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10 Years of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

By Amy Kulcak, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Collection of fave episodes has positive messages for kids.

Movie G 1998 63 minutes
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If there's one thing that parents can count on in this collection, it's a good example. Thomas models courtesy and leadership for his friends and the young audience at home.It may seem as if Thomas and his friends are always disgruntled about something, but the group manages to deal with their frustrations constructively.

Like real children, each day the trains have to resolve problems that seem like true dramas. For instance, as a favor, Percy returns children from the beach, and then hits rain and floods. He begins to wonder why he decided to help out, but eventually he pulls through and receives praise for his efforts. Stories like these can benefit children's moral growth, making them think twice about intentions, actions, and consequences.

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