Choo! Choo! Just turn on any children's channel, and it clear to see that children absolutely love trains. We have every type of train that you could every think of! Train tracks, train sets, train cars, train books! Trains! Trains! Trains! If you have a train lover in your house than you may have wondered, at times, just why it is that small kids are so fascinated with cars, trucks and trains. The reason that they love them so much is that they are learning... and kids love to learn! Don't think of it as mere silly, childish fun. It is essential for parents and caregivers to understand just how integral to a child's development that imaginary play is. Playing pretend is wonderful for small children and provides important learning opportunities. Imaginary play boosts confidence and provides opportunities to develop a sense of self. In addition, they can work on fine motor skills and spatial skills as they chugga chugga choo choo all over the kitchen table.