Oh, oh, oh!
And I'm Possum.
Oh, hello, everyone!
Oh, I really do love my tree.
It's such a good tree.
Do you remember when I was swinging on the door?
That was naughty of me, and I broke it.
Oh, naughty me, but that's ok, though, because Amanda came and used her hammer and she fixed it for me.
Let's see what Sally's doing in the garden.
What are you doing Sally?
I've got this plant in that pot.
It's growing too close to the fence, so I need to move it away so the tree can grow better.
Oh, that's alright.
I can do it Sally.
Oh, no, no, no!
No, Possum, it's really quite heavy and you're not bending over properly.
You might hurt your back if you're not careful.
You need a tool of some sort.
Oh, I know, I'll get the cultivator.
I can drag it across using that.
The cultivator is good for cultivating dirt.
You can't move a pot with it.
It's the wrong tool for the job.
We need something to lever it with.
Oh, I know!
Watch this Sally.
Oh, that's great.
The shovel was definitely the right tool for the job.
Oh, look at all these leaves around the place.
I need to gather them together.
I'll do it Sally.
Oh, no, no, no.
That is the wrong tool for the job.
You don't want to use the shovel but you said it was the right tool.
No, I meant it was the right tool to drag the pot plant over.
It's not the right tool for cleaning up leaves.
The right tool would be a rake.
There we are.
Oh, Skip's here.
What are you up to?
Well, we've been learning about different tools and what they're used for.
We've just finished using the shovel to lift and slide this very heavy flower pot.
Now we're using the rake to rake up all the leaves.
Oh, it's always good to pick the right tool for the job.
Like using that shovel.
It's not only used for digging.
You can use it as a lever and help things slide.
At home, I have many tools for all sorts of different jobs.
When I have a job to do, then I can pick the right tool.
Skip, can I come and have a look?
Oh, hang on Possum.
I know Skip is very busy.
Oh, you're right.
I am busy, but for you two, never!
Oh, Sally, look!
I remember this!
Look, I have more tools over there.
Oh, look at this.
Oh, it's great Sally!
Look, there's another room!
Look! Look at all this stuff!
Oh, come out here.
Oh, there are there more tools up there, Skip?
There are no tools upstairs.
That's actually my home and right at the very top is my crow's nest.
Well, a crow's nest is something that's found on a boat.
I've made one for myself, so I can look all around.
I can see the ocean and smell the breeze.
Oh, and I can see your tree too.
Oh, you can?
Oh, that's great!
Can I go up and have a look Skip?
Oh, not right now.
One day soon, though.
I've just finished painting up there and it's a bit wet still.
That is a lathe.
I'm making a new leg for a lady around the corner.
A leg for a lady?
Not a leg that you walk on.
A table leg.
Oh, Skip, you've just got so many tools.
Yes, I do have a lot of tools.
I inherited a lot from my father and then, as I worked on boats, travelling around the world, I collected a lot more.
If there's ever a job I need to do, I can select just the right tool for the job instead of taking them all.
Oh, this is a pinch bar.
If two things are stuck together, then you can use the pinch bar to pull them apart.
Like this, see?
Does that remind you of something Possum?
Do you remember?
In the garden with the shovel, I put it under the pot plant.
That's right, but it's not just for levering things.
If you have a nail – hang on, I'll show you.
This is the nail.
Now, I'm not going to use this end, but this end, see?
Oh, that was great!
I'd love to learn more about different types of tools.
Well, we could make a chart to show what each tool does.
I could get a bunch of tools for us to compare.
Sally, do you remember when we made a chart and compared all different types of balls?
That would be great fun.
Why don't I go and get the easel?
Can you help me, please?
Great and I'll get everything ready, OK?
Come on Sally!
I've got this chart ready to show us the different ways that we can use tools.
I've picked three categories to begin with.
The categories are hitting – so things that hit other objects.
Tools that cut objects.
Yep, and tools that will turn or rotate things.
That's a great chart Sally.
Are you ready now to start Possum?
Oh, I know what that's for.
This one's for hitting.
Oh, I know this one.
What's this one for?
I'll show you.
So that goes in there.
That's for turning.
What do you think?
Yeah, I know.
Oh, I know.
It's just like Amanda's saw!
Well, that's sharp.
It's a chisel, and if you get the hammer…
So you chisel it.
Oh, and this one, hitting.
Oh, it's a bit different, though, isn't it?
Turn it around.
It's for rocks.
You can hit rocks with it.
Oh, I love learning about all different types of tools.
Why don't we watch some children learning about different tools and different ways to use them?
We might learn something too!
When making clay, I use different tools for cutting, carving, and peeling.
That was great!
Those children had so much fun learning how to use different tools.
Yeah, it was great.
The most important thing is that they enjoyed themselves.
Oh, Skip, I love your shed.
You've got so many different tools!
Look at them all.
Oh, I just love it.
Well Possum, I think it's time for us to go now and rake up all those leaves.
Skip, do you want to come?
I must finish lathing that leg for the lady around the corner.
Come on Sally.
You've worked very hard, raking up all the leaves.
What happened to the bike?
Oh, don't worry Sally.
I have the right tool for the job.
Well, did you enjoy your time with Skip today and learning lots about the different tools he has?
I did love seeing his tool collection.
Oh, I really enjoyed myself.
Well, our time is up.
Thanks for watching.
See you next time.
Sally, come on!
A spade is very useful for digging in Sally's garden but not for every job. Skip and Sally help Possum find out about other tools. What tool should Possum use to get Sally's bike standing up again?