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LEGO® DUPLO® My First Train Set


R695.00

LEGO® DUPLO® My First Train Set

  • item code: LEGO-10507

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Hop aboard My First Train Set for beginning builder fun!

Introduce your child to the world of trains and building with this amazing LEGO® DUPLO® My First Train Set. Create this colourful steam train with sound effects and load the figures aboard for a fun train ride! But don't forget your ticket from the station ticket window before boarding!

As the train chugs around the track, remember to stop at the petrol station to fuel up before the adventures continues! With lots of DUPLO bricks and more than half a metre of track, it's the perfect set for budding builders and hours of train-themed creative play.

This set contains 52 pieces and includes 2 LEGO® DUPLO® figures: train driver and child, a steam train with real sound effects, passenger wagon, station with ticket window and clock, fuel pump, signal, DUPLO bricks and more than half a metre of track.

This DUPLO set opens up a world of imaginative fun in addition to promoting key developmental skills such as fine motor, perceptual and cognitive skills.

Suitable for ages 2 years to 5 years.

Please note This set requires 3 AA batteries and tracks do not conduct electricity so are therefore not compatible with LEGO 9V trains.


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This product can assist in developing the following key skills...

This product helps to develop Sensory Skills which are key building blocks in a child’s development and influence every activity that a child does. Opportunities to engage in sensory activities help a child’s brain to process all the information it is receiving from their senses, and respond in an appropriate way. Our senses include: smell (olfactory); taste (gustatory); sound (auditory); touch (tactile); seeing (visual); movement (vestibular) and joint position / deep pressure (proprioception).

Children develop sensory skills as early as in utero and continue to refine these skills well into their childhood years. Exploration and exposure to a variety of different sensations and sensory experiences is very important for a person’s overall development.

This product can help develop Gross Motor Skills by improving co-ordination and muscle strength to assist a child with gross motor tasks such as walking, running, jumping and climbing. The large muscles of our bodies in our arms (biceps and triceps) and legs (hamstrings and quadriceps) are responsible for helping us perform these actions successfully, and therefore these muscles need to be strong. An important factor in developing gross motor skills is good postural control. A strong and stable core (stomach and back muscles) helps one achieve successful movement of the limbs.

Gross motor skills begin developing from a very early age and continue to develop all through childhood, culminating in a person being able to ride a bike without training wheels and swing themselves independently on a swing.

This product can develop a child’s Fine Motor Skills by improving the strength and co-ordination of small muscle groups to achieve a task. The small muscles around the mouth (lips, tongue etc.) are important for speech and eating, and those in a child’s hands help them to perform different grips such as tripod (the correct pencil grip) and pincer (thumb and index finger grip) to achieve tasks. Fine motor skills of the hand develop fully later on in childhood, but start with full, open hand grasping of toys as babies and culminate in a perfect tripod pencil grip when they are writing neatly at school.

Finally, scissor skills are also important fine motor skills that require the co-ordination of fingers on one hand to open and close the scissors while the other hand holds the material being cut. Using both hands together in this way to achieve a task is known as bilateral-coordination.

This product helps children develop their independence by focussing on aspects of Self Care. Getting dressed in the morning and doing up zips, buttons and laces requires good gross and fine motor skills. Brushing teeth and hair as well as toileting skills all require good body and self awareness which is promoted by encouraging self care skills.

Learning to feed oneself using cutlery (spoon, knife and fork) is a large step towards finding independence. In order to assist children to become independent, self confident little people, developing self care skills are very important.

This product can assist in developing a child’s Perceptual Skills which determine how a child’s brain receives, organises and interprets what they are seeing (visual sensory information). Perceptual skills are the ones we use for activities such as completing a puzzle and writing, as well as understanding concepts such as colour, size and number recognition.

More complex concepts such as knowing one’s left from right side of their body (right-left discrimination), being able to recognise complete objects from incomplete ones (visual closure) and remembering visual stimuli over a short and long term period (visual memory), all fall under the category of perceptual skills.

This product can facilitate the development of Cognitive Skills which include how a child’s brain develops, stores, recalls and reacts to their environment. Concentration, attention and listening skills all impact on a child’s cognitive and learning ability, and this product encourages children to develop those key areas.

Problem solving, memory skills and sequencing (the order in which things happen) of tasks are very important cognitive skills to develop as a child grows up.

  • Imaginative Play - Create scenarios of who the people are, where they are going and who they may meet on the train. 
  • Learning to tell the time - This is a fun way to introduce number recognition and time telling to make sure the 'passengers' are at the station to catch the train on time. 
  • Fine Motor - Draw and cut out pretend tickets with times on and then encourage the child to read the time on the ticket as well as promoting writing and scissor skills in a fun way.
  • Bilateral Coordination - On a large piece of paper trace around the train track and then use this as a road or racing track for cars to drive on. The activity of tracing requires two hands - one to stabilise the object and the other to hold the pencil thereby encouraging the use of two hands working together in a coordinated way.

Most orders take 3-5 days to deliver and are dependent on where we are delivering to. Outlying areas can take longer than city centres. Please allow up to 10 working days for delivery.

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Reviews for LEGO® DUPLO® My First Train Set

JME, USA27 August 2014

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My son received this set for his second birthday and has not stopped playing with it for several days now. He takes the train everywhere he goes and I like that it runs well even when it is off the tracks without tangling in hair or the carpet. Great value and tons of fun!