Peep! Peep! How Thomas the Train Can Reveal Your Child’s Destiny
Have you ever watched a child play with Thomas the Train?
Are the engines and cars his focus or is it designing and building the track?
Here are four ways a child might play with Thomas the Train. As a parent, your job is to encourage and nurture the gift in your child. Don’t limit him to the way you think it should be done.
- This child loves to build intricate track layouts on his own Island of Sodor. Bridges and sheds. Tunnels and buffers. Each day he takes down the old track and builds a new design -- it is the designing and the building which motive the child. The engines are of secondary importance but useful to test the track. This child will be an engineer and grow up to design important buildings, or perhaps a carpenter and build houses.
- This child loves to match up the colored engines and cars. All the blues in a row followed by all the reds, and the track must be matching with no flaws. “Daddy, you play with Hiro and Douglas and Donald because you’re wearing a black shirt.” How the track is laid out is not important and the same track design could be used for weeks. It’s color that’s important. This child will be an artist when he grows up and paint beautiful pictures.
- This child loves to make up stories or set up reenactments with the trains. “Diesel Ten calls Thomas a Blue Puffball.” Collecting a variety of engines and cars is the important thing, along with knowing all their names. The track layout is a minor interest but useful to further the story. This child loves words and when he grows up will write books or movie scripts.
- This child loves to make up conversations among the engines and make sure they are properly introduced. Friendships and being “Really Useful” are important. This child will one day be a counselor and help people with their problems.
Which of these four types is your child? Which is you? Is there something I’m missing?
New Boston, Illinois
Grammy to Eric, Michael, and Hunter