtual train table and adventure set that features all series' popular characters from Thomas and James to Percy and Toby.

Children steer their engines all around Sodor exploring the country-side, completing mini-games, and earning extra engines and accessories. They may solve a puzzle to reconstruct the bridge that has an engine trapped or practice matching colors by properly seating passengers in their color-coded seats. Children can choose to engage in open-ended, imaginative play as they steer their trains around the island making up stories as they go. Or, they can complete mini puzzles and missions to earn prize packs (e.g., trees, buildings, bridges, etc.).

The free version of the app features basic content and two engines, but still offers plenty of play. Additional engines and game content can be purchased; parents can unlock all the trains and content for $19.99 or purchase individual trains and games ranging from $1.99 to $3.99.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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