The trainees' experiences echo those of preschoolers as they learn by play, example, and practice. Characters learn the value of friendship and teamwork, listening carefully, completing tasks, resolving conflict, and many similar important life values and lessons. Chuggington's positive and upbeat style keeps kids' attention, and when children are more engaged, they're more likely to learn.
The trainees' experiences echo those of preschoolers as they learn by play, example, and practice. Likewise, older and wiser engines (called chuggers) are often around to provide guidance and encouragement, just like real life parents and caregivers.
Chuggers learn the value of loyal friendship, telling the truth, listening carefully, persisting under adversity, completing tasks, resolving conflict without violence, and many similar important life values.
The chuggers have real-life emotional strengths and weaknesses, too. Through all their adventures, they strive to use their strengths for the good of the community and to deal effectively but realistically with their personal foibles. Much of the time, such dealing involves good humor and personal understanding.