Mikey Turns One

Boys and the Alphabet Train

Our youngest great grandchild, Mikey, had his first birthday yesterday. We sent him a birthday package via USPS and our granddaughter took this picture of him playing with his new toy set. It is a V-Tech Sit to Stand Alphabet Train. Here’s the detail on the educational toy:

  • Push toy is designed to grow with your child; the toy train can be used as a floor toy, a ride on that also transforms into a baby walker or a pull toy wagon they can fill with toys
  • Learning toy comes with 10 activities including a storybook, clock, gears; 13 double-sided alphabet blocks build fine motor skills and introduce letters, numbers, colors and more
  • For toddler role-play toy fun, the included Walkie-Talkie and number pad encourage role-play and introduce numbers and animals; counting toy plays more than 100 songs, melodies, sounds and phrases
  • Toy train counts the alphabet blocks when they’re dropped down the chute; kids story book teaches sing-along songs and plays melodies
  • Educational toy is intended for toddlers ages 1 to 3 years old

Anna, our eldest granddaughter and mother of the boys, sent us the above photo of Mikey and older brother Alex with the train toy. She also sent a video of Mikey putting blocks in the top of the toy and it responds by playing sounds and music. Damsel and I both got a kick out of that.

Thank God for our being able to see the kids as they grow up via electronic media.


  1. drjim said,

    November 12, 2018 @ 17:42:14

    We have a convertible tricycle/bicycle/motorcycle from V-Tech for our grandson.

    They appear to make sturdy toys that have lots of neat stuff on them.

  2. CapnBob said,

    November 12, 2018 @ 20:29:15

    V-Tech seems to have neat stuff. We didn’t get to play with it before shipping it off to the Baby. It actually cost more to ship it than the price of the toy. Amazing stuff these days.

  3. drjim said,

    November 13, 2018 @ 20:13:19

    Really! Even the cheapest “five dollar” roll-around toy has sounds, LED lights, and comes with a battery!

    I’ve bought him some hand made wood push toys that I hope he has at my age, like I do some of mine.

  4. CapnBob said,

    November 13, 2018 @ 21:11:37

    Old toys required imagination and creativity which are qualities long abandoned by the new generations. Sad.

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