Get On Board
Here’s a clever and gentle way to introduce both girls and boys to hobby railroading: NameTrains. This wooden railway system features individual letter cars that connect easily with magnets to spell out a name — a great way to personalize a gift for a child (or an adult train lover). Plus, you can create an entire village and railroad with woodblock buildings; train tracks; and accessory cars featuring animals, boats, a tractor, a circus wagon, additional engines, and more. Offered in natural, pastels, and bright rainbow colors, NameTrains are suitable for ages 3 and up. Price is $4.80 per car; sets are available. Made by Maple Landmark Woodcraft of Middlebury, Vermont. 800-421-4223, 802-388-0627; maplelandmark.com
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