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On each playhouse’s page, you may have noticed we have listed the outside play space dimensions to better assist you during your decision on which playhouse to purchase. However, we have received questions surrounding the INSIDE play space dimensions of our playhouses. You asked, so we listened and decided to create a scale to reference when deciding which playhouse will be a perfect fit for your child!
This Wordless Wednesday, Step2 really is speechless. We hope you were as amazed by this creation as we were. 4tunate not only made this innovative Choo Choo Wagon & Trailers masterpiece but they also used this infamous Step2 ride-on for other holidays and events. Check out the following posts by 4Tunate:
If you have utilized a Step2 toy like these inventive parents did, send us the picture on Facebook!
Brush off the snow and bring the playhouses inside!
By Step2 on May 16th, 2012 | Posted in Hints and Tips
The kids are almost out of school, temperatures are rising all across the country, and outdoor toys are being brought back outside. This means one thing – Summer is almost here!
At Step2, safety is our number one priority; so we’ve devised some tips for getting your outdoor Step2 products ready for summer fun.
Wagons & Ride-Ons
Swings & Climbing Equipment
Sand & Water Products
Additional Outdoor Toys
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By Step2 on April 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Outdoor Toys
Remember how fun it was to climb trees as a kid, feeling like you were atop the world? Now as mothers, we cringe to even think about our kids at the top of that old oak tree in the back yard. Surely there’s a safe way to let our kids be adventurous and experience that same sense of exhilaration that we experienced.
Climber toys offer kids ages two and older a chance to explore without the danger of extreme heights and weak branches. These sturdy outdoor play area toys are made of durable plastic and are designed with stairs and slides and places to tunnel, among other features. Your child will get plenty of opportunity to be an outdoor explorer with a climber.
Celebrating Earth Day Everyday
Climber and slide toys are also a good way to make your child aware of the environment and to learn to enjoy spending time outdoors. With childhood obesity a growing problem in the United States, finding enjoyable ways to be active are important. As the climbers are designed in earth tones to resemble trees and shrubs, you can also use these toys as a segue to teaching your children about real live trees and how the many ways they help the environment.
Choosing the right toy is essential in determining if it will become a cherished item or if it will sit on a shelf and gather dust. The last thing you want to do is buy a toy that never gets any play. Age appropriate toys are toys that are specifically geared to the developmental stage of the child, corresponding in age and readiness. Children use their imagination and creativity best when they’re playing with an age appropriate toy, because it stimulates their interest and engages their specific developmental level.
There are many indoor toys available for all different ages. The easiest way to determine a child’s readiness for a toy is to refer to the guidelines on the packaging. You’ll often read, “For children ages 2 and up” or “For Ages 3+” on the toy’s package. There is some leeway here depending on the child’s development, but be careful not to choose toys too far above or below the package guidelines or you could be wasting money.
We’ve put together a few tips to help you determine if a toy is age appropriate for a child: