These toys help toddlers learn different skills as they build, clean, cook and garden with their own pint-sized versions of your common household items.
Bosch Toy Drill. This realistic-looking cordless power tool by Theo Klein lets junior help with dad or mom’s next home-improvement project. Ages 3-plus. $24.99.
Gourmet Kitchen Starter Set. Hape’s 13-piece wooden set has a pot, pan and plates to serve up imaginative play. Ages 3-5. $29.99.
Dyson DC14 Toy Vacuum. Let your “rug rat” pitch in with this replica by UK company Casdon Toys, complete with working suction action and sounds. Ages 3-8. $29.99.
Garden Cart and Wheelbarrow. Little Tikes’ set lets budding green thumbs tend to faux flowers. Bonus: Cart turns into a ‘barrow so they can really get their hands dirty. Ages 2-plus. $39.99.