Lionel Quality Electric Trains
Little Lionel-"TTT" Award
12/01/2000

Chesterfield Twp.-Lionel is pleased to announce that "Toy Tips Trusted" (TTT) has awarded the Little Lionel Playset with their mark of approval, tested and conducted by the Toy Research Institute in the College of Education at the University of Missouri.

Lionel has received the "TTT" mark, indicating that the Little Lionel Playset stimulates an educational and entertaining play experience for the appropriate age child represented for the toy. This mark cannot be found on the toy label, but can be found along with detailed information at www.toytips.com under the Search tab.

The "TTT" rating is a combination of enjoyment and development skills, as observed by researchers. Specifically, researchers look for toys that promote children’s character, motor skills, social interaction, intellectual development and self-esteem building, and of course, high "fun value." Little Lionel scored well in each of these areas, receiving a 4 out 5 overall rating. Researchers use original surveys written by psychologists in order to keep all the questions objective.

The Little Lionel Playset, designed for children beginning at age three, includes a train set with, locomotive, tender and passenger car, plus a train station with a clock tower and lamp post. The train is compatible with most other wooden track systems

Little Lionel has easy-to-build construction, enabling children to improve their manual skills and improve their confidence as they are allowed to explore and expand their imaginations. It is a fun and educational way to introduce children to the fascinating world of Lionel trains.

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