Category Archives: Awards

Our toys win awards based on their durability, creative play value, and fun designs. Check out which toys have won awards such as Today’s Parents Top Pick and the Best Toy Award!

Step2 Outdoor Play Toys Awarded 2014 PAL Award

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It’s our goal to create products that inspire young minds and enrich imaginations. Step2 toys provide children with open-ended play allowing little ones to express themselves creatively, without limitations.

We’re honored to receive the 2014 PAL (Play Advances Language) Award from Play On Words for the Great Outdoors Playhouse and Alpine Ridge Climber and Slide. Toys that receive this award are known to spark creative play, which is essential for development.step2-wins-play-on-words-pal-award

The Great Outdoors Playhouse has unique features that both kiddos and parents love.

  • Working water pump with a paddle wheel and bucket
  • Spacious interior and high ceilings provide plenty of room for tots and preschoolers
  • Dutch door that opens and closes
  • Grill features click-and-turn knobs and accessories
  • Planting station and flower box with a drain hole can be used to plant flowers
  • Mail slot for sending and receiving play letters (not included)
  • Crawl-through entrance near the grill allows for an easy entrance and exit
  • Seven piece accessory set and rustic decals make it a home away from home

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The Alpine Ridge Climber and Slide is a one of a kind backyard jungle gym that provides your little ones with hours of active and imaginative play.

  • Walls have grips, holes and steps to assist little climbers
  • Five climbing walls all present a different challenge
  • Wide platform features a steering wheel and adjustable viewer for make believe adventures
  • Extra-long slide to make exiting this outdoor play set even more fun
  • Several crawl-through tunnels that are perfect for hide and seek!
  • Bottom step doubles as a seat, perfect for snack time or resting

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What do you think of these two outdoor play toys?  Check out additional Step2 products that have won the PAL Award in previous years.

Easy Turn Coupe Becomes a Spring Favorite

One of our favorite spring products, the Easy Turn Coupe was featured on NBC as a spring PAL (Play on Words) Award Winner. Creator of PAL, Sherry Artemenko, speech language pathologist, writer, and toy consultant recognizes toys for their quality, design, and  play value. Toys that receive the PAL award spark creative play within children, which is essential for their development.

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The Easy Turn Coupe has fun features which both Sherry and parents admire:

  • Gas cap, ignition key, and working horn for added fun
  • Removable floor board protects mom or dad’s feet when pushing
  • Molded in push handle in roof
  • Clear roof enables mom or dad to see their child when pushing
  • Easy maneuverability because of the front castor wheel
  • Cup holders for both parent and child

What do you think of the Easy Turn Coupe?

Award Winning Toys

Here at Step2, we pride ourselves in manufacturing quality toys that will receive recognition based on their durability, creative play value, and fun designs. Over the years, many of our great products have received numerous awards. When choosing a toy for your little one, it is important to find out which toys have won different awards.

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Some of the awards that you will find when searching through the quality products are:

Have you purchased any of the award winning toys from this list?