Thursday, May 23, 2013

Nut Wizard

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Summer is right around the corner and with it comes yard work. I used to think that yard work was rather dull. Now that I have a preschooler and a toddler I think it is a fabulous way to occupy young people.

In the right place there is all sorts of dirt digging, rock hauling, and weed picking that little tykes can do. And if they're lucky they might even score a ride in a wheel barrow or atop a tractor mower. For a preschool engineer the tools associated with yard work will probably be the best part of the job. And the coolest tool we have found so far is the Nut Wizard.

The Nut Wizard
The Nut Wizard occupied Mikey for hours and hours. He rolled over grass and sand, using it to pick up nuts, rocks, small toys, and anything else that he deemed suitable for backyard-nut-wizard-fun. The appeal seemed multifaceted. It was novel - he had never seen a "whisk" do that kind of work. It was maneuverable - it was light enough for a 2.5 year old to push and pull over all sorts of terrain. It was useful, mechanical, and simple - he could understand and appreciate the appeal of this tool.

For more, visit or watch the video embedded below.

The Nut Wizard is available through their website. If you're an Amazon junkie then you might be able to find it there, too, but you might be more likely to find the "Garden Weasel," which appears to be the same tool.

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