The toddler years are a stage where our children are learning all sorts of basics from the world around them. We get them toys to help them learn, by encouraging them to discover numbers, words, shapes, colors, etc, all with the hopes that they will be ready for real studying by the time they reach primary school. But with all this academic education, it can be easy to forget that toddlers have another lesson to learn: how to be a human! They have no idea what tools they will need to use in their day to day lives when they reach adulthood, or how to use them, so they spend all their childhood learning. And a huge part of this learning is pretend play: imitating the adults around them. But a lot of adult tools can be too big, dirty, or even dangerous for children to practice with. Fortunately, there are many pretend play toys just perfect for children aged 1-4 to start practicing with. These are the top 10 best ones for teaching basic life skills.