Introducing the Train Set That Teaches — Review and Giveaway

 

 

When the UPS truck pays us a visit, everyone gets excited.  The dog goes bonkers; the kids jump up and down, anxious to see what’s in the box…  Usually it’s something Daddy has ordered for his motorcycle, or more recently it’s motorcycle gear for me.

But this week?

This week the kids had every right to get excited, because this week the truck brought us a VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset.  (I received our playset from VTech in exchange for writing my honest review.)   VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station review

 

My vehicle-loving 4 year old could not wait to get that box open!  And when he found out the train made noises and played music?  His fingers were digging in that package non-stop while I tried to get it open as quickly as I could.   VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station review

 

There are 32 interchangeable track pieces that can be combined in various ways for the motorized train engine and cargo car to travel.  Thankfully VTech included a sheet with 5 different ways to set up the track.  This made it easy for me to get it up and running quickly, which was important since I had two anxious kids just itching to try it out!

At first my son wanted to manually push the train around the track.  What is great is that you can turn the train on and it will sing and respond to the 9 SmartPoint locations that are located along the track while you push it.

The other part I loved to see?

My 2 kids cooperating while they played!  While the 4 year-old pushed the train, the 5 year-old worked the conveyor belt to pull it up the hill. VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station review

 

Once he had pushed the train around the track a couple times, he decided to push the button on the train’s funnel and let it chug along the track on its own.

They enjoyed listening to the different phrases and sound effects the train made as it crossed each of the SmartPoint locations.

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station review

The train gets ready to cross a SmartPoint.

 

They also had fun putting the gates down for the train to bump into, watching it race down the spiral, and checking out all the buttons on the train station.  My son played with it almost non-stop that day for the next 4 hours.

I asked him what his favorite part of the set was.  Here was his response, “I like the thing you crank up (the hill) and the swirly part (spiral track piece).”

When I asked him if there was anything else he liked about it, he immediately said, “The train!  It sings songs!”

Already have another VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Playset?  The train’s track connects to other sets, allowing kids to further explore their creativity.

The VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Playset is geared for ages 1-5, making it the perfect gift for any vehicle-loving toddler or preschooler this holiday season.  (I think it would be ideal for the 2-4 range; I can definitely see where a 5 year-old would outgrow it quickly.)

 

VTech has generously offered to give one lucky There’s Just One Mommy reader the same, super fun, VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station.  You can surprise someone now, or hold on to it for the holidays!

To enter, check out the Rafflecopter below.  U.S. residents 18 and up only, please.  Void where prohibited by law.  For complete giveaway rules, click here.

 

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As stated previously, this has been a sponsored post written on behalf of VTech.  All opinions are 100% my own.  

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  1. vtech always has the best stuff…I would play with that train all day babe…

    thanks so much for including me…(HUGS)
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    1. They do have some pretty good stuff! :)

  2. My son is almost 4 and I’m sure he’d love this. Thanks!
    Heather recently posted..5 Q’s for Kids-Dad Edition

    1. I know he would! :) Good luck; thanks for entering!

  3. The train set looks awesome and your kids are so cute! I’m on a temporary hoarding hiatus, because if we get any more toys we’ll be featured on Hoarders, but I’ll watch out for posts on less space-consuming items :-)

    1. LOL — Oh, I hear you on that! Our train set is slated to go to Grandma’s house to play with sometime in the future since we have a large wooden train set here already. It will be a nice “boy” item for little guy to enjoy there since most of their toys are “girl” in nature. (She watches my niece.)

  4. This would make an awesome Christmas present for my son who will be 16 months by then! He just loves figuring out how stuff works just like his daddy does :)

    1. He will just be about perfect age! :)

  5. My boys would *love* this train set! And if they get along while playing with it, like yours did, that’s an extra bonus!!
    Rabia @TheLiebers recently posted..Five Minute Friday: Mercy

    1. LOL — Yes, that was a nice bonus that day! I have to say my daughter hasn’t played with it since (not the train type, really), but it was nice seeing them play together.

  6. Both my kids would love this! How fun:)

  7. My almost 2 year old son has recently become obsessed with trains. He would LOVE this!

    1. And he’d have years of playing with it!

      Good luck!

  8. To the Little Engineer, of course! He’s sitting here cheering for the giveaway as I enter. :-)
    Jessica @ Play Trains! recently posted..Play Dough Pumpkin Patch Train — Fall Invitations to Play

    1. Oh! I hope he wins! :)

  9. This would make a great Christmas present for my 2-year old son!

    1. It would!

      Good luck!

  10. This train looks awesome! My two year old son and 3 year old daughter would both love it! Thanks for the give away :)

    1. Two to play with it is twice the fun! :)
      Good luck, and thanks for entering!

  11. I would love to give this to my toddler son, its fantastic.

    1. He will love it! Good luck! :)

  12. My 5 year old would LOVE it because it’s trains. But it would probably be better suited for my 2.5 year old nephew!
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    1. Good luck! :)

  13. I would give this to my nephew.

  14. My 2 yo and 4 yo would love it!

  15. My son would love it!

  16. I would love to give this to my 2.5 year old. He is OBSESSED with trains and these Vtech vehicles.
    Jenny recently posted..A Little Tact Goes a Long Way

    1. This sounds right up his alley then!

      Good luck!

  17. My son because he loves trains. he would have so much fun!

    1. Good luck!!

  18. I would give it to my grandson! His uncle works for the railroad so he would flip if he got a little train like his uncle’s big one.

    1. :)
      Good luck!

  19. I would give this to my son, he loves trains! And he has the go go fire truck and ambulance, I have not seen the train yet until now!!

  20. I follow you on pinterest as hdaily

  21. Id like to win for my younger granddaughters. They would really enjoy this!

  22. My 3 kiddos!! They would love this!!

  23. I would give this to my daughter

  24. I would give this to my daughter. I’d actually probably hold it til Christmas! :)

    1. Holding it until Christmas is a great idea!
      Good luck!

  25. This will be the ideal Christmas gift for my son.

    1. Terrific gift for under the tree!

      Good luck!

  26. My niece would love this!!!!! It would make an amazing Christmas present for her!!

    1. It would definitely be a good Christmas gift!

  27. I’d like to win this for my son!

  28. I’d give it to my new nephew Aiden for xmas. My brother married Aiden’s mom, now I get to show him how awesome his new auntie is :D

    1. Hope he has a very wonderful Christmas with his new family!

      Good luck!

  29. I’d love to give it to my son!

  30. That set looks so fun! I’d keep it for my 1 year old son, we don’t have a train set yet. Very cute and I like that it teaches too!
    Laura M. recently posted..DIY Cardboard Fishing Pole for Kids

    1. 1 is just the perfect age to start with such a fun train!

      Good luck!

  31. This would be great for my son!

  32. I would give it to my son! He is wild about choo choo trains and anything that goes Vroom!

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