Holiday Gift for Children
If you have an aspiring builder in the house, you may already be considering play tools or a workbench as a Christmas gift. And for creative building play at its best, you can’t go wrong with a Little Tikes play set! The Tikes Tough Workshop is sure to be a hit with any construction-loving little one this holiday season and with thirteen accessories and so many different ways to play, your children will be at their most creative on Christmas morning!
The Tikes Tough Workshop is a fairly small workbench, which makes it a great choice for houses or apartments with limited play space. The size makes it perfect for toddlers and because the bench is designed with different construction aids in different areas, it also encourages cooperative play and interaction since one child can “cut” wood at the table saw while another hammers in some “nails!”
Benjamin has always had as fascination with tools and at two years old, this workbench was absolutely perfect for him! His favourite feature was the hammer and nails; he absolutely loved being able to pound the pegs into the workbench. But he also enjoyed using the wrench and screwdriver to “fix” things and he was fascinated by the concept of sawing the board on the table saw. The included board is cleverly magnetized so that it holds together like a real piece of wood until a child pushes it through the table saw to “cut” it in half!
As a parent, my personal favourite feature was the storage area underneath the bench itself. With plenty of room for Benjamin’s extra tools and doors to keep everything safely contained, his work area was always so easy to clean up when playtime was over. I also appreciated that the tools were a realistic metallic colour. I’ve noticed kids tend to prefer play objects that look as much like the real thing as possible and Benjamin is no exception. He loves pulling out his tools whenever his dad is fixing something so that he can help!
The Tikes Tough Workshop from Little Tikes is available at toy stores and mass merchandise stores across North America and can also be purchased online at www.littletikes.com. And because it’s a Little Tikes product, you know you’re getting the quality and durability that has made the brand so essential for families. Check it out for yourself and surprise your child with some fun constructive playtime on Christmas morning!