Role play toys are so on my radar. I love how they stir the imagination and help children process what’s happening in the world around them, you get a real sense of how they’re experiencing and seeing life. We don’t actually have an abundance of toddler-aimed toys at home, my boy prefers to play with the real thing, but I was intrigued to see how he’d get on with a rather cute little work bench from the Wooden Toy Shack. And whether he’d have any idea what to do with it as there’s very little DIY-ing going on at home.
Amidst the gentle humming of Bob the Builder, I managed to put the whole thing together with one of the attachments on a pen knife! And absolutely no expletives uttered. (Note to self, buy a screw driver) The instructions were super easy to follow, even with a toddler trying desperately to help.
It’s a really great quality piece of kit, once assembled and the tools in place my boy set about seeing what it could do. It’s a great way to test those fine motor skills with all the nuts and bolts to fix and plenty of things we could make together. It’s taken quite a battering over the last month as my boy bangs away with the hammer fixing things or just releasing some tension.
The hammers been the biggest hit by far, where as I like having somewhere to hang everything up afterwards which teaches him to tidy up and put things back where they were. There isn’t much DIY going on in the house right now so I wondered if he’d know what each tool did but watching his saw most of the downstairs furniture was a sure sign he can work his way around a saw.
Any way, I’ll let the photos do the rest if the talking and show you just what the toddler thought;
I have been sent this product for the purpose of this review. All words and photographs are entirely my own.