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When it comes to classic play, you just can't beat a great wooden train set. While there's a number of companies producing similar sets with interconnecting tracks, BRIO has been leading the charge by moving beyond the track with BRIO WORLD. While the trains are still at the center of the action, BRIO WORLD includes six themes that feature vehicles, figures and playsets as part of a "a playful interactive system so that you can ride, drive, run or fly between them!" Geared toward kids ages 3-99 (sorry to the older folks), BRIO WORLD now has Smart Tech, which adds interactive smart technology to select trains and accessories. The BRIO WORLD Smart Engine Set with Action Tunnels is a 2018 Holiday Wish Guide™ Pick, and now BRIO and The Rock Father™ have teamed-up to showcase this great new set and give you a chance to win one! Two (2) lucky readers will receive a set, perfect for holiday giving! Welcome to BRIO WORLD...

When you think of images that capture the essence of a "classic Christmas," few are as iconic as a toy train running beneath the tree. Since 1900, Lionel Trains has been helping to bring the magic of toy trains to families, and for this season they've got something new - the Disney Mickey Mouse Express Ready-to-Play Train Set. This battery-powered, G-scale train is ready-to-rock right from the box - the only thing missing is batteries. It's a festive way to bring some Disney magic home. Check out the video below to see it in-action here at Rock Father HQ...

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Holiday 2014If you think that you've already seen a giveaway featuring Ludorum's CHUGGINGTON (fourth season airing now on Disney Junior), you are correct! This is the second appearance (enter the first here) by these lovable trains in my 2014 Holiday Wish Guide, with Anchor Bay and THE ROCK FATHER teaming-up once more to dish out another set of fun and colorful adventures that reinforce early social readiness skills. One (1) lucky reader will score a copy of CHUGGINGTON: CHUGGINEERS READY TO BUILD on DVD, a perfect stocking stuffer for their own little Chuggineer!. Preview the DVD and enter below!

Earlier this month, the folks at Anchor Bay Entertainment released EXPLORER KOKO, the latest DVD from CHUGGINGTON, the hit preschool series that airs here in the 'States on Disney Junior. EXPLORER KOKO features six episodes of the Ludorum series, all of which help reinforce social readiness skills. Would you like a chance to win a copy for your little engineer? Read on, friends, as THE ROCK FATHER and Anchor Bay have your chance!

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Operation LifesaverI have long held that entertainment, whether it be movies, television, toys or games, does not cause harm. There is, however, always a slim chance that there is someone out their foolish enough to try something that they've seen represented in the fantasy world, allowing their safety and the safety of others to fall into the hands of fate. With that in mind, I took a peek at a message that hit my inbox here at Rock Father HQ and have decided to share it. Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit dedicated to Rail Safety Education, has issued a statement regarding the new film, DIVERGENT, and what it believes could influence dangerous behavior when dealing with real-life trains. Here is that statement in it's entirety...

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I have a strange confession to make. Although I've casually seen some episodes of CHUGGINGTON with my little ones over the past few years through it's airings on Disney Junior, until last month, I thought that "Chuggington" was the lead character... the bright, red engine that often represents the show throughout media and merchandising.

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