Toy tools for kids look like real tools but are safer to use and are designed for use by children of different ages so that they can play and learn. Tool sets include play versions of drills, saws, hammers, screwdrivers, and more. These are typically made from durable plastic and most toy tool sets come with a carrying case for easy storage and portability. Toy tools help children develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and are great for imaginative play.
Introduction to Toy Tools Set
Today, children are very comfortable with gadgets such as iPad/tablets. However, they may not know how a screwdriver or a plier works, which are equally important skills to have.
The best tool sets for kids that let them emulate their parents or technicians who fix the various things at home.
More parents are fixing things at home themselves or are indulging in DIY projects at home. Not only does it save money, DIY projects can be a good pass-time and it is also a skill that comes in handy (you don’t have to depend on others to fix things).
Children, on the other hand, are keen observers. They like to watch how parents do their DIY projects, or how technicians go about fixing things at home using all their tools, which the kids find fascinating.
While kids may be tempted to use those tools used by adults, they are far too dangerous and those tools should be kept away from kids.
The good thing is that there are several tool sets made specifically for kids that they can use and pretend to fix things.
Hand Tools’ names and their uses
- Wrench: It is a tool use to grip and turn/tighten nuts and bolt, pipes, etc.
- Screwdriver: used for fitting or removing screws
- Saw: Used to cut wood into pieces of smaller sizes and shapes.
- Hammer: Used to drive nails into materials such as wood, used in carpentry.
- Chisel: Used to carve, shape solid material such as metal, wood, etc.
- Power tools: You will also find a range of power tools (such as Drill, Sander, Jackhammer, Chain Saw, Heat Gun) that require electric power to function.
The kids tool sets are safer to use and serve as excellent educational toys as the kids get to learn about the names of the various tools, their purpose and how it is to be used. Kids can work using these tools for hours, and in the process also improve their motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Best Kids Learning Tool Kit
Here are some excellent Kids Learning Tool Kit for Home DIY and Woodworking.
- REXBETI 15pcs Young Builder’s Tool Set: Kids Tool Belt (waist 20″-32″), Includes kids claw hammer, nose plier, screwdriver, magnetic level, steel ruler / D-ring, wood pencil, pencil sharpener, spring clamps, measuring tape, Kids safety goggle.
- BLACK+DECKER Jr. 23 Piece Backpack Set: Included Backpack, Wrench, Screwdriver, Right Angle/Level, Hammer, Channel Lock Pliers, Pipe Wrench, Adjustable Wrench, Clamp, Wood Saw, 3-hole Wood, 2-hold Wood, Screws, Nuts, Nails, Saw, Flat, Screwdrivers, and other pieces and tools. Features a carrying case for storing all the tools.
- Learning Resources New Sprouts Fix It: Pretend play toy tool set for toddlers (ages 2+). Includes saw, hammer, screwdriver, wrench, drill, and toolbox.
- Wooden Workbench and Tools for Kids: Comes with a hammer, saw, screwdriver, wrench, vise, screws, nuts, bolts, gears, links and more tools for building.
Black+Decker Kids Workbench
Black+Decker is a leading manufacturer of power tools; they have designed this Kids Workbench to look like a real workbench and it comes with a variety of tools and accessories, including a drill press, saw, screwdriver, and more.
Recommended for kids aged 3+ years, this workbench is made of durable plastic and is absolutely safe for use by kids. This is an excellent toy tool set for kids who love to play and build.
Introducing kids to Tools
Here are some creative ways in which you can show the uses of these tools to your kids in order to develop their DIY skills.
Pull apart a broken gadget or toy using a screwdriver
Lot of toy cars, especially the remote-controlled ones can be pulled apart using a screw-driver.
In case, you have one that is broken, you can use it to demonstrate to your child how a screw driver works, and even let them try to remove the screws.
If you have trash such as a broken remote or fan, use them to disassemble and reassemble.
You also get toy sets where you have to assemble things to make truck, car, helicopter and so on, which requires using screws and screwdriver (these are safe to use).
Teaching kids how to hammer
Most electronic items come wrapped in air bubble bags. In case you have recently bought one, do not throw away the wrapper.
You can let your child practice bursting those air bubbles using a hammer. Kids will absolutely love this activity.
You can even teach your child to hammer nails (the ones that come with play sets) on clay/dough.
If you have grown up kids, you can then let them hammer roofing nails (with big heads and short shanks) that are easier to hit.
Learning to use a wrench
A wrench is another important tool and comparatively easy and safe to use. You can take a piece of Thermocol board (or foam board) and practice turning bolts into the board using a wrench.
Teach your child to saw (using the saw in your kids tool set) by practicing sawing on a foam board (easily available at art supply stores).
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