Calling all kids three and up to board the train for some awesome railway play. The wooden Figure 8 Train Set is classically-designed and beautifully-crafted for many years of imaginative play. It includes 22 pieces of 4.25–inch to 6-inch straight and curved track that easily connect to form a figure eight. A bridge piece adds fun and functionality, and a split switch track and end track buffer piece let kids also create a rail yard area. The bright red, wooden wheeled engine and coal tender car connect with magnets and provide endless imaginary journeys for young engineers. This is a perfect stand-alone train set, but it’s also compatible with Melissa & Doug and other popular wooden railway sets. Train play fosters creative and narrative thinking, connection, imagination, gross and fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and problem solving. Toy trains also lend themselves to group play, so all aboard for a journey of connections.