Stanley® Jr. Building Kits
This line of wooden construction kits caught our eye because it's well, not flimsy! And kids actually assemble useable, quality objects, not just "clutter." Designed with the dual goals of bringing kids and parents together and teaching children basic carpentry skills, each kit includes all of the pieces, hardware, and step-by-step instructions needed to complete each project. Along the way, kids will build skills in assembling, gluing, hammering, sanding, and much more. Although the kits used to be leveled according to skill, they currently are organized based on the size of the project with many of those basic carpentry skills utilized in all projects. Although Dad's tools will suffice, the company also offers quality tools sized especially for a child's grip. If you've been looking for a manageable "Dad and Me" (or "Mom and Me") project, check these out!