Both of my children are big fans of Thomas and Friends whether it be the television show, pasta shapes or toys.
When Fisherprice got in touch, asking for us to review the Rolling Melodies Thomas toddler toy and join in with the #TeamThomas campaign, how could I say no?
Rolling Melodies Thomas features many interactive parts so most parts of the engine can be touched or pressed to make the sounds and music play.
I personally love pressing the whistle at the front but Baby G likes to roll it aroud the floor which promts the Thomas and Friends theme music. When you stop rolling, the music stops.
The funnel also activates music and sounds and, even after playing with it for a couple of weeks, it seems we keep discovering new features.
Being Fisherprice, the toy is sturdy and, with no small parts, the box says it is suitable from 18 months. Baby G is almost 15 months though and he absolutely loves it.
There is a problem though, his big sister loves it too. G always has delightful expressions when he gets a new toy that he likes and I just knew the Rolling Melodies Thomas was going to be a winner, so I filmed it.
In hindsight, I should have filmed it when Boo was at school but I didn’t. You can see for yourself what they think of it.
I loved Thomas the Tank Engine when I was a little girl and the longevity of the characters just illustrate the timelessness toys have.
Indeed, the #TeamThomas campaign is all about celebrating Thomas & Friends core values of friendship, determination and teamwork as well as a new racing theme for 2016.
Thomas & Friends is inviting fans and families to power Thomas on a virtual journey to reach The Great Race (the new film launching in May).
You can keep up-to-date with the campaign will be driven across the Thomas & Friends website: www.thomasandfriends.com and Thomas & Friends UK Facebook page. Parents and children can join in with fun weekly activities that reinforce the positive values of friendship, teamwork, participation and determination, and also use their Twitter and Instagram pages to share their stories, photos, videos and comments with #TeamThomas helping Thomas on his journey. When he reaches his destination never before seen videos and amazing prizes will be unlocked for Thomas fans-how exciting is that?
Thomas & Friends ‘The Great Race’ film is released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland at the end of May.
The Rolling Melodies Thomas retails at £19.99.
We are definitely #TeamThomas in this house.