Most kids love to get their hands on repairing and building things. Even when they can’t really fix anything, they love imitating real craftsmen. That’s why we often see toy tool sets designed for kids. They’re meant to introduce craftsmanship but in a safer play environment.
If your kids love to play as little handymen, they’d appreciate the new addition to Sago Mini apps: Sago Mini Toolbox. It includes eight craftsman tools for kids, including measuring tape, handsaw, and wrench. Kids can enter a fun and imaginative gameplay in which they can even make their own toys.
15 Inspiring DIY Projects for Kids
Sago Mini Toolbox offers 15 fun construction projects to choose from. These include making a puppet show box for Jinja the Cat, putting together a laptop for Harvey the Dog, helping Jack the Rabbit create a robot for Fins the Fish, and assisting Hugbot the Robot to make his own ice cream machine.
The idea is that each project will give you the opportunity to learn about different tools and what they are used for. In the first project you will use a measuring tape, an electric drill, a hammer, and nails to build a bird house for Robin. Other projects will let you use a handsaw, a wrench, and an air pump, among others. Using a tool is as simple as tapping or dragging it to an area.
Each project can be completed in three activities. Once you have completed a project, tap on the next button to work on the next one. You can also swipe left/right on the home screen to browse all the available projects.
Parents Need to Know
Sago Mini Toolbox allows kids ages two and up to role-play as real handymen. They will learn about a variety of tools commonly used in the field, plus some other tools that can be found around the house such as scissors and needles. The app comes with both big and small projects, for example sewing your own kites and building your own see-saw. Perhaps, some of these projects can provide you with inspirations for your next parent-child activity.
Sago Mini Toolbox doesn’t require an Internet access to play, and works great in Airplane mode. It doesn’t include ads, in-app purchases, or social media links. It is available now for iPhone and iPad.
Things I Like
I really appreciate how easy it is to use the tools in this app. Even the scissors are easy to use; you can either pinch to move the scissors forward, or use one finger dragging it up and down. Both gestures work, and obviously younger kids would appreciate the one finger gesture support.
The projects in Sago Mini Toolbox really appeal to kids who love to play and act as little builders. There is a wide variety of projects that will surely spark interesting discussions. At the very least, kids will probably ask whether it’s actually feasible to make their own toys.
Sago Mini Toolbox is a great role-playing app for kids ages 2+ who love to build, tinker, and fix things around them. It has many tools and construction projects to choose from. It also exposes kids to a variety of materials from wood to cloth. If your kids love to build and take pride in making things, they’re going to love this app.
App was provided for our honest review.