Block Trainby Carolyn R. Drebin
The Peek-A-Blocks Press & Go Train is many toys in one. It has five circus-themed see-through blocks with characters inside - an elephant, lion, clown etc. Babies love to hold them and, in the case of my 11-month old, slam them together.
It's also a train that lights up, plays 3 different circus songs and moves in a straight line or a circle. We haven't quite mastered how to make it go in a circle, but that's fine by my baby, as he can then crawl after it. When the smokestack is pressed, the train toots and sets off on its journey. Press it again, and it stops. In the second car, all you need to do is touch it for the music to start and the block to spin. And finally, the detachable caboose has enough teeter-totter action to excite any baby.
The folks at Fisher Price tout this toy as a multi-tasking educational play thing, helping to develop fine- and gross-motor skills. I say it's just plain fun! My 11-month old loves to grab the blocks, and it thrills him to no end that he can make this train go all by himself.
It's fun, visually and orally stimulating with it's sounds and lights, and always piques baby's curiousity. It even makes a great loud noise when it's being pulled backwards. There is a lot going on with this toy, meaning a baby can be amused, if not for hours, then for a good long while!