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Double Loop Railway Set

Lower Age: 3+
Website: http://www.hape.com/fr/en/toy/double-loop-railway-set/E3712
Price: $99.99
Year Added: 2016

The Double Loop Railway Set is a children's train set that comes with 64 wooden railroad pieces that can be connected together to create different track designs. The open-ended design allows children to be creative and make plans to build their railroad however they want. With colorful, movable train pieces and fun add-ons, such as trees and a bridge, children are given a space to design, build, and test while developing better fine motor skills. The set promotes engineering thinking and design as children are required to critically think about how they are going to design their railroad, an important skill in any real life design process. The durable wooden set is great for encouraging creativity in younger children, providing a space for free play and design based on real life situations and problems.

Engineering thinking and design practices the gift encourages children to do or learn about: Generate ideas, test ideas, refine ideas

Engineering text or context explicitly provided by the gift: N/A

Additional practices and skills needed by engineers that were addressed by the gift: Spatial reasoning, creative thinking, design, problem solving, critical thinking

Overall ratings:

  • Children Reviews
    • Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0
    • Feedback:
      • "I liked building with the tracks."
      • "I liked everything. My favorite was making a path for the train. You could even make a bridge for the train to drive on!"
  • Parents Reviews
    • Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0
    • Feedback:"This railway set came with a good number of pieces and was well made. My kids enjoyed playing with the set and designing different tracks to push the trains along."
  • Engineering & STEM Experts Reviews
    • Rating: 3.75 out of 5.0
    • Feedback: "The railroad set is great for developing spatial reasoning and design skills in younger children that will refine as they grow older"