Wooden toys are a classic. Aside from it being a beloved staple toy of every family for decades (or even centuries), it is earth-friendly because it’s recyclable. I personally prefer wooden toys over anything, and I think twice all the time when it comes to toys made of other materials such as plastic. Yet I always make sure that the wooden toys I would get are high-quality, non-toxic, durable, and safe for all ages. I specially want them to be chunky enough to prevent choking hazards, and to be splinter-free!
The Metropolis Train Set and Table by KidKraft is probably the greatest epitome of my ideal wooden toy set. This is not just from my inner child point of view, but from my mommy point of view as well.
Aside from its elaborate play representation of a metropolis with 100 pieces of colorful wooden participants, its large rolling trundle is simply a great storage feature that I simply adore! The frame is made of solid wood, and according to my husband it was quite fun to assemble as it comes with a really detailed manual instruction that clearly helped him build it step by step.
KidKraft’s play version of the mini metropolis gives kids a colorful bird’s eye view of what it’s like out there, so they see the bigger picture of what they see from their car windows while on a road trip. It has an encompassing railway that goes through the whole metro, which means it has everything that a city would typically have. There’s the road for land vehicles, a tunnel, a bridge to cross areas separated by the sea, and even an airport with helipad! There are all kinds of transportation: cars, trucks, buses, ship, airplane, helicopter, you name it! And there’s the train of course! The elevated railroad can also serve as a skyway. Vehicles would also pass by road signs and a lot of establishments such a gas station, police station, fire station, and road construction sites to name a very few, plus people with different occupations!
I love that the train set lets them be creative, where they can freely create their own metropolis by putting their toy pieces anywhere they like. They also get to know about the different road structures, modes of transportation, and some community establishments and occupations. I know that my kids can easily become street smart, and might even soon be travel experts in the future.
Putting my kiddie enthusiasm aside, my favourite part of the train set table is the rolling trundle because this inclusive storage helps kids learn to become industrious and responsible toy owners. It’s now a less headache for me on having to organize their toys all the time, because my big kid now loves to do it herself. Her little brother likes to help too!
It’s a great toy set for sharing among playmates! And when it comes to bonding for siblings with not-so-small age gaps plus opposite sexes, this train set doesn’t disappoint. It’s obviously for boys, but my daughter likes to involve some of her little dolls and other girl’s toys in the set when it’s her turn to play. My little boy and big girl can play together as my mister toddler stands up while my school age daughter sits down. They both can play in their own comfortable positions.
KidKraft manufactures toys and playsets that extremely satisfy the kids’ natural need for productive and imaginative play, such as rockers, play kitchens, dollhouses, train sets, outdoor playhouses and sandboxes, and lots more. They also have fashionable kid-sized furniture and decor like tables, chairs, bookcases, storage solutions, step stools, vanities, toddler beds, outdoor playsets, and even themed room sets! And a lot of their product serve multiple functions: hink benches, beds, and even step stools with storage in them! The products can be specially custom-labeled with the child’s name too!
KidKraft has been building safe and sturdy wooden toys and furniture that are timeless and durable enough to last a lifetime. I wouldn’t be surprised if our Metropolis train set and table would be passed on to my future great grandchildren!