BRIO Railway Toys Help Child Development
As children get older they start to develop and refine their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. One of the ways they do that is by playing with small objects and toys. Their development doesn’t have to be filled with just educational toys in order for this development to take place. BRIO has developed a wide range of toys for children from birth to 99 years of age.
I recently had the opportunity to take an up close look at some of the items in the BRIO Railway Toys line. Since my youngest is now 12, I enlisted the help of my 2 year old nephew to give these toys a spin. We played with the BRIO Remote Control Travel Train and Countryside Horse Set. The Countryside Horse Set comes with a track, engine with rail car, fences, trees and more. The Remote Control Travel Train includes the train,remote and a little figure.
One of the features that I love about these BRIO Railway Toys is their tracks and trees were made of wood. I personally have found over the years that wooden toys last a long time. I also like that there is no way for the batteries to be removed by a child from either train. The batter compartments are screwed shut, so they can’t just slide them out.
My nephew loves trains, and he was very happy when we began setting up the train tracks and getting everything in working order. That meant he could take apart the track and put it the way he wanted. We did this several times before we gave up trying to get him to keep it together. The Remote Control Travel Train works on the track set from the Countryside Horse Set and there are several other railway sets that BRIO offers to help their train collection grow.
The pieces in the countryside set are smaller and require a child to take time when placing the track pieces together and putting the figures in and out of the trains. This is great for not only his hand-eye coordination but also the development of his fine motor skills. With the BRIO Railway Toys, he is developing both of these skills while spending hours playing. This is perfect for parents and children alike.
It has been several days since we had our play date, and I was super excited to find out that my nephew has been spending hours everyday playing with both of these toys. Not only does this go to show that BRIO makes fantastic toys that children will love but that playing is beneficial to the growth and development of our children.
Brio has been making toys since 1884. It can take anywhere from 6 – 18 months for a toy to go from a design to a final prototype ready for production. When designing new toys there are four area that they make sure all their toys comply with. Are the toys safe to play with, do they comply with BRIO’s high quality standards, are they intuitively easy for the child to understand , and do they help the child grow through play. They also think about how they toy can grow with the child and not just be used for a specific time in the child’s growth. BRIO also has a long history of being active in toy safety regulations.