... It's Thomas.
Ni Hao Thomas!
Thank you to ALL of you who donated to this idea of sending a Thomas the Train Track to the sweethearts at New Day!
We have an incredible set on its way to them RIGHT now ... complete with Cranky the Crane, The Quarry Tunnel, a working water tower and a boxed set of Thomas DVD's IN Mandarin. The folks at PoppingPandas.com, where I purchased the DVD's, were SO nice to work with too ... they had a monthly special going on that threw in a free Dora DVD (which I highly recommend for anyone adopting an older child especially as it does a great job of both English and Chinese much like the English/Spanish version we enjoy here in the States. AND they also included a FREE Hello Kitty DVD when they heard who would be receiving it! (I highly recommend PoppingPandas if you are looking for Mandarin DVD's and other learning resources.)
I am looking forward to hearing if the kids enjoy the track and the Thomas and other stories in the months ahead--or should I say which children enjoy the track--sure it's not everybody's favorite, but for many it sure is right up there with one of the best fun things around. Hopefully it will be something that many will look forward to when it's "Thomas the Train Day" and it's pulled out from the storage cupboard. (THAT is another huge bonus of the Thomas stuff ... it's so storable!) And who knows the creative and engineering minds that might bloom from this fun "play!"