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Sämtliche Bilder dürfen ausschließlich von Verlagen und Journalisten zu redaktionellen Zwecken im Rahmen der Berichterstattung über die Messe Stuttgart, ihre Tochtergesellschaften und deren Veranstaltungen, einschließlich Gastveranstaltungen und Kongressen, auf dem Gelände der Messe Stuttgart verwendet werden. Jede anderweitige Verwendung (für Werbezwecke) ist nur mit vorheriger schriftlicher Zustimmung der Messe Stuttgart zulässig (einzuholen unter presse(at) Eine Verfremdung oder sonstige Abänderung der Bilder ist unzulässig. Als Quelle ist anzugeben „Foto: Messe Stuttgart“.

Wir bitten um Übermittlung eines Belegexemplars bzw. eines Links zu einer Veröffentlichung an: Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, Messepiazza 1, 70629 Stuttgart, presse(at)

ToolKid Tools for Kids & ToolKid.Academy. A great way to teach engineering!




ToolKid tools are developed by Edge, a Dutch company, now ToolKid Holding BV.

EDGE means high-quality professional hand tools for children.


ToolKid came about through practical experience. The essential inspiration for

the project came from the fact that primary-school teachers had a great need for

tools that were both ergonomic and safe for use in the highly important area of

industrial arts instruction for young children. From the standpoint of child

development, it is of primary importance to stimulate children’s creativity

and motor functions, to teach them how to work with tools and to narrow the gap

between this level and possible subsequent vocational training.


By looking through the eyes of a child, we see the possible barriers keeping

them from ‘doing it themselves’ (DIY). ToolKid aims to remove all these

barriers by providing kids with easy, appealing and safe tools to help them DIY

on their own.




So what makes ToolKid different?


The ergonomic design, the weight and the size: these are tools especially geared

to children, that are easily manageable and in line with their physical and

motor development. ToolKid tools also are the only tools that meet the strict

European safety standard for toys (Toy Safety Directive2009/48/EC).




According to ToolKid technical education is imperative. As the world we live in

grows more complex in technology almost all products have become easily

accessible. Because of this easy access and the small cost, kids that are born

into this age completely lack feeling with how stuff is made. That is, if they

aren’t taught differently!


In developing ToolKid, thorough account was taken of everyday educational

reality, and simplifying the work of teachers and supervisors was an important

objective. If children are able to work independently and in safety, more

children can in good conscience be assigned to one supervisor, who is in turn

enabled to focus more of his attention on giving more content to lessons. With

ToolKid it is easy for a teacher to supervise a group of 10 – 15 children at

the same time using the tools whilst working on their project.


Because of numerous requests ToolKid now offers an additional educational

program, a makerspace for children and training for teachers. This program is

being introduced at Didacta 2017.




The ToolKid Club




Introducing our brand new makerspace: The ToolKid club. Resulting from the idea

to connect practical handwork to digital media, ToolKid aims to open the eyes of

a child to the makeability of the world around us.




“Our desire is to connect practical, technical education to a world of digital

media, to tear down the wall between the two. “




This online platform offers kids between 5-12 years old a safe place to learn,

create and share. The makerspace is highly secure and easy to use for them.

Building dreams has never been easier!




The ToolKid Club offers:


A new construction project every month

Monthly handouts for teachers and mentors that dive deeper into the theme of

the project, as well as give further instructions for assisting and tracking the

progress your students make.

8 instruction video’s to show you how to use the tools in the ToolKid


The Tips&Tricks Treasure Chest...this is the place to learn new skills and

nifty tricks, like how to make a mitre or a wood joint!

A chat feature for kids to ask the ToolKid team questions about their


A chat feature for sharing experiences with each other.

A feature to upload and share pictures of project results and self-invented





Our safe and easy tools and instructions for kids will give them a great base

for ‘DIY-ing’, but it is also up to the teacher or supervisor to actually

trust their students to work independently. Though it can be quite a step at

first, we want to encourage everyone working with kids to take this step of

trust and let the results speak for themselves! The joy and freedom this gives

students, will help them tremendously in their development and will build their

autonomy like nothing else.




The ToolKid Teachers Training




In addition to our removing barriers for kids to start discovering and trusting

in their own abilities, we have developed a training program to achieve a

similar goal for teachers: the ToolKid Teachers Training.




Why this training? In education and out-of-school care we’ve seen a rising

attention and need for technical education. Many teachers are in fact very open

to give this kind of education, but are no ‘handyman’ themselves or very

familiar with the subject. And we simply can’t give away something we

haven’t received ourselves first, can we?




That’s why by this training we want to help remove all barriers to start

teaching kids with confidence. In this program we offer you all the tools you

need, to learn both by doing and by teaching.




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