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Brio My First Take Along Set

Brio My First Take Along Set

Fall 2017 Toys
Ages: 1 & Up
Manufacturer: Ravensburger
Price: $39.99

Simply and elegantly designed, the seven piece My First Take Along Set includes two pieces of wooden track, two train wagon cars— one with a gentle bell and both with internal coupling magnets, a drive on and drive off ramp, and the ingenious carrying case cum track platform.

Bravo to Brio for understanding child development and knowing that an 18 month old doesn't need to be overwhelmed with pieces or sound. These seven pieces are just right for providing stimulation, problem solving, honing fine motor skills, developing language, and recognizing colors. And yes, we noted the on/off ramps as green for go and red for stop. The set is, of course, compatible with other Brio train sets and pieces. Exploring alone or with others, there's plenty of play on the tracks ahead.

Kathy Smith   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Kathy Smith has been leading preschool classes through playful learning for more than 25 years. Her tales of "Who is messier, 'Miss Kathy' or the children?" is a comedy act in the making. Family friendly, of course.

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