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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Learning from Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

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Boys and their trains, that's usually how it goes. Who'd have thought though that cute little Thomas the Tank Engine from the small Island of Sodor, written by Rev A. W. Awdry and illustrated by C. Reginald Dalby, would have captured so many imaginations. Thomas is nothing short of a phenomenon; a character, created by a British author, who's name has surely been spoken in the majority of American homes. Personally I can't say I'm a particular fan of the modernized Thomas - take me out and shoot me if you have to now - but he certainly appeals to small children! I'll admit I'm a fan of steam trains and I enjoy the Thomas stories in their original format. I thought it would be fun to share some information, activities, and educational links related to Thomas the Tank Engine. I hope your kids, and you, enjoy them.
Of course Thomas maybe has a few girl fans too, like Lori Ann of Simple Makes. Know a Thomas fan or have more links for me to add? Let me know.
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Lori Ann said...

Thanks for helping me think of some winter dairy ideas! I eat oatmeal every morning; I should have thought to do it with milk! So smart. I'll be looking up a crockpot rice pudding recipe.

I like your post here too - I was a HUGE Thomas the Tank Engine fan as a kid! :-)

Julia Smith said...

My friend's son was a huge Thomas fan when he was little. Here in Halifax, NS we have Theodore Tugboat. There's an actual tugboat with Theodore's face on it which sails around Halifax Harbour. I love seeing his cheery face out on the water.

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