Children will delight in a ride on the Orient Express. This playful unit supports social-emotional and physical skills in young children. The intentional design encourages children to stay and play, which provides great fun and developmental benefits. In addition to being a place to sit alone or with friends, the Orient Express spurs stories about train rides, supporting language skills and story-telling. Sitting with friends stimulates social-emotional development and friendship skills. The small holes invite exploration and provide children with opportunities to play peek-a-boo and other games. Young children will also enjoy moving around the train, and for younger children, pulling themselves up to stand will support physical development.