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Wooden Train Sets For Toddlers

Updated on October 28, 2011

Most people (especially men) can recall that one of their first toys as a child was a Toy Train Set. And so it is also one of the first toys we purchase for our children. Toy trains are just so much fun. Preschool kids especially love playing with railway train sets. They can pretend that they are the trains conductor. Or they can pretend they are carrying cargo from one place to the other.

The best "First" Train set is a wooden train set. Parents prefer wooden train sets because the pieces are perfect for little hands. Wooden toys for toddlers are so much more durable than plastic or metal and will literally last forever.

Melissa and Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set

Deluxe Wooden Railway Set

One of the most popular starter train sets is the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set. This wood train set has over 130 pieces. The wooden railway set is constructed out of solid wood and it comes with two trains as well as several bridges. The trains move smoothly around the tracks. And there is a lot of track. This set is bigger than most people expect. It is just an awesome train set for children as small as two years old.

Another plus with this set is that the tracks fit with other tracks like the Thomas train set.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Multi-Activity Table

Melissa and Doug Wooden Table

If you want to contain the mess on your floor and not trip on your train set, I highly recommend you get Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Multi-Activity Table to go along with the Railway set. The reason why is because it helps to keep all of the wooden train pieces in one place. Also you can keep the set up and your children can play with it at any time rather than having to take it all part and putting it back together in order to make room on the floor.


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      8 years ago

      The wooden train sets are great for preschoolers helping with their hand and eye coordination but mostly their imagination. I sit with my grandson for hours building and rebuilding the tracks simply because he comes up with a bigger and better ideas for todays adventures.

    • Wendy Krick profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Krick 

      8 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks everyone for the comments.

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      8 years ago from At the Gemba

      These are wonderful gifts, they look and feel much better than the plastic versions.

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Now this really brings back childhood memories, just in time for Christmas. Didn't realize that they still make wooden train sets. Thumbs up!

    • kaltopsyd profile image


      8 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      The twins I babysit absolutely LOVE these. I know a few children that will love these as well. Thanks for the Christmas gift reminder.

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      8 years ago from New York, NY

      What a wonderful idea for toddlers this Christmas. Everything old is new again. And a train set for Christmas is exactly what I am going to get my little niece. Thanks for reminding me what fun we can have with the little ones!

    • Wendy Krick profile imageAUTHOR

      Wendy Krick 

      8 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you Hello,hello.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      I think kids prefer them to plastic and with all the gadgets. Shildren like to use theirimagination and dream. Thank you for a wonderful


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