Author Archives: Andy

Have a Happy Step2 Halloween?

Occasionally, Step2 fans send us pictures of our products in unique situations. This Halloween, we received just such a picture from Nancy in Rhode Island—and we just can’t resist sharing it with the world! Here’s what she had to say:

We call our KidAlert! by name, it’s “Michael”. So, when the kids are getting ready to play outside, I say, “Don’t forget to take Michael with you.” It has become an inside family joke that we have a third child.

This year, her 10yr old daughter dressed up as a KidAlert! for Halloween, and here’s the proof!

KidAlert for Halloween!

Step2 in the News: August Update!

Step2 has been showing up a lot in the press lately, and we’d love to share with you links to some of our favorite mentions from recent weeks. Notable among them was a video posted on Sagan’s Universe, seen here:

Step2 in the News: Santa in July

The Cleveland-based “Summer Santa” initiative is bringing holiday cheer to flood victims in Iowa in the middle of July. Step2 was pleased to aid this venture by providing transportation of donated toys to Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, and also joined in the giving with a donation of brand new Step2 and Infantino toys.

Read more about this toy donation at

Step2 Toys on the Web!

A few of our Step2 toys have recently been reviewed and approved on the internet, and we’d like to share what these people had to say. Check out the Toy Tips Report that gave our Sand & Water Cart an “A”, and also the Classy Mommy review that recommends our Fun Flow Play Sink.

Do you blog? Review the Step2 products you own on your blog and link them to our site! Then, let us know about it and you could be featured in a future “Step2 on the Web” update.

“The Gift of Imaginative Play”

What types of toys will you be buying this holiday season? Electronic toys? A play kitchen? Outdoor playhouses or climbers? Amid recent trends of toys being made with ever-increasing electronic stimulation and computerized activity, you might consider remembering the “good old days,” when children were in charge of directing their own play time.

At Step2, we’ve always been big fans of developing young and active imaginations with durable playhouses, toy kitchens, riding toys, and more. Designing Spaces, an educational TV program that plays across the United States, recently ran an episode that featured this beneficial style of play. Take a look—we’re sure you’ll be convinced that something wonderful happens when play time becomes about imaginations, family time, and social interaction!

Who uses your Step2 Toys?

Most people who buy a Step2 playhouse or outdoor toy imagine their toddlers and preschoolers from around the neighborhood enjoying play time in their new clubhouse. Some imagine their playhouse occupied by a pet dog or cat. At least one pictured a mountain lion living in her Clubhouse Climber!
Mountain lion in a Clubhouse Climber
Nancy from Nevada sent us this picture of her pet mountain lion enjoying a Step2 Clubhouse Climber. This big cat is 7 feet long and weighs about 175 pounds, but she loves to nap and play in her playhouse!