To a child, love is spelled T-I-M-E

To a Child, Love is Spelled T-I-M-E

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To a child, love is spelled T-I-M-E

To a child, love is spelled T-I-M-EThis is a sponsored blog post, but our love for Thomas & Friends is all our own!

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.

Our son with Sensory Processing Disorder
Our beautiful son, who has Sensory Processing Disorder. He’s not a naughty kid, just misunderstood

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.

Thomas the Train in Boone, Iowa
Our family at the Thomas the Train in Boone, Iowa

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 😀

He is so excited for Thomas Super Station
He is so excited for Thomas Super Station

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.

He is so excited for Thomas Super Station
It’s pretty easy to arrange the Thomas Super Station just how you like!

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.

He is so excited for Thomas Super Station
He is so excited for Thomas Super Station

You can find yours at Walmart.

 

How will you configure your Thomas Super Station?
How will you configure your Thomas Super Station?

1 thought on “To a Child, Love is Spelled T-I-M-E”

  1. Great information and ideas on how to help kids with SPD.
    Thomas the Train toys are an awesome way to keep kids busy and create their own “world”.
    Thanks for sharing.

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