This last Christmas I started buying Hunter some of the Geotrax line by Fisher Price. I thought it would be a fun toy for him and Seth to play with together. We bought him a couple of things, and he also got some things from others also, so he had a good start on a collection going. Unfortunately, we've only had the stuff out a few times since Christmas. You need a lot of space to lay it out, and up until recently Hunter has not been able to really grasp the concept.
The trains are battery operated and have remote controls, and run around the track all on their own. Hunter always tried to "help", and would usually just try to drive the trains on the floor, which made them sound like he was ruining them. Maybe that's why the recommended age is 3+.
Hunter's friend Jake is moving to Iowa. He was given a huge set of Geotrax for Christmas, from a friend who's son had outgrown his. So Jake's mom has generously offered to give us a bunch, since there is way too much to pack up and move. We brought it all home with us today, and they are going to come over to go through it together and see what of it they want to keep.
So, we thought it would be fun to sort it out and try to set it up and see just how much there is. Seth and I started in while Hunter was taking his nap. We had a good bit of track laid out by the time he woke up. He was pretty excited, and had fun just watching the train on the track, so I think he's started to get the idea.
We still have some work to do on the layout, Hunter tripped over part of it and it came apart in a few places, so we decided to give it a rest for the night. I think we're going to have a fun week ahead of us.