I have bought a train set for my DS for Christmas. Should I wrap the box and put it under the tree or should I assemble the train set and put it under the tree on Xmas Eve so that it is ready to go on Xmas morning? DS is 3.
mmm, yes putting it together would keep him occupied whilst I panic over Xmas dinner but if he was wailing for help I'd be running back and forth panicking more,perhaps I could get him to practise in the local toyshop and then make a judgement.
i would assemble it and make the track go round the base of your christmas tree. just before he gets up turn it on and let him come into room with the train chuffing around the tree. fill the carriages with little goodies too. he will love it.
O.K. I have just opened the box to check that all of the pieces are there and it was very exciting. I am going to go with the wrap the box option for lots of oooh aaah when opening up all the bits and pieces (not too many for a 3 year old I think) and it will hopefully keep him busy when I'm in the kitchen. Thank you for your replies.