Most of us want to get our kids away from the computer screen or smartphone and out into the fresh air. When you teach your kids basic gardening skills, this lesson will stay with your kids forever. A good way to spark an interest in gardening is with some toy lawn tools that your child can use to be just like mom or dad and help out in the garden. Keep reading to find out which toy lawn tools to add to your child’s collection.
Must-Have Toy Lawn Tools
There are some very sophisticated toy lawn tools out there. The leading toy lawn tool manufacturer, Husquvarna, sells a range of products aimed at young kids between 2 and 5.
The Husquvarna toy lawn mower, leaf blower and weed trimmer are identical in appearance to the real-life models and feature realistic noises and a gentle air flow. These toys will make your little one feel that he or she is helping out in the garden and helping you with the outside chores.
Another great option for toy lawn toys is the range of products from Constructive Playthings. As well as the lawn mower, leaf blower and weed trimmer, this set comes with a toy hedge trimmer and even a chainsaw. Don’t worry; it is not dangerous even though it just seems risky handing what looks like a chainsaw to a child. This range is battery operated and comes with included safety goggles and gloves so your child will feel and look just like mom or dad.
What about a toy gas lawn mower that looks like the real thing and makes mechanical sounds as your child pushes it around the garden?
The Little Tikes Gas and Go Mower would be a great choice for the mini gardener and can provide hours of fun. Your child can fill the pretend gas tank with water and as an added advantage, because the sounds are mechanically generated as it is pushed, you don’t have to worry about batteries.
Other Toy Lawn Tools for Kids
You can buy a wide range of child-friendly gardening tools such as trowels, buckets and watering cans online and in stores such as Target or Walmart. You can find rakes, hoes spades, and forks all in child-friendly sizes and bright colors.
Safe and well-constructed, your child will be able to actually dig and help in the garden with these child-friendly hand tools. He or she is more likely to want to plant and care for their own part of the garden if the tools are the right size for them to use.
One tool that many kids like is the wheelbarrow. A child-sized wheelbarrow enables your child to copy you in the garden and actually help with chores such as clearing leaves. Suitable for children aged 3 and over, this is a fun way to encourage your child to get involved in the garden.
You can’t start your child too early in the garden. With some toy lawn tools, your kids can discover the joys of gardening and learn basic skills that can last a lifetime.
When your kids are helping you with yard work, be sure to also include them in any outdoor building projects, such as those involving pallet furniture as well. Woodworking and building skills will help them in their futures just as much as gardening.