I’ve mentioned a few times before that my little monster loves wooden toys – and so do I. They’re such a welcome change to the lights and sounds of a lot of the plastic toys out there and gives us a bit of quiet time.
So I was really pleased when the online nursery shop, Hello Baby, asked us to review the Brio Little Forest Train Starter Set. I absolutely love Brio products. I actually still have a Brio toy from when I was a kid – its lasted that long. We have quite a few here including a clown stacker and Brio dog and the quality is outstanding.
Despite being as girlie as they come and requiring her nails to be painted on a daily basis at the ripe old age of 2 1/2, the Little Monster still loves her trains and planes and buses and cars. When I showed her the box, she couldn’t wait for me to open it. Actually, she wanted to open it herself.
This train set is a starter set so the track is a simple oval circuit and there is only one train. But the good thing about this is that LM could learn to build it herself – she loves jigsaws and the track uses jigsaw edges to lock into each other, so it was a perfect puzzle for her.
Whilst the set is recommended for 3yr+ my LM was fine playing with it. I think the only reason its labelled for 3+ is because there are ‘logs’ on the wagon that can be easily loosened and a younger child could swallow them. But as long as you keep an eye on them, a 2 year could play with this.
The Train Starter Set is a lovely throwback to quality wooden toys that will last for years. The track construction and clever engine and wagon combination will keep your little one interested for a good amount of time however, it might be a bit simplistic for slightly more developed 3 1/2 year olds so it may depend on the ability of your child. At only £9.99 its also great value for the quality of Brio
The Brio Little Forest Train Starter Set is available directly from the online nursery shop Hello Baby. Hello Baby also sells a wide range of other baby and nursery products including baby toys, nursery furniture, travel and safety products