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Mikey’s 4th birthday is quickly approaching and trains are still one of his biggest obsessions. He is absolutely a train enthusiast and can’t get enough of them. For his birthday this year, we are taking him on a scenic train ride with a Super Hero theme. I’ll be sure to include that in his birthday post later.
Santa brought him the Thomas and Friends Super Station for Christmas and it’s his new favorite toy along with his VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure set that he’s had for well over a year now. He can sit for hours building different track formations and creating his own “cities” with his trains. Every time I take him to the library he insists on checking out at least one book with a train on it, but to be honest I’m sure he’d take home every book he could possibly find about trains.
So for his birthday I just ordered him some really awesome and interactive train books from Usborne Books and I wanted to share them with you in case you too, have a train-obsessed preschooler at home. I’m sure I can’t be the only one.
This book is perfect for any train enthusiast. Mikey checked out a similar book from the library and loved learning all the different names and types of trains. This book provides even more details and some really cool facts about trains. This book also includes four giant fold-out pages that show just how magnificent some of these trains really were.
I ordered this book because I don’t know about your kids, but my boys absolutely can’t get enough of lift the flaps books. With over 50 different flaps to look under I’m sure my boys won’t want to put this book down. Every flap they lift in this book will teach them something else about trains whether it be how they work, what they do, or where they go. This book also provides tons of information about trains from today as well as the history of train travel and famous trains of the past,
I’m really excited about this book. It’s part of Usborne’s Shine-a-Light series. Your child can hold up pages of this book to a light to reveal hidden images. I love how interactive this book is and I’m sure it’ll get my boys super excited to discover what’s hidden in the see-through pages.
Since the last 3 books are more information than actual stories, I was excited to find The Little Book of Train Stories, and it was an added bonus that it includes a CD! This book is packed full of short stories about trains and provides easy reading for kids who are in the beginning stages of learning to read. The CD is a great way for your child to be able to read the book without you. I plan on bringing this one in the car with us so Mikey can follow along with his book and enjoy the stories and train sounds on the CD.
These are just the four books I ordered for Mikey for his upcoming 4th birthday but if you check out my Usborne site you can find even MORE books about trains including some for babies and older kids. I hope this helps you find the perfect book for your train enthusiast!
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