T4Kids

Welcome to 'Tinkering for Kids'. We are a company dedicated to the tools, resources and work wear to enable younger children to have a learning experience by tinkering. To support staff to offer a rich learning experience, we also support them with Tinkering Training Tips via online training through our website and YouTube videos. 

What is tinkering?

Tinkering is about making things or fixing thinks with basic tools. It is a hands-on practical activity, that Early Years children just love. Why do children love it? Because they're using real tools - not toys - real tools. They're being trusted to follow instructions, work safely and make fun things! 

We have researched and "tried and tested" all sizes and shapes of tools to find ones just right for Early Years hands. Important safety messages for these woodworking activities can be re-enforced with bright work-wear and safety glasses, which all help to set safe boundaries around this supervised activity. Our sets are ideal for 'pack away' organisations, as our unique T4Kids Clamp Board makes woodworking a table-top activity for the first time. No need for large expensive work benches! 

We have packaged everything you need into Starter Sets and have included 'How to' user guides with all the tools, which include safety tips, conversation starters and key activity words, to help staff talk about the products and activities. To help settings introduce the activities safely, each set comes with a Safety Matters document, giving common sense suggestions on how to manage the activities in an Early Years setting. 

Have a look at the video of 2 of our Nursery children using our hammers during a T4Kids Woodwork session within the Nursery:


Below is a video of the Manager at Natural Choice Nurseries – Charfield using the T4Kids Classroom and Hammering Kit with 2 children within their Nursery care:

 


 You can follow T4Kids on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the links below, on these sites you will be able to see other settings who are already using the T4Kids sets, and read the fantastic reactions we are receiving.

 All of our products and kits we offer can be found on www.t4kids.co.uk.