We got this Imaginarium City Central Train Set for Thomas for Christmas. I was so excited, and envisioned Thomas playing with it happily for minutes at a time. And he does… but then he started disassembling it. There was a brief moment of panic when I couldn’t find the instructions AND discovered the company did not post them online… and I thought I was going to be stuck with an impossible puzzle to figure out. But I found the instructions (whew!) and I posted them online… and lots of parents daily search and find them on this blog, which makes me laugh.
Suggestion for parents that have a toddler that likes to take apart their train set:
I got very frustrated trying to put it back together everyday and per my husbands suggestion, I took out everything in the middle and just kept the loop. It’s a small miracle: he loves to play with it (like 10 – 15 whole, uninterrupted minutes at a time!) – and he doesn’t take it apart anymore. I guess all of those other parts were distracting. Also, he got a Thomas the Train section for his birthday and I was able to fit that in. I’m so excited he loves to play with his trains.