Encourage your child to get creative and build some cool things with his very own toddler tool bench. I’m not just talking about any toy tool bench but the very best tool bench workshop for toddlers.
A toy tool bench can be a great way to encourage imaginative play in your young child as well as give them hours of fun creating and building just like a grown up. Both girls and boys love these benches that allow them to use all sorts of cool tools and have their very own tool workshop.
Playing with these tools helps young children grow fine motor skills as well as things like eye hand coordination. It also helps them get creative to come up with their own way of playing.
There are a variety of different toy tool benches for toddlers that you can choose from. Some of them are larger and more expensive than others but you should be able to find a good quality one within your budget.
Here are my recommendations for the best toddler tool workshops to choose from.
Step2 Deluxe Workshop
This is probably the ultimate toy workshop for toddlers. The Step2 Deluxe Toy Workshop has just about any type of tool or accessory your child needs to build and be creative.
The workshop comes with 50 different accessories including 17 realistic looking wood pieces made from Durafoam. The wood pieces come with directions for 4 projects that kids can build but can also be used for building other creative items that your child comes up with.
This set also comes with an electric drill (battery operated) with interchangeable drill bits and other tools including a hammer, wrench, screwdriver, and pliers. It also comes with screws and nuts that can be used on the table.
What makes this toy workshop stand out a bit more than some of the other ones includes the bins and drawers as well as jars that are used to store all the tools and accessories. There is plenty of room to even add on some other tools and accessories to go along with this workbench.
It even comes with it’s very own pretend shop vac on the side.
This is a larger sized toy workbench so keep that it mind that you will need the space available to fit it in your play area. That being said it’s a great toy for multiple children as there is plenty of room for sharing.
The recommended ages on this workshop are 3 to 7 years old, although if you read through the reviews there many 2 year olds who have no problem playing with the bench.
Little Tikes Tough Workshop
If you are looking for something on the smaller or inexpensive side or if you have a younger child, then the Little Tikes Tough Workshop may be a better option for you.
This tool workshop for toddlers sells for a lot less than the one above as you can usually buy it on sale for less than $40. It is also smaller in both width and height.
It does come with 11 fun accessories to go with the bench including play nails, wrench, hammer, and wood boards. The bench features a built-in saw as well as vice clamp.
The sliding doors under the bench open so you can store all the tools and accessories underneath with no problem as well as hang the tools from the pegs on the board.
This bench is recommended for ages 2 years and up but lots of buyers have remarked that their 1 year old has played with the bench with no problem. The pieces are larger in size than the other workshops but you still should be careful with younger children.
Although this may not be the absolute “best toddler toy workshop” it definitely is a great option for someone on a budget or for someone who has limited space available.
Melissa & Doug Wooden Workbench
If you are looking for something a bit different than just your normal “toy workshop” for your child, check out this cool realistic project workbench from Melissa & Doug.
This workbench is definitely for older toddlers ages 3 and older, but since it has real functioning tools most kids will end up using it for longer as it is also geared towards preschoolers and even 7-8 year olds.
The bench includes a functioning vise, tool rack, and 5 wooden tools including a hammer, wrench, and screwdriver so your child can put together real projects using the wooden construction pieces.
There are 55 wooden pieces that come with the set that comes with a project booklet with step by step instructions. You can make things such as a helicopter, dune buggy, race car, robot, and much more. The pieces can also be used to make anything your child can imagine instead of simply just sticking to the projects included.
The bench is solid pine so it is a quality material that will last many years. The edges are sanded and rounded so it’s safe and sturdy for younger kids as well.
This gives a bit of a different option instead of your basic toddler toy workshop but is still lots of fun for young hands to play with.
Black & Decker Junior Power Tool Workshop
This is another really cool toy tool bench for toddlers and preschoolers. The Black and Decker Junior Power Tool Workshop is perfect for anyone who may be looking for more realistic power tools that their little one would love to play with.
The set comes with 75 tools and accessories including a nice assortment of realistic sounding power tools.
The miter saw really spins so it looks like it is ready to cut while the drill press moves up and down so that it appears the child is actually drilling.
Kids even get a working flexible flashlight to play with in case they need to see in any tight spots to fix something.
With the power tools you also have your regular tools like a screwdriver, hammer, and wrench.
Along with the tools the workshop also comes with plenty of screws, nails, and nuts. It even comes with the pieces you need to make your own toolbox.
The workbench features bins for storage underneath as well as a pegboard to hold all the power tools. Like many of the other toy tool benches the top features a bunch of different holes so that toddlers can hammer and turn the screw right into the bench for some extra added fun.
This workshop is recommended for ages 3 years and up as there are some smaller pieces.
A toy tool bench workshop can be a great way to encourage your toddler’s imagination and creativity as well as get them developing their fine motor skills. All the hammering, twisting and turning as well as building can be very educational for young kids.
Best of all there are hours and hours of fun to be had with these toys for many years.