The Thomas WayWhen Harold the helicopter breaks down near Callan Castle, Duck and Thomas are sent to take him to the Sodor Search and Rescue for repair. Thomas wants to give Harold a tour of the island and show him the sights from an engine's perspective but Duck insists that there are only two ways to do things: the Great Western Way and the wrong way. Thomas and Duck have to learn to work together. Educational Objectives: Teamwork; flexible thinking; accepting help; appreciating differences; cooperationThe... [see more] SwitchWhen Luke is sent to Ulfstead Castle to deliver stone he meets Millie, the Earl's private narrow gauge engine. The two engines compare jobs, boasting how much they like their own work and so the Earl agrees to let them switch jobs for the day. Luke stays at the estate pulling passengers around the castle grounds and Millie goes to work at the noisy Blue Mountain Quarry. By the end of the day both engines are firm friends, but agree they like their own jobs better.Educational Objectives: Making new friends; perspective taking
Set on the imaginary island of Sodor, the series follows the adventures of Thomas, a cheeky little Tank Engine, and his friends, Edward, James, Gordon, Percy, Henry and Toby, plus Emily, the first female steam engine -- all under the watchful eye of Sir Topham Hatt, the manager of the Sodor Railway.