Melissa And Doug Stacking Train Review
We have aMelissa and Doug Stacking Train (£14.99) that my daughter has played with since her first birthday, almost three years ago. It's such a great set though, that even though it's not new, I still want to tell you about it.
The Melissa and Doug Stacking Train is made up of an 'engine' and two carriages. They all interlink and connect through slotted in pieces, which is great because the carriages don't unhook during normal play.
The three carriages have 15 building blocks which can be mixed and matched and played with in a number of different permeation.
There are a couple of great things about this set for your 1- 4 year old child. At a very young age, just stacking the blocks are fantastic for fine motor skills, and building towers are a good developmental milestone. As they get older, children can build colours together, shapes together, like by like, then later following the pattern to create the train on the box, so this whole set really provides a myriad of learning opportunities.
The colours are great, bold and bright, and my kids love the train. It keeps them engaged.
Melissa and Doug are normally great toys anyway, but this one has really lasted very well. It's been beaten and battered and abused in the care of two little girls, but it is still in pretty much as new condition.
Finally, the bricks are a great size because they fill up little hands, but are by and large too large for little mouths.
The Stacking Train by Melissa and Doug is an all round favourite for girls and boys.