top design creates a "hidden compartment" allowing you to keep
your Brio, Thomas, or compatible trains and track set up on the lower top,
even when your children are making puzzles or playing games on the upper
top! It can take hours to set up a good track course! With the
Double Decker you can save set ups for weeks and still use the it for all kinds of
kiddie fun! Its wide open under table storage area is ideal for
storing your toys and track! Just purchase a plastic under-bed
storage bin found at any retailer, and you have instant hide a way storage.
Just flip the upper top over and you have instant art play with our
black chalkboard top!
(Other side of top is white to match the table)
Why does your
child need this kind of toy?
The best toys are those
that actively engage children, physically and mentally. They can also
be used in a variety of ways, depending on the child's interests, ability
levels and imagination. According to occupational therapist Marian Hammaren,
these are very important elements to look for in
toys, regardless of
a child's age or developmental stage.
"A child's job is to play and
explore, but today kids are being raised in an environment that encourages a
much more sedentary lifestyle," says Hammaren.
For this reason Hammaren
suggests that families overlook glitzy, electronic toys (many of
which can only be used in one way) and computerized games (which don't
require children to be physically active) in favor of more basic toys that help enhance the gross motor skill
development of young
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