Updated on January 4, 2021 by Lyric Fergusson
You may have noticed that your little one is always trying to do things just like the grownups in their life. Get them a toolset so they can learn to fix things around the house just you. They’ll be able to play for hours while learning how to help others by fixing things around the house. To help save you some time we’ve come up with a list of our favorite 7 best toddler tool sets. There are plenty of options for every price point and toddler age so you’ll definitely be able to find one that is perfect for your kiddo.
The Best Toddler Tool Sets for All Ages
(Best for tiny tots — $)
Why it’s great: Combining fun playtime all while fostering a spirit of helpfulness is doable with a fun tool set. The Fisher Price DIY Tool Belt is wonderful for toddlers and can help them to feel like the big kid that they are! This pretend tool belt is made out of fabric and will give your child the ability to feel like they’re helping too. It features plastic compartments to hold a few of the tools in place, a fabric measuring tape and a pretend working hammer, screwdriver and saw. Not to mention the fun fabric donut to carry around as a snack. Your toddler will love the confidence they feel as they creatively use their imaginations to build, create, and help mom and dad around the house.
Keep in mind: Velcro is used to hold the tools in the right spot on the tool belt which can wear down after heavy usage.
(Best budget option — $)
Why it’s great: This wooden tool set comes with 24 pieces that make it fun for your kiddo to explore and learn. The high-quality wood will give you peace of mind knowing that it’s safe for your tot to play with. Your little will be able to practice putting in the screws on the side of the toolbox and will help them improve their hand-eye coordination, color recognization, and problem-solving skills. This will make it easy for them to learn and play at the same time.
Keep in mind: The screws can be challenging to unscrew so little ones may need help at first to get the hang of it.
Good for: Kiddos 2 – 5 yrs old ready to learn and discover new skills while they play
(Best workbench for small spaces — $$)
Why it’s great: This adorable wooden workbench is perfect for small spaces and can easily be stored in a closet or shelf if you don’t have room to leave it out. It’s a great learning tool for you tot and they’ll be able to practice they’re hand-eye coordination and have a blast with the colorful set. As an added bonus it’s super easy to put together so you won’t have to take too much time assembling it. The workbench is solid and durable so it’ll last even when your tot shows it some extra love.
Keep in mind: It’s small and is more of an activity table sized item.
Good for: 2 – 4 yr olds with limited indoor play space
(Most realistic — $$$)
Why it’s great: Give them the space and time to be curious, creative and adventurous. With this Melissa & Doug Wooden Project Workbench, your child can have their own space to build and imagine. This sturdy wooden workbench includes a functioning vise, a tool rack, wooden tools and hardware, and a storage shelf. Created with high quality wood to ensure safety and durability, it will give your child full hands on freedom to explore, build and create.
Keep in mind: This awesome workbench does not come fully assembled so you’ll have to put it together upon opening it.
(Best toolbelt set — $)
Why it’s great: This affordable set is adorable and will keep your toddler smiling for hours. Each tool makes noise and will help your kiddo easily recognize each one. The belt itself is easy to adjust and it’s great quality for a low price which makes it plus. The handles have comfortable non-slip grips so it’s easy for your tot to pick up each tool. They’ll be able to play pretend as they easily go around the house with their work belt and help fix things.
Keep in mind: The toolbelt tends to fit a little big on smaller kids so it’s more of an ideal fit for slightly older toddlers.
Good for: Kiddos 2 yrs – 4 yrs ready for a toolbelt of their very own
(Most portable — $)
Why it’s great: The possibilities are truly endless with this creative toolbox that is made to keep them busy! The Battat Tool Box comes ready to play with one big tool box and 15 pieces inside that will give your child the chance to explore their imagination in building. When you open it you will find a tool box, toy hammer, screw driver, bits, measuring tape, wrench, plier, hand saw, nuts, bolts, and nails. If you have a toddler that loves to pretend to build, this tool box is a great way to get them started.
Keep in mind: The tool box that all of the tools come in is a little bit larger than expected. While the toolbox can seem a little bit empty with only these tools in it, it has plenty of room for your little one to add his or her own toys to the box to carry around.
(Best first workbench — $$)
Why it’s great: Your tot will have a blast learning how to use all of the tools included. With so many different types they’ll be able to explore for hours. The drill is one of the best parts of this set because it makes noise and sounds like it’s actually working so your kiddo can use their imagination. As an added bonus, it’s super easy to set up which makes it nice when you don’t have a lot of spare time. It can be used as a toolkit or set up as a workbench for a more permanent play area with all your tot’s tools.
Keep in mind: The legs are a little flimsy so it’s best if the workbench is up against a wall or other hard surface to keep it sturdy.
Good for: 2 yrs – 4 yrs who are ready for their first workbench.
(Best battery power operated — $)
Why it’s great: This realistic and fun tool set comes to life in a big way! It’s battery powered and creates realistic sounds and movements. It comes complete with fake wood with holes for hammering, drilling, or screwing together, safety goggles, a wrench, screwdriver, hammer, drill bits, hammer and tape measure. Designed to help little minds to thrive with big imaginations, this toy set also helps to encourage hand-eye coordination as they play and pretend. Don’t forget! It comes with a high quality toy storage box to help the clean up process go quickly and to keep all the pieces neatly together.
Keep in mind: This toy tool set requires you to purchase 2 AA batteries for the drill.
(Ideal for younger toddlers — $)
Why it’s great: This is a perfect first toolset for your little one. The pieces are big enough that they won’t choke if they try to put them in their mouth and are lightweight and easy for tiny hands to grasp. The bright colors will help make it more fun to play with and the toolset can easily be taken with your kiddo when they’re headed out of the house. Each tool is made of plastic so they can’t get hurt. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing the set is safe for your tot and no assembly is required. All you have to do is introduce the tools to your kiddo and they’ll be on their way to playing in no time.
Keep in mind: The drill can be a little hard to use for smaller kids, especially when they’re learning to push down the button.
Good for: Tots 18 mo – 3 yrs old ready for their first toolset
(Top of the line workbench — $$$)
Why it’s great: This is a very nice toolset and a workbench that looks just like the one a grown-up might use. So, your kiddo will be able to play pretend and feel like they’re helping fix things around the house. Each tool makes realistic sounds which will help make it even more fun for your tot to play with. It will also help with their motor skills as they have fun. It’s pretty easy to put together for what it is. It’s actually quite tall and is great for older toddlers and preschool-aged kids.
Keep in mind: The noise on the tools can also be a bit loud so you may want to consider taking the batteries out if you’ll be on conference calls while your kiddo plays!
Good for: 4 – 5 yr old kiddos ready to use their imagination as they play
(Best toy chain saw — $$)
Why it’s great: This is a good option for tots who are ready for a toy that is different from the traditional toolset. They’ll be able to learn the safety features of using a real saw by putting on their mask and holding it the right way. It’s small and light so it’s great for little hands to grasp and carry around. It will also be fun for your kiddo to watch the chain rotate and hear it make a buzzing sound when they turn it on.
Keep in mind: The safety glasses tend to be a bit small for older kiddos.
Good for: 2 – 5 yr olds who are bored with their everyday toy tool set and ready for something new
FAQ’s About Toddler Toolsets
1. Are Toy Toolsets Safe for Toddlers?
Yes, if you’re buying a toolset specifically designed for toddlers they will be safe for your kiddo to use. Just keep in mind that some sets have really small pieces and should be kept away from babies so they don’t try and put any of the small pieces in their mouths.
2. Are Toy Toolsets Educational?
Actually, it may come as a surprise that they are. A toy toolset will teach your tot to play using their imagination. They’ll also learn hand-eye coordination while they try and use each tool and will practice helping out by fixing things. They’ll also have a lot of fun in the process.
3. What Toy Toolset Should I Get for My Toddler?
We’ve compiled this list to share our favorites. Luckily there are multiple options for every toddler, so you can decide which one will be best for your kiddo. You’ll need to decide if you’d prefer a workbench or a smaller toolkit they can carry around. Both are great but just depends on what you’re looking for.
Toddler toolsets are a great toy to get your kiddo. They will offer plenty of entertainment as your little one learns how to use all the tools and pretends to fix things around the house, just like the grownups in their life. The great part is all the toolset options included in our list are safe for tots, and will you give peace off mind knowing that. Regardless of which toolset you choose to get for your toddler, they are going to have so much fun with their new toy!
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