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.