Play construction peopleIf you follow my blog you know that I contantly talk about having little people available for your child’s pretend play.

Once again, I visited a home of boys where the train set was devoid of people. This well-meaning mom of two boys had a variety to stimulating toys around. When I asked her, “Where are the people for the train set?” she opened the drawer below the track and there they  were. I said, “Let them out of the drawer!”

Wooden train sets are common toys for boys, whether they are Thomas the Train or some variation of it. They provide a lot of fun for kids but don’t always encourage a lot of talking, especially if there are no people to have little conversations, buy tickets, build or repair the railroad or work in the forest.

So if you have a train set, check for the people, or else you might have a quiet play time.