This map is my most favorite thing that I have bought for his room. Of course, once he learned that the red lines were trains you have to actually take a train to drive on it. And like most kids his age, staying on the set path is not that much fun (hope he never loses that). Watching him, I was a little amazed to see the connections he was making with his train and this map, knowing the green is land and the blue is water and stopping the train at the blue water saying "uh-oh! water!" and then in typical toddler boy fashion, zooming the train right over the water and laughing. I also got to play with shadows and light - one of my goals for 2014.