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Do you remember the first time you got your little paws on your dad’s tool set as a kid? I know I do! My dad was a builder-fixer-doer of a man. And, I’d like to think, I followed in his foot steps. I was one of those kids who liked to take stuff apart. Bikes, toasters, cassette players, I even took apart a ceiling fan once. Most of the things I took apart were already broken and never made it back together. But, I had fun and learned a lot along the way. (Special note: I actually fixed my parents ceiling fan that day. It’s still spinning in their living room over 20 years later.) Now that I am a father I enjoy passing skills down to my kids. I’m just a little more protective of my tools then my dad was. So, I guess they need their own…
My 10 year old already works in the garage with me. But, what about the little ones? Sure, there are quite a few building toys and toy tool sets out there. And, we’ve owned almost all of them. What can I say? I’m a builder-fixer-doer of a man, of course I like to buy my kids their own tools. When it comes to building toys, this new set from LeapFrog hits the nail on the head. (See what I did there?) Scout’s Build and Discover Tool Set is wonderful. It’s got everything I look for in a good tool set. It’s got a wide variety of tools, every tool has a specific function and, the tools are super durable. My kids could pass these down to their kids one day. What more could you ask for? Well, maybe a Phillips screwdriver but that’s just me being picky.
Scout’s new tool set helps kids learn how to measure, hammer, saw, and more. They even get to build Scout a dog house. All of the tools are used to assemble and disassemble his house. One of my favorite features is that each of the fasteners used is color coded to match the tool needed to manipulate it. Scout even gives you helpful hints and sings songs along the way. Once they complete Scout’s dog house and are done for the day the house doubles as a carry along tool box. How cool is that?
LeapFrog really knows what they are doing when it comes to making learning fun. This little project is full of problem solving and creative thinking. The best part is, the kids don’t even realize it. To them they are just playing. But, to me, they are exercising their brains. Plus, it doesn’t hurt knowing they may be following in my foot steps one day too.
Buy it Here: LeapFrog Scout’s Build and Discover Tool Set for only $12.99