There are wonderful toys in the market that are fun and also functional in a way that allows children to do something real with them. For instance, Casdon is selling Dyson toy vacuums that work, products for children to play with while actually vacuuming the house. What a wonderful idea for kids and parents as well! While one parent is cleaning the house, the child is playing and helping at the same time.
Children love to do things like adults do. Some companies, aware of this fact are selling tools that are ergonomically adapted to children but are as good as the adult version. For example, the company Corvus has several products such as a Carpenter's Hammer or an Adjustable Spanner. PLAYmake is a line of fully operational wood-crafting workshop machines developed for the youngest, among its products they highlight that they offer the only child-friendly jigsaw in the world. Haba also has real functional tools in its line Terra Kids.