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Lessons From Thomas

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mattel. The opinions and text are all mine.

After two raising two girls through the preschool years I am still fascinated by having a boy preschooler. Like the girls seemed to be drawn to princesses and fairies and dress up, this boy is all about superheroes (and turning all things into guns and swords to fight bad guys), dinosaurs, and trucks and trains.

Two years ago for his birthday we had a train party and Silas got a train table and train set.

and I made a killer train cake which should be oohed and aahed at

It was at this point that he was introduced to Thomas the Train and we have been in love ever since.

Thomas The Train

His library bag is often filled with Thomas the Train books and I love both the books and the cartoon because they teach valuable lessons about sharing and kindness and forgiveness. In our house he has also taught us how to count , our shapes , our colors and opposites(some of our favorite board books when Silas was first into books)

And every day Thomas helps teach me a little more about what it means to be a mom. That isn’t in any of his books of course. But taking the time to zoom some trains around a track that we spend a half hour building instead of tending to my to do list, that is a priceless lesson. And one that I need to be reminded of every day, even three kids in.

Thomas and Friends wants to remind you that any time of day can be Thomas time. They have created a really great Facebook page where you can upload a picture of your child enjoying #thomastime or browse their gallery for great ideas to engage with your children.