When to Buy Electric Toy Trains
Buying an electric toy train is always an important affair, as it marks the beginning of a new phase for the kids when they begin to play with more serious toys rather than mere toy rattlers and teddy bears. Also, it is the beginning of a new age where the process of learning starts with the toys and the kids begin to take interest in the environment they live in. Therefore, it is very important that it is purchased only when the time is right.
One of the most important criteria is that that the kid’s age should be correct. Usually kids are considered to have come of age for an electric toy train when they are about 5 years old. However, an even more important consideration is whether the child is matured enough to handle the responsibility of maintaining a toy train or not.
Some kids tend to have a destructive nature during the early years of their childhood, and thus it may be tougher for such kids to keep their trains safe. And since electric toy trains tend to be somewhat expensive, you may like to wait for a while before getting one for your child, in such cases .However, if on the other hand your child is not yet 5, but you know that they posses the required sense of responsibility to handle the toy well, there is no reason why the child should be denied of the treat till they turn 5.
You may also like to ask yourself if the child happens to be a thrower and tends to keep throwing things out of the window. Most kids happen to find the concept extremely amusing during the early stages of childhood. While most grow out of the habit by the time they are 4-5 years old, some may take longer to pull themselves out of this fascination.
So if your child is still a habitual thrower, once again the best advice would be to wait for a while before you start purchasing toy train sets, since trains being thrown out of a window is obviously not what anybody would like to see!
It is also important to decide beforehand if the train set up will be a permanent or a temporary layout in your household. Generally a permanent layout is favorable only of the kid has a separate playroom or a play corner. In most other cases, temporary structures are the best. Discuss this over with your child well in advance, and settle for something that you both are willing to have. If you cannot convince your child to agree for something that suits your household appropriately, then perhaps the time is not yet right for an electric toy train.