Too Many Fire EnginesWhen a team of railway inspectors come to the island of Sodor, they question whether Sir Topham Hatt needs two fire engines. This causes concern for Sodor's fire fighting team, Flynn and Belle. When Belle beats Flynn to two fires in a row, Flynn really starts to question it himself. He tells Belle to take his place on guard at the Castle Fireworks display and sulks in his shed. But when another fire starts on the same night, Flynn races to put it out, proving Sir Topham Hatt... [see more] really does need two fire engines after all.Educational Objectives: Making meaningful contributions; demonstrating responsibilityGordon Runs DryGordon is a proud engine who believes he is the fastest and the best. But when a stone from one of Paxton's trucks bounces off his boiler, Gordon doesn't want to wait to be checked over and hurries on his way, only to find that he has to keep stopping again and again to take on more water. When Gordon finally runs completely out of water, he realizes that his boiler was damaged by the stone and has been leaking. Soon the once proud engine is being shunted to the Steamworks to be repaired. Oh the indignity!Educational Objectives: Team work; accepting and appreciating help; understanding there are consequences to one's actions
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.