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I don’t think that little boys every grow out of Thomas & Friends. My son went to a modeling gig last night and they had a kids room for the kids to play in while they waited for their turn. He went straight to the Thomas & Friends toys. It’s really great of Walmart to team up with Thomas & Friends for the new rewards program.
The Thomas and Friends Journey to Rewards program is where moms can buy Thomas and Friends toys and get rewarded with Walmart gift cards for their purchases. The Walmart-exclusive Thomas & Friends Journey To Rewards program is the only place where you can earn rewards for your purchases of Thomas
& Friends product purchases.
Walmart and Thomas and Friends want me to share with you the Benefits of Thomas and Friends and the educational benefits of Thomas and Friends.
Benefits of Thomas and Friends
Thomas & Friends: In today’s fast-paced world, Thomas & Friends give children and families a time and place to slow down, share, imagine stories, and make new friends. They deliver messages about important values through imaginative, relatable storytelling and characters … and always in the friendliest, most engaging ways!
Growing Imaginations, Learning Life’s Lessons
Thomas & Friends storylines involve everyday ups-and-downs that show the value of friendship and teamwork, giving children plenty to think about. Through engaging scenarios and realistic details played out in bright, bold colors and captivating animation, these stories help children’s imaginations grow – and make them want to create adventures of their own
When you read Thomas & Friends stories with children or observe them watching the show’s episodes, you’ll notice they’re especially fascinated by the details of Thomas’ world … by the engines’ faces, the colors and numbers that identify them, and all the workings of a train yard. Based on real steam engines, everything Thomas and his friends do relates to the way real-life railways operate. Their surroundings on the fictional Island of Sodor depict a traditional English countryside in the era of steam railways.
Friendship and cooperation go hand-in-hand.
Much like children at a playground, Thomas and his friends are always interacting with each other and sharing jokes, squabbles, schemes, friendships, and rivalries. Children identify with the characters and learn about interaction, problem solving, compassion and more.
Timeless life lessons in every story.
Through the adventures of Thomas and his friends, your child will learn important life lessons about the value of friendship, fair play, teamwork – and what it means to be a Really Useful Engine!
Learn as they Play
The Benefits of Train Play
Children learn best when they’re active and engaged. While train play may seem simplistic compared to high-tech toys, trains are actually one of the most powerful developmental toys you can give a child. It’s because of the interactive way children play with them, becoming conductors of their own worlds which they control, experiment with and journey through.
Skill-Building with Thomas
While “little engineers” are riding the rails with Thomas & Friends, they’re also developing valuable skills that will serve them well now and down the track.
Train play is brainy business! Fitting together track, constructing layouts, and dreaming up adventures on the Island of Sodor takes creativity, logical thinking, and planning. For Thomas’ youngest friends, learning to recognize and name colors and numbers is another part of the learning fun.
Train play gets little ones up and moving! They develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they make deliveries to Knapford Station, guide engines along the track, and create the best route to Tidmouth Sheds and other destinations.
Train play is full of feeling! As children act out stories from the Thomas & Friends books, TV shows or DVDs – or even dream up their own incredible adventures – they’re learning valuable lessons about teamwork, sharing and kindness, and becoming more aware of their own emotions, too.
ENTER TO WIN:
A SPA FINDER GIFT CARD
Just go to the Thomas Journey To Rewards site, signup using the promo code, and you will be entered.
Promo Code: GIFTFORMOM
Here are the rules and regs: