Every day (and sometimes, several times a day), we play “Crossing Gate,” a game in which D moves his trains around on their tracks, then makes them wait while the cars (“lined up!”) cross safely at the crossing gate. Often the cars get shepherded into their “sheds”-either underneath the couch (“bed”) or under a bookshelf. If they had the misfortune of wandering (or being shoved) under the couch, we often have to fetch D’s child-sized broom (“boom”) to fish them out.
What fun we have!
Here is a sample of our game, in two parts.