Do Kids Need Special Tools In The Kitchen?

Reader Survey

I spent many hours of my youth, side by side, with my parents in the kitchen. I didn't have anything made specifically for kids and have a few scars to prove it, but I also have a working knowledge of everything a kitchen has to offer. Am I a dying breed or should children be using something a little more their size and speed until they turn pro?

Admittedly I am from the generation where kids played outside until after dark, got dirty, drank from the hose, and didn't know anything about the dangers of BPA.

These new kitchen tools from Josefine Bentzen (as seen in their entirety over at DesignBoom) look pretty and might entice children to kick it up a notch and help their parents in the kitchen. They might also lack the implied responsibility that normal tools do and feel a bit too playtime for others. Where do you sit on the issue?

Are you all for real tools or do you feel safer having your kids use tools designed with them in mind? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

(Image: Design Boom)