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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?


Fall-Tastic Crafts with Leaves

A beautiful feature of autumn is the leaves falling to the ground. Naturally, children can play around in the piles of leaves. However, there are many other ways to utilize the leaves during the autumn months.

Foliage Friends: Help your children pick out a bunch of leaves from the yard. They can glue the leaves onto a piece of paper and draw different shapes to resemble animals or other creative images that appear in their minds.

Leaf Bracelets: Gather up some string and create a leaf bracelet. You can poke holes in the leaves to string them together!

Leaf Crown: Your children will be the kings and queens of fall with the leaf crowns. Again, poke holes in the leaves and string them together. Or you can even glue the leaves together and attach string to just the ends to create the leaf crown.

Leaf Drawings: Collect leaves from the yard and cut them in half. Glue the halves of the leaves that have been collected onto a piece of paper. Suggest to your kids to draw the other half of the leaves next to the original leaf.

There are endless amounts of crafts you and your kids can create with leaves. What activities have you done that involve leaves?