Summer is a time full of fun outdoor activities. I have pulled TJ out of daycare for the summer, so we need to keep busy. The weather lately has been fantastic which means we have been spending a lot of our time outside. TJ has been helping me with the garden and taking care of all the plants and flowers around our house. We have been loving blowing bubbles and playing on the Step2 swing and slide that we reviewed last year. Keeping a two year old busy is a full time job, and I was so very thankful to work with Step2 again. This time we received the Sand and Water Fun Farm, and it has been a life saver!
Step2 is a wonderful company who is the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys. The Step2 family also includes Thinkativity and Infantino (you can read some of my Infantino reviews here and here).
Building children’s imaginations is extremely difficult to do these days with video games and television playing such a large role in entertainment for our young ones. I can fully support a company that strives to enrich childhood by creating products that build imagination.
My son was very excited when he saw the Step2 box! My husband was a little skeptical (he also hates putting together toddler toys). I was amazed at how easy it was to assemble. I actually ran to the home store and it was put together and TJ was playing by the time I got back with the sand. I didn’t get pictures of the assembly, but my husband said it was a piece of cake!
The sand and water table comes with a lot of accessories that TJ loves! The farm includes farm figurines, tractor, two pull carts, shovel, barn, and funnel that can be used with sand and water. The funnel is a little difficult to turn, but as TJ found out wet sand works the best for it!
TJ has been obsessed with trains lately so he has loved the tractor and his “train”. He can put the carts together easily and he loves to make it go around the farm and cross the bridges. The barn is not fixed to the table so it can be taken off and moved around. TJ loves to have the tractor go through the barn. The barn does like to fall off the table a lot, but TJ has no difficulty putting it back on.
The animals are fun to put into the carts and go around the table. The Fish and Frog are also water squirts and they have been a blast to have in the heat that we have been having here. TJ’s cousins (ages 5 and 3) came over and they also had a blast playing with the table. I was impressed that my niece didn’t get bored, but she played with it for about a half an hour!
I do wish that it had a plug in the bottom of the water container. It would make it a lot easier to clean up and drain out the water. I also wish that it came with a cover. TJ literally uses this everyday so I hate having to put it in the garage every night. I solved this by getting a tarp and covering it every night, but it is an eyesore and the tarp is way to large for it.
Overall, the Step2 Sand and Water Fun Farm has been a welcome addition to our backyard. It has made our “Staycation” more enjoyable. I would highly recommend this sand and water table to any family with toddlers.
Check out Step2 on Lifetime Television this June!
Step2 will be featured in a special two-part episode of Designing Spaces’ Miracle Makeovers To Remember series. Step2’s donation to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital will help turn an ordinary children’s hospital playroom into a fun and loving environment.
The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital offers cancer treatments, brain surgeries, heart transplants and many other rigorous procedures for kids of all ages. At this hospital, no one is refused treatment and everyone is treated equally so it’s about time these children received a gift for their courage!
I hope you can tune in and watch this amazing transformation – it will air on Lifetime Television tonight or June 24th at 7:30 a.m. ET and PT.
You can purchase the Step2 Sand and Water Fun Farms at stores nationwide or on Step2.com for $59.99.
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