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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!

Toys Worth The Dough According to Parent’s Magazine

Holiday shopping can stressful and tedious. There are so many gift options to choose from!  It is nice to have some suggestions, especially from the trusted source of Parent’s Magazine. Parent’s Magazine is a helpful magazine to parents that features toys, arts, crafts, and healthy living.  Featured in the November issue of Parent’s Magazine was a Step2 toy and an Infantino toy. These toys made the “Toys Worth The Dough” list. “Toys Worth the Dough” is a holiday gift guide which features the most popular toys of 2012.

All Around Easel for Two:

Vertical writing easel makes developing proper writing skills fun!  The All Around Easel for Two has vertical writing surfaces that encourage development of proper writing skills and creativity too.  It features a chalk board on one side and a magnetized dry erase board on the other. In addition, it includes a clip to secure artwork, two removable and easy to clean storage bins and a 94 piece foam magnet letter & symbol kit!

 

Pop & Swap Gym:

The Pop & Swap Gym is a deluxe activity gym like no other. With customizable features and an interchangeable activity pod system, this toy is like a gazillion toys in one! It offers four different ways to play and allow you to pop, swap, mix and match for endless themes and fun.  The Pop & Swap Gym is a removable activity center allows for four different ways to play – Infant Gym, Sit & Play, Crib Activity and Tummy Time.  It is double-sided with interchangeable graphic cards. Also, it has 3 swappable Pop & Play™ Activity Pods and 3 plush toys encourage reaching & grabbing.

 

 

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Do you think the All Around Easel for Two and Pop & Swamp Gym are toys worth the dough?

Step2 nominated for 2012 People’s Play Awards

Time to Play has nominated the All Around Easel for Two and the Creative Cooks Kitchen for their 2012 People’s Play Awards. Time to Play travels the world discovering the newest toys, video games and entertainment products. Each year, Time to Play has the People’s Play Awards where consumers select the toys and games that their families are would enjoy receiving for the holidays. The Time to Play editorial team reviews and selects the nominees for each category. There are twenty product categories.

Both the All Around Easel for Two and Creative Cooks Kitchen came out fall 2012. In addition, the Creative Cooks Kitchen was already featured in a review at TimetoPlayMag.com. These products feature role play and creative play which is essential for a little one’s development.

Here are the awesome features of the All Around Easel for Two:

  • Vertical writing surfaces encourage development of proper writing skills and creativity too!
  • Features a chalk board on one side and a magnetized dry erase board on the other
  • Includes a clip to secure artwork, two removable and easy to clean storage bins and a 94 piece foam magnet letter & symbol kit

 

Check out the fantastic features of the Creative Cooks Kitchen:

  • The colorful backsplash, farmhouse sink and working shutters are a perfect backdrop for creative play!
  • Electronic Stove top, microwave and phone create a realistic experience
  • Kids feed their pets and empty the recycling bin, just like at home!
  • The large storage in the fridge and freezer along with cabinets and bins make for easy clean-up!
  • Several kids can play together in this spacious kitchen, cooking up their latest concoctions
  • Includes a 39 piece accessory set

Make sure to vote for the All Around Easel for Two and Creative Cooks Kitchen by clicking here.

What do you think of the All Around Easel for Two and Creative Cooks Kitchen?

 

Summer Favorite: Tropical Island Resort Recognized by Toy Insider

Tropical Island ResortThe Toy Insider has awarded Step2’s Tropical Island Resort as one of the “elite group of toys profiled in their 2012 Toy Insider Spring & Summer Hot Toys list.” The Toy Insider helps parents and gift givers make the best choices when it comes to purchasing toys for children. This is the first time there has been a list dedicated to the Summer & Spring toys although The Toy Insider is in its seventh year. The Tropical Island Resort and other toys featured on the list were reviewed by experts for creativity and quality, which is what Step2 thrives on.

The Tropical Island Resort provides children with hours of water fun. There is a diving board for toys (14 piece accessory set included), water wheel carousel, and a geyser to pump for water flow. In addition, it is designed to hold 40” Umbrella (sold separately) that can protect children from the harmful rays of the sun!

We are proud to have received this certificate from The Toy Insider:

Toy Insider Award Tropical Island

What do you think of the Tropical Island Resort?