I confess that when it comes to using real tools with children, my first thoughts are always about the horrible things that could go wrong. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that for so many years I’ve been striving to keep my boys safe and away from dangerous situations.
“Arming” children with potentially harmful tools seems to go against the grain.
However, it’s all about perspective. The truth is children benefit enormously by using real tools and , with plenty of supervision, they can use tools safely.