Monday, June 28, 2010

Hide and Seek of the Week

This week’s collections object is The Comet electric train! Produced by A.C. Gilbert Co. in the late 1930s as part of the American Flyer series of model trains. This toy train was a scale version of the actual Comet, built in 1935 by the Goodyear-Zeppelin Company for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.

Put on your looking eyes and see if you can find it during your next visit! And while you are looking high and low, don’t forget to encourage curiosity by asking open-ended questions and engaging your child in the conversation. For example: What sound does a train make? Where would take a train ride to? Or simply tell your child the story of your first train ride.

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