Thinking Outside the Box

One of the qualities I have always hoped to encourage in Gavin is the ability to think outside the box.  The problem with the current education system is that the focus tends to be on rote learning and following the leader. I believe that children already possess a natural ability to think outside the box. Continue reading “Thinking Outside the Box”

Thomas and Friends: The Great Festival Adventure

Ever since I bought Thomas And Friends: Special Delivery for Gavin, he has enjoyed playing the game so much that I decided to look for more Thomas and Friends computer game titles.  Although I managed to find four other Thomas and Friends pc games, they haven’t been very easy to get hold of because theyContinue reading “Thomas and Friends: The Great Festival Adventure”

Thomas and Friends PC Games

Computer games might be looked upon similarly to TV as far as toddlers are concerned, but it has been a pretty effective method of keeping Gavin entertained without leaving me exhausted.  On the scale of interactivity, I think a computer game is still more interactive than TV.  Additionally, since Gavin hasn’t quite got the hangContinue reading “Thomas and Friends PC Games”

Thomas Fans, Eat Your Heart Out!

Got the link to this video from my friends ST and SM.  It shows a rather extensive Thomas and Friends Motor Road and Rail train set.  All I can say is that boy is one very lucky kid.  I don’t think we even have a room big enough to house a train set that large. Continue reading “Thomas Fans, Eat Your Heart Out!”

Funny Friday: Cause and Effect

Gavin got a Thomas and Friends Big Big Loader for his birthday.  Although it is largely a fairly passive toy that requires him to watch Thomas, Jack and Cranky at work, he often tries to help them out by picking up the little balls of coal. Unfortunately, that also means he drops them.  One ofContinue reading “Funny Friday: Cause and Effect”

Sights and Sounds: Puffing Billy – Dandenong Ranges

We were recently in Melbourne for a holiday and this is a good place to take the kids… If you have a child that loves trains – especially Thomas and Friends – then you really have to take him on Puffing Billy (up in the Dandenong Ranges). Puffing Billy is an old steam train that puffsContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: Puffing Billy – Dandenong Ranges”

Thomas and Friends Music

As a mother to a child who is a huge fan of Thomas and Friends, these music CDs have been my saving grace on many a car journey. Whenever my son was difficult in the car seat, music really soothed the savage beast. Or rather, Thomas’ music did. Definitely a best buy Thomas’ Songs andContinue reading “Thomas and Friends Music”

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