This post is sponsored by Nuffnang. All opinions expressed are my own.

I think that if something makes it onto a child’s birthday cake, it’s pretty special. I’m sure Thomas & Friends™ has been the theme of many birthday cakes through many generations.

I’m positive that Thomas & Friends™ toys have been the subject of many conversations between children (and their parents).

I’m sure that Thomas & Friends™ have been and continue to be treasured possessions of many toy collections.


Cool Toys: Thomas & Friends™ Preschool Steam ’n Speed™ Thomas

Thanks to the friendly people at Fisher-Price®, we got to try out a very cool toy: the Thomas & Friends™ Preschool Steam ’n Speed™ Thomas.

I know some avid Thomas & Friends™ fans – starting from as young as 18 months to their older siblings who are in preschool (about age 5). I am sure they would love all this toy.


The Thomas & Friends™ Preschool Steam ’n Speed™ Thomas is a remote controlled Thomas toy. The remote control is super easy to use, and to make it even easier for younger children, there’s a “Special Moves” button, (the round blue button in the middle), that makes Thomas do steamy spins and moves.


Using the remote control, you can send Thomas forwards or backwards while he whistles, chugs and says some fun phrases.

That’s all pretty cool, but here’s something to guarantee a very awesome “Oooo!” from your Thomas fan. The Thomas & Friends™ Preschool Steam ’n Speed™ Thomas blows real steam.


The steam is cool to touch and completely safe for children to put their hand over. Seriously, even I could not resist saying, “Oooo!”.


As a child, I loved Thomas & Friends™. There was the catchy theme song, the models they used for the animation, and the characters. As a parent, I love how Thomas & Friends™ praises  “useful engines”; and my favourite Thomas & Friends™ quote,  “You have caused confusion and delay,”… (how applicable is that to a young family?!) How can I resist?


Win a $100 Toys R Us Voucher

To celebrate the awesome Thomas & Friends™ Preschool Steam ’n Speed™ Thomas toy, we’re giving away a $100 Toys R Us voucher.

For your chance to win, in the comments below, tell me “What does your child love about Thomas & Friends™?”. The competition is open to Australian residents and closes 5pm (AEDST) on the 19th December 2012. Please note the terms and conditions of the giveaway.


N & M: 4 years, 6 months
E: 2 years, 5 months
December 2012

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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.

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