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Garden Tools for Kids

Essential Gardening Tool Set

Garden Tool Set
Garden Tool Set

Just as it is with most hobbies, the selection of proper gardening tools are very important to a successful outcome. This is especially true in gardening. Digging, raking, pruning, watering, and numerous other tasks are much easier, provided you have the right tools for the job.

First, and foremost, get a good pair of gardening gloves. I learned the hard way, the importance of gloves. Working at home around landscape timbers I jammed a long splinter into my finger, dirt and all. Bacteria in the soil caused a nasty infection, which took a long time to clear up.

Protecting the hands is especially important here in the desert with all of our barbed and thorny plants. A thick pair of leather gloves may be hot in the summer but their the only ones that will prevent thorns from penetrating through to your hands. Quality gloves aren’t cheap, but the protection they provide is well work the expense. And for pruning jobs, a pair of safety goggles is a must for protecting the eyes from dangerous thorns projecting from stems and branches.

When considering gardening tools, compare their design, the materials they are made from, and the way they are built. All these factors affect their ease of use and how well they last. For instance, fiberglass handles are stronger than wood. This may be important if you put a lot of strain on the tool. Garden Shovel, rakes, and hoes are also stronger if the working end of the tool is riveted onto the handle.

When choosing shovels, make sure that the garden shovel is designed for the use intended. Round-point shovels are best for digging. Flat-point shovels are best for cutting and scooping. Narrow shovels are best for trenching. And scoop-type shovels are best for moving large amounts of mulch and manure. A spade shovel and long handled shovel is also very helpful for gardening. If you have only one shovel, make it one with a round-point and long hand. You can dig, cut, and move smaller amounts of soil, stone and mulch with this type. The long handled shovel is easier on the back when it comes to digging. Some shovels even have a handle end, making them easier to hold. So, make sure to to include the specific shovels in your gardening tool set.

Hand pruners and garden loppers also come in many forms. Always select a bypass type of pruning tool. These have a scissors cutting action that cleanly cuts without damaging plant tissue, providing the blade is kept sharp. Do not use anvil-type pruners. Long handled pruners act by pushing the cutting blade against a flat anvil-like surface. In the process, plant tissue is crushed, rather than cleanly cut and healing is difficult. There are also ratchet pruners, pruning scissors, pruning saw, pruning shears and specific tree pruning tools which can be very helpful for gardeners.

Gardeners should possess a long handled pruners, long handled loppers, and a folding hand saw. The garden pruners can be used to cut stems up to one-quarter inch in diameter. Long handled loppers, or long handled pruners, are used on branches up to one-half inch in diameter. And a folding hand saw will effectively cut larger limbs. Bow saws are not recommended. Their blades have a tendency to twist and turn, making precision cutting difficult.

Raking gravel and things out of gravel is a major chore here in the desert. A good quality rake can make the job much easier. I like the adjustable rakes. These have a lever on the handle that can be released to allow the tines to slide up or down. In so doing, the distance between the tines can be varied from close to far apart. You can adjust the tine spacing to accommodate the job your doing. Thin but strong, rounded tines are also much more durable than the older flat metal tine type rakes.

Because gardening is considered one of the most popular hobbies, new products are always being offered. But many tried and true tools are still the best for gardening activities. Before you make your selection, find the gardening tool set that works best for the job at hand. Compare like tools for quality, durability and ease of use. Finally, get out there and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of gardening.

The Best Garden Tool Set

Water Features for Gardens

The cooling images of reflecting pools, and refreshing sounds of splashing water provide special appeal when used in desert gardens. Even small water features for gardens, such as barrel water gardens, can provide much needed psychological relief from our intense summer heat.

For gardeners, their’s something a little to sterile about plain fountains and pools. But add plants, and a water feature becomes a new and interesting form of gardening. Add fish, and a water garden becomes a miniature biological ecosystem.

Water gardens have become increasingly popular over the past decade, so much so that supplies and plants are now widely available. Many local garden centers, fountain shops and home supply stores stock pumps, liners, and the more common water plants. Their are also an abundance of mail order sources for water garden supplies, many with Internet sites.

The easiest way to create a water garden is to make one from a lined wooden half barrel, or a lined in-ground pool. Advances made in pool construction materials make it both inexpensive and easy for the gardener to install a water garden pool. Today, most pool liners are constructed of polyethylene, PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or butyl rubber. These flexible liners can be used to create almost any pond shape.

Chelsea Physic Garden
Chelsea Physic Garden

Wooden ABC Blocks for Kids

There are very few toys that manage to stand the test of time but wooden ABC blocks are definitely one of them.

In fact, alphabet blocks date back to the early 1700s when the first wooden blocks were crafted. Back then they were used as a teaching tool to help children learn to read and spell in an enjoyable, hands on way. Little did they know then, that centuries later, wooden alphabet blocks would still be at the forefront of childhood education.

But it isn’t all about reading and spelling. Alphabet blocks also encourage creativity and help develop fine motor skills as children experiment with abc building blocks structures. They have proven to be so successful as a teaching tool that they are now commonplace in schools and homes.

Wooden Alphabet Block Set

The great thing about wooden alphabet blocks is that, unlike many modern day toys, you don’t need a college degree to use them. Parents and grandparents are all too familiar with the colorful cubes that they also used to play with as children and have no problem joining in building games with their little ones.

In this way abc building blocks provide a much needed link between generations that might not otherwise be there. This interaction helps to bring families together while at the same time helping to build social and co-operative skills.

Wooden ABC Blocks with Wagon

As good as wooden blocks are, there are usually a lot of them in a set so packing them up can be a hassle for parents and carers. That’s where a wagon comes in handy.

These sets of blocks all come with a wagon (or cart) to keep them neat and tidy at the end of the day. Of course the wagon has benefits other than just a storage device. It is the perfect base from which to begin a abc building blocks structure, it encourages early movers to get mobile by dragging the wagon and its contents behind them. It can also be useful in teaching children to pack toys away neatly after they have finished using them. Well, that last one might just be wishful thinking!

Classic Embossed Wooden Blocks

Uncle Goose ABC Blocks:

uncle goose abc blocks
Wooden ABC Blocks

This set of Uncle Goose ABC blocks is one of if not the best selling alphabet block sets on the market. Each block has four letters, one number or match symbol and one animal picture on each of its 6 sides. Two of the letters are embossed giving the child a tactile experience as well as visual.

There are 27 blocks in this set and cubes are a generous 44mm cubed. Uncle Goose ABC blocks is a great quality set and judging by the tons of reviews I read, you won’t be disappointed.

Watch the video below for a close up inspection.

Uncle Goose Wooden Block Sets

Uncle Goose ABC Blocks have really set the standard with wooden ABC blocks for kids. In addition to the classic alphabet blocks, you can also get a set featuring lower case letters which only makes sense when you think about it!

If you want your little ones to learn about insects there is a bug alphabet set and for the visually impaired, there is even a braille set. And for those that speak languages other than English, Uncle Goose make wooden alphabet sets in all of the major languages from around the globe.

Interactive Wooden Block Wagon

Winnie the Pooh ABC Singing WOOD WAGON

Fisher-Price toys rarely disappoint and this wooden block wagon is no exception. Not only does it contain blocks with letters and pictures on every side but it also talks and sings! Push on the Pooh figure on the wagon and he asks questions which encourage the child to interact in response. Press on the blocks next to Pooh and he sings the ABC song. This is a great educational toy that the kids will love.

Winnie the Pooh ABC Singing WOOD WAGON
Winnie the Pooh ABC Singing WOOD WAGON

Melissa & Doug Wooden Alphabet Blocks

Melissa and Doug are well known for creating quality children’s toys so it comes as no surprise that they would have a number of wooden alphabet sets in their range.

The Deluxe 50 piece set of melissa and doug abc blocks is a top seller because it contains a huge fifty blocks, more than almost any other set available. Be aware though, that the quantity comes at the expense of size. These blocks are just one inch square which is considerably smaller than most wooden blocks sold and may be too small for very young children.

Wooden Activity Center

Alex My Busy Town Activity Center

Wooden ABC BlocksThis huge wooden block is recommended for ages one and up and has five sides of activities (including an alphabet wall) to keep little ones engaged and stimulated.

Each activity is designed to encourage hands on play with both visual and tactile interaction.

This toy would be ideal for grandparents to have on standby for when the grandchildren arrive. There are plenty of activities to keep the little ones occupied and when they leave it is quick and easy to pack away for next time.

It’s probably better to see this toy in action so why not click the video link below and take it for a test drive!

Garden Tools for Kids

If you want to give a birthday gift for your kids, then you may give them garden tools for kids. It is because besides you give them joyful in their birthday, you can make them to be more creative too. Those garden tolls are similar with the real ones, but the garden tools for kids are made of safe materials. Hence, you do not have to worry about that. There are a lot of products of kids’ garden tools that you may choose. One of them is Toysmith Kid’s Big Tool Set # 2299.

Gardening Tools for Kids That Almost Like The Real One

The Toysmith Kid’s Big Tool Set #2299 is one of so many kids’ garden tools that exist in the world. It has 8 x 1 x 29 inches with 3.8 pounds of product dimension, while for its shipping product, it only has 3.8 pounds. Of course, it fits with your kids. As you know, kids like something challenging. Even most of them like toys that are almost like the real one. For the garden tools for kids of Toysmith Kid’s Big Tool Set # 2299, you will get the set tools include garden rake, spade, hoe, and leaf rake. They are like the real one and able to use for gardening too.

Why Exactly Safe for Gardening?

The tools of Toysmith Kid’s Big Tool Set # 2299 have 27.5″ long handles that are so great for outdoor play. As it has been mentioned above, these garden tools are so safe because they are made of safe material. Those garden tools for kids are made of safe plastic for making so many toys. In addition, the plastic that is used is the best quality of plastic that is strong and able to endure for a long time. Even it can help the kids to dig the land very well as the real one.

Benefit Of Playing The Gardening Tools For Kids With The Kids

The existence of these garden tools for kids can help you to get closer with your kids. In addition, you can teach your kids to do some outdoor activities. Of course, the outdoor activities are so useful and important for kids’ growth. You may spend your time with them in the garden. Even when you are gardening, then you can persuade them to do the same thing as you. Certainly, they will be very happy when they have to help their parents with their tools. It can be said as a great way to teach your kids to gardening. In addition, to set the Toysmith Kid’s Big Tool Set # 2299 is so easy to do.

Gardening Tools For Kids

Garden Tools for Kids
Garden Tools for Kids


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Garden Tools Are Affordable

By giving a simple thing like kids garden tools to your kids, you can give so many advantages for them and for you too. Besides that, these garden tools are affordable. You only have to spend $20.00. Toysmith Kid’s Big Tool Set # 2299 is not the only one of kids’ garden tools. If you think that they are so small for your kids, then you can buy the bigger one. In addition, if you think that they are not complete for gardening, then you can buy other garden tools for kids.

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