Saturday, December 1, 2012

For Small Hands Review and Giveaway!!!

For Small Hands

I am so excited about this review and giveaway! One of the things I am passionate about it my home is including my children in every aspect of life. I love letting my oldest son (19 months old as I write this) "help" me do laundry, dishes, sweep, mop, vacuum... Whatever it is I am doing he is often doing it right along with me. His favorite activity right now is helping my husband bring in firewood (on the rare occasion its actually cool here!) and will eagerly stand next to my husband holding small starter twigs and crinkled paper. The look of pride on his face is priceless. Something we often run into is that his hands are just too small or he is not strong enough to take part in certain things. That is why I am so excited about For Small Hands! This is a montessori inspired store that sells everything you could possibly think of to fit small hands. Some of my favorite things that I plan to purchase for my boys are their real leather work gloves, child size yard and garden tools, small weaved laundry basket and so many much more! All of their children's products are not just child sized but fully functional and real.

For Small Hands was generous enough to send me their small glass water pitcher and set of 6 small durable glass juice cups to try out for my son. I wasn't sure how this would go because though he has been drinking from a cup for a couple of months now we had not really given him a real glass cup during his meals yet. As soon as I opened the box he got excited. He kept putting the lid on the pitcher and pretending to drink from the glasses. So great was his excitement that I immediately went and sat him at the table, filled the pitcher and gave him a glass. I knew it wouldn't take him long to master but I was very surprised to see him easily poor himself a glass of water! He was so proud! He was beaming up at me as he expertly handled the little pitcher. It really is perfect for his little hands. The cups are fantastic as well, just the right size for him to handle without dropping. Of course with glass cups there is the risk of them breaking when dropped but I found these are quite durable. Oddly enough the only cup that has broke was my fault. I was impressed to find that when he knocked it off the chair and the dog rolled it across the tile there wasn't even a chip.


Along with the pitcher and glasses they have all sorts of kitchen and home care tools the perfect size for your little ones. Safe pizza cutter ($4.95), non-slip mixing bowls ($8), basic cooking utensils (most are $5), veggie cutters, small citrus juicers, trays, dish cloths, mops, compost buckets... Even a small spice grinder, wood nut craker and wheat mill! This is really my new favorite store. Can you tell?

Grain Mill
Picture Courtesy of For Small Hands
 We were also excited to get their real leather childrens toolbelt with accessories. It is an excellent quality, real leather tool belt, small hammer and small safety glasses. My son loves helping my husband fix things around the house. He will hold tools or nails for him or help daddy hold the drill. He was so happy when we showed him his little hammer! The belt was a perfect fit too and let me tell you, he really enjoyed wearing it! I had planned some "posed" pictures of my son wearing something cute and hammering something we gave him. Yep, that was my plan but then something real life happened. My husband put up or holiday lights and when I walked out to see them I was tickled to see my little munchkin with his tool belt and hammer in hand. Wearing only a diaper. He had a blast hammering the nails with my husband and you can see the pure joy on his face. He followed him all over working hard!


You might be wondering why your toddler needs real tools? Well, here are my thoughts.... My son could suddenly actively take part in a job with his daddy. He wasn't just holding a tool or helping hold the drill. It wasn't the same as a toy or a hammer that's too heavy for him. It was just his size and he could handle it with confidence. We don't leave the hammer down to play with whenever. This is a real tool and fully functional so it is pulled out when we actually have a project.

For Small Hands also has all the tools you need to build your child a size appropriate tool kit. Saws ($1.95-$4.95), small screw drivers ($2.50), hand crank drill ($17), real leather work gloves ($4.50) and more. All the perfect fit for them and all completely functional! I am impressed by the variety of items available for any activity. Not only that, but all of these things are selected with safety in mind. Of course some shouldn't be used without supervision and not all things are appropriate for all ages. If that isn't enough they also offer a variety of toys and books for different ages that are perfect for not only entertainment but mental stimulation as well. My eyes have been opened to the possibilities! Our children are capable of so much if we give them the tools they need in a size that works!
Young Builders Tool Set
Picture Courtesy of For Small Hands

BUY IT-  You can purchase these items and more from For Small Hands website, here.  If you order by the 12th of December, For Small Hands guarantees delivery before Christmas! They offer gift certificates and have a great sale section too!

WIN IT-  For Small Hands has kindly offered to give one reader either a Glass Water Pitcher and 6 Juice Glass set or a Tool Belt and Accessories set (winner gets to choose one)!!! This is up to a $31 value and just in time for the holidays!!!


Written By Happily Domestic Contributor: Brittney Thompson


Thank you to For Small Hands who provided the pitcher, glasses and tool accessory set free of charge for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own and no other compensation was received.
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26 comments:

Kai Shippee said...

Wow what an amazing company! I loved the hug a planet, so cute!

Homeschoolin Momma said...

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The small chopper and countless other products from the tool or kitchen sections. I LOVE this site. I will be now buying more Christmas gifts!

debijackson said...

recycled crafts book debbie jackson
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heybethbaker said...

I would really, really [really] like a grain mill!!

Jodie Wilson said...

There are so many to choose from. i think my 2-year-old would like the Interchangeable Vehicle among many other items on the site. What a great educational resource.

Jodie Wilson said...

There are so many to choose from. Maybe the Interchangeable Vehicle for my 2-year-old.

BethElderton said...

I love this! For a favorite, I'm going to just have to say--the kitchen and cleaning items. I love the banana and apple slicers.
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MeganYouHappyCrochet said...

I collect music boxes which my children love to listen to with me. I would love the acrylic music box for them to have their own.

CarrieAnn13 said...

Love so much, but I would love to have the Child-Size Garden Tools for Ages 3 to 5 - Set of 4 Ages 3-5

MrsScorziello said...

My kids wOuld love the gingerbread house cookie cutter kit!

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Kathleen said...

Too many choices!! I really like the real tools for little hands!

Kim said...

Love the twig building blocks

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mummytotwoboys said...

Visited and like Junior Ramp Racer Deluxe - Wooden ramp track with 8 race cars

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Kristin said...

The pitcher and the Citi Blocs are some of my favorites. There are so many great choices!

lola bruesch said...

i thinl the tool box and tools are great

Bridgett said...

My boys would live the roll and slice pizza cutter.

Bridgett said...

My boys would love the roll and slice pizza cutter. Could use this for so much more then just pizza

jakiesmom said...

i like the child size snow shovel
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wildcat32 said...

I like the Learning Tower.

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Terra H. said...

The Kids Campfire Book
Official Book of Campfire Fun
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Jill said...

I love the olivewood nutcracker.
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SolDucky said...

the window washing activity!

itsme said...

i like the kid size snow shovel...blah we will be needing that soon

bloomerbear said...

Child-Size Garden Tools for Ages 3 to 5
Set of 4 - ages 3-5

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thank you

Hannah said...

I love the mini chef hat and apron. So adorable!

Christine Jessamine said...

i love the Twig Building Blocks

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