By Schylling

Reviewed for Preschool, 2009

My Little Helper Toolbox

Preschoolers tend to be fix-it fans by nature, and most love to take things apart and put them back together. All that practice is good for fine motor skills, which strengthen hands for writing. This little toolkit in its retro metal box gives preschoolers the chance to lug their own set of tools around, just like mom and dad. When a screw needs tightening or a nail needs hammering, your child can squat beside you and go at it. Kit comes with six small rubber tools—two with wood handles. (Schylling, $6.49)