Tuesday, January 19, 2010
My Weekend Project - The Train Table
So this past weekend I had little project. My in-laws gave my son a train table for Christmas that we were just able to transport home last week after the wedding. So on Saturday (while he was taking a nap) I put it together. It is pretty awesome. The pictures below don't even really do it justice. I mean it's just a simple low to the ground table with a landscape scene printed on it but to my son it's magical. We set up the tracks and the accessories and he runs the trains around it. Well actually he has so many trains that he hooks them all together that it makes it hard to go around the corners. He uses his imagination and has the trains talk to each other and do little jobs. He crashes them in spectacular fashion and hollers out, "Cinders and Ashes!" just like they do on the show Thomas the Tank Engine. It's great and you know what the best part is? He isn't sitting there staring at the TV or a video game. This is active and mind engaging play!
What do you think? I'm actually pretty proud of my handiwork.