Give your do-it-yourself child their very own toolbox.
It’s hard to find a child who doesn’t love to hammer. The tools invite conversations about different shapes and constructions – and who doesn’t wish they had learnt about nails, screws and bolts at an early age? Let the child join in with their very own tools, while mum sets up shelves and builds a playhouse, and father struggles with spirit levels and tape measures.
The child trains their dexterity and expands their knowledge of various tools. Is it a pair of parrot pliers or a wrench? The toolbox can be taken around and be part of imaginative outdoor play when the weather suits.
For example, draw a house with the ruler and mark dots around the paper. Have the child use the screwdriver to hit the dots, therefore practicing hand-eye coordination. Grab the parrot pliers and let your little craftsperson pick up their toys from the floor around house. Get Sunday cleaning done at a funny angle!
- Train hand-eye coordination.
- Practices dexterity.
- Practise an understanding of numbers, quantities and counting
- Practices math skills