t440_4d49861e943a3e84c7125605082327b8How fun is a fire house with railway access on two levels, making fire fighting and rescuing speedy and exciting? Combining high interest kid themes of a fire station and train, Bigjigs Toys has included just the right accessories to expand creative play in several directions of story telling. Grab your ladder to rescue the cat from the tree, place your road signs and cone around the emergency scene, guide the two fire fighters to help the community and load the train’s water tank or ladder car to effectively put out the blaze. A firetruck provides backup traveling by road. Kids are inspired to practice storytelling with several subplots and dialogue using the two firefighters. In my speech therapy practice and consultations with parents about toys that encourage language development, I have seen way too many playrooms filled with trains and tracks but no people or accessories to extend the theme of their story, building language skills. As kids engage in pretend play, they are taking on different roles, re-enacting common experiences and extending the story in an imaginative way, building skills for later reading and writing. This new set is prefect for budding authors and writers!

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