A week of warm weather has shifted my thoughts to weekend barbecues and entertaining outside.

We discussed how much fun it is for wee ones to help with meal preparation and cooking, but putting them near an open flame is just plain dangerous. To see a solution,


So to make your small fry still feel part of the summer cookout, consider buying him his own toy grill.

There are a number of them on the market now, from authentic looking ones like the one from Land of Nod ($149) to the talking and bubble blowing versions shown below. Whichever one you choose, your mini barbecue master will be flipping burgers in no time.