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Why Buying Kids Garden Tools for Children

2016-06-09

As a matter of fact, there are so much fun that getting your children in the garden working side by side with you. To help them get the most out of their time in the garden, we need to take a look at some simple garden tools that are perfectly sized for these little hands.

Just as a pair of shoes has to fit your feet to perform well, the same is so when a child is using garden tools. Generally, it will be much easier to master a technique such as hoeing with a child-sized model, instead of a tool that is taller than the child is. So here are some gloves, trowels, wheelbarrows and more to get your kids learning to love working in the garden just like mom and dad.

If you are a gardener, you know the simple pleasure of being outside and spending time in the natural setting of your garden, either be it a vegetable garden or a flower garden. If you spend a lot of time in the garden, it soon becomes obvious that your children are naturally drawn to the experience as well. As they watch your labors, they naturally want to mimic what you are doing. Of course this usually involves walking down a row instead of the path, pulling up plants along with the weeds, and harvesting flowers and vegetables before they are quite ready. All these mistakes add up to gained knowledge of tending a garden and what a wonderful legacy to pass on to your children.

The first garden tools most kids might get are the simple plastic tools found in discount stores. While a plastic trowel or rake is fun for the kids, they will enjoy them in the sandbox or on the beach. When it comes to helping Mom and Dad or Grandpa in the real garden, the plastic tools are likely to come up short. They aren't sturdy enough and may frustrate the little ones.

A popular gift, then, is a simple children tool set. A typical set will come with a trowel, a little rake, and a miniature hoe. Usually, they come with a cloth carrier or toolbox. A great little addition is a watering can, which is almost always a hit, particularly in hot weather. Many of the child-sized watering cans are in the shape of an animal or in bright, attractive colors, so your child will be addicted to the gardening soon.

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