To a child, love is spelled T-I-M-E
This became most apparent a couple of months ago when my four year old was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (#SPD). According to WebMD, it’s a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses.
Things started to make sense – particularly his fixation on certain characters and objects. When he was a baby, we won tickets to see Thomas the Train in-person. We took a lot of pictures that day, so ever since he could recall memories…he’s been obsessed with all things Thomas. Thomas & Friends became a familiar comfort to him.
Before we knew it, we had buckets full of Thomas & Friends engines. Any moms with me on this one??
Because things can quickly turn chaotic in our household with unexpected meltdowns, I’ve been able to limit those by giving him structured play time with me. This structured play time does not involve any media whatsoever – it’s just the two of us on the floor together.
What to do with all the trains?!
I was thrilled when we got the Thomas Super Station because it worked with ALL of the @thomasandfriends engines – no matter the size. Even the teeny tiny little engines! In fact, this holds over 100 engines 😀
And because our son is very particular about the way things are set up, the Thomas Super Station is perfect for him. There are so many different ways to configure it! There are three different levels that can be configured for any size space.
Our son’s favorite part is “Cranky” who is the big crane on top. The crane swings all the way around so that he can pick up all of the other engines with ease.
You can find yours at Walmart.