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1. Naturally Playful Sand and Water
2. Naturally Playful Cottage
3. Naturally Playful Woodland Climber
4. Naturally Playful Sandbox
5. Naturally Playful Teeter Totter
6. Naturally Playful Outdoor Storage
7. Naturally Playful Big Folding

1. Naturally Playful Sand and Water Activity Center

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Asin: B0000WXGL8
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Step2
Sales Rank: 3641
Average Customer Review: 4.78 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (18)

Lots & Lots & lots of fun
We got this table for our son for his 2nd birthday and he loves it and I'm glad we did. It was a hit at his Birthday party!
After reading all the reviews for other sand and water tables, I said this ones is the best and i'm right!
as for educational value, I rated it 4 starts, because It taught my son how play along with others and to share.
For durabilty, I definately can say it holds well.
My Husband had no place to sit and sat on top of the table and it held him!!Please don't misunderstand I did yell at him to get off, but it did hold him.
I would recommend this table to anyone!!!

this item was purchased for my 3 and 6 yr old. i got rid of the traditional sandbox as it killed all the grass and most of the sand ended up in the yard. I liked this one for the umbrella and for the fact that it was at kid friendly height. not as sturdy and durable as most step 2 products but great for price. There are little holes on the legs that i filled with water prior to putting together to give it more stability. the kids love it so that means i love it too.

hours of fun
We bought this for my 2 1/2 year old son so he would have something to play with in the backyard! I read reviews on all the different sandboxes/sand and water tables and ended up picking this one! After hours and hours of playing with this table and seeing other tables and playgroups etc. I know I made the right choice! The umbrella is a wonderful idea too!

Up, up and away
We purchased this table for our 3 year old daughter and she loves it. It was a smash with all the kids at her birthday party, not so much with the parents of the sand coated kids. My main reason for wanting a table was to prevent killing the grass underneath as a traditional sandbox would. I chose this one because it has an umbrella (which is very stable and adjustable) and because it has a hard cover. The cover attaches very securely thus keeping additional water, bugs, worms, leaves and various other things out...including my daughter, which comes in handy. My daughter is very pleased with the sand/water combo, rather I should say, the sand "in" the water combo. :o) Having a sandbox at her waist level seems to be very convenient for her. She scoots back and forth most of the time but can sit on a little chair and play too. I intend to bring it into the basement in the winter and fill it with rice (uncooked of course) so she can enjoy it year round. The drawback is the legs. They are attached with screws that can easily tear out and are not enough to keep the legs stable. Ours have not torn because I am very watchful of the position of the legs and prop them back up whenever I see them go askew. Other than that, I would highly recommend this table.

We use just water in this and LOVE it!!!!
I purchased this table a bit over a week ago and we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! I have twin 2 1/2 year olds and they can't get enough of it. We are using is as a water table only so I drain the one side and then just tip it up to dump the other, no problem. I love the umbrella to reduce their sun exposure. The nice stone color is great too, it blends in with the house rather than the red/blue/green of other molded plastic toys.

A couple things other people had concerns about that I found helpful to know-

Don't cut the black cords holding the lid on, these are elastic and just pull off so you can put the lid on tightly between uses. The instructions are inside so some people have cut it.

Someone mentioned not being anywhere to store the umbrella?!? I just put in back into the table before I put the lid on like it was when I purchased it.

As for the legs not being sturdy I think some people have over loaded with sand (only holds 40 lbs) and the other thing is when you install the screws keep turning until the plastic on the legs doesn't buckle in but is pulling back tight against the table frame.

Enjoy, we sure love it! ... Read more

2. Naturally Playful Cottage

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Asin: B00005U8TF
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Step2
Sales Rank: 9691
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars uneven structure to put together
First of all I will never shop online at Our house was ordered by my mother for my son's birthday on september 21st. And we all hoped it would come by october 2nd, but we got it on october 15th. Needless to say how child was upset by waiting for it. When it came, at first, I was trying to put it together by myself, and I would be able to do it if the structure made properly and even. So I had to wait for my husband to put it together. We finaly did, but we needed to put some extra screws for that house to be safe to play with.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT PLAYHOUSE!!!
We bought this playhouse for our daughter and she LOVED it! So did the other kids that come over to play! It has a back escape hatch, a kitchen, and a little table set mounted on the outside along with a phone! When I take my daughter outside this is the first thing she goes to! Terrific Playhouse! We liked it over the rest and still do! No regrets!

5-0 out of 5 stars Preschool Use
I purchased the cottage last summer for my 17 preschoolers and put it together in about an hour with the help of a teenager. (I don't know how some of you did it in 10-15 minutes! It took that long or more to get it out of the huge box!) The children love it but I do not like the way the sink fills with water everytime it rains here in Seattle. (A design flaw). I have also had to chase a few children off the roof after they have climbed up on it by stepping onto the chairs and exterior table. (One bottom corner came unhitched under the weight of one tiny four year-old and can't be fixed unless we take the entire cottage apart.) We finally brought the pink plastic phone indoors as the children would drop it in the play yard or cottage sink and I'd have to go retrieve it and dry the phone out. (The phone rings, "talks," etc., and can't handle being wet.) I do love the natural colors and have purchased the small climber. I plan to purchase the picnic table next. Thank you Step2 for the more natural colors! I am soooo tired of looking at bright orange, red, blue and green plasic yard toys. The pastel colors from Little Tykes was a good step but this is even better.
Teacher Diane:)

5-0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!!!
I bought this for my son because it didn't look girlish. He LOVES it! It was pretty easy to put together if you read the directions (don't ask a man for help)! I plan on purchasing the picnic table and the climber to go with it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Buy!
We just purchased this playhouse for my 19 month old daughter. She absolutely loves playing in it. I love the fact that my daughter, myself and our 85 pound dog can all fit inside it and play. It was a breeze to put together and also looks great in the backyard. We also bought the picnic table that matches and she loves to sit at it to eat, colour etc. I highly recommend these products - money well spent! ... Read more

3. Naturally Playful Woodland Climber

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Asin: B00007A1S2
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Step2
Sales Rank: 10009
Average Customer Review: 4.74 out of 5 stars
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Please dont buy this !!
I bought this for my 2 year old son 4 months ago.There is no room under this for a sand box.It does have a nice sized slide. The frame of this is very sturdy but the company didn't put alot of attention in the platform.The platform bowed the first time my son got on it.He will climb the ladder go down the slide and he is done. It is big enough for 1 child 2 at most. I would not buy this again.

A good first all-around climber
I bought this for my daughter because it looked versatile. There's a good variety of features that should last for at least a couple of years. The slide was taller than the other climbers I looked at which was nice. Also the ladder opening and the slide don't like up, so that was a major point in it's favor. It's very sturdy, no matter how hard my daughter jumps up and down, it barely moves. It's also light enough that I have no problem pulling it around the yard by myself (I'm 5'O") to mow the lawn. She hasn't tried the rock climbing walls yet, but loves everything else. The only downside is that there's really not enough room underneath to do anything but store toys.

Smaller than I thought
I bought this for my 2 year old daughter 3 months ago. I wanted a climber with a sandbox under it and a good sized platform and slide. There is no room under this for a sand box.It does have a nice sized slide. The frame of this is very sturdy but the company didn't put alot of attention in the platform.The platform bowed the first time my daughter got on it.I do like the real wood look that this has. My daughter does not play on this much at all. She will climb the ladder go down the slide and she is done. It is big enough for 1 child 2 at most. I would not buy this again.

Great for even tall toddlers!
I just purchased this Climber last week, and my son just loves bouncing on it and turning the wheel. I did alot of research on different climbers because my son is VERY tall (38" and not yet 2 years old) and he has no problems with the stairs or the length of the slide (some slides are just too short for his long legs). I am sure he will use the rock climbing walls once he figures out what they are for. The space underneath is great for storing balls and trucks that are always left outside. The colors are neutral so they will go well with anything. I thought I would need my husbands help in putting it together, but I finished it in about 10 minutes. The instructions are pictures and no words, but it was very easy to assemble. Great product!!!!

Great compact climber
We don't have a large backyard, so this climber is perfect. The slide is steep enough to excite a variety of age ranges, and the climbing walls on either side will continue to challenge your children as they grow (my son just turned two and hasn't used this feature yet, he is still enjoying the ladder). The open area underneath is a fun place to store toys and hideout, and the steering wheel is always a hit. And it's attractive, which is a plus for mom and dad! If you don't have a ton of space, our just don't want a huge jungle gym, I would recommend this! ... Read more

4. Naturally Playful Sandbox

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Asin: B00005U8TE
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Step2
Sales Rank: 6010
Average Customer Review: 4.79 out of 5 stars
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Great sandbox
I love this sandbox. We had bought the turtle one a few years ago and for 1 child it was fine. Now we have another and the two of them together in the little box is a nightmare! So I bought this one (biggest one I could find) and I liked it immediately since it was no longer an eye sore from the street. It blends right in with the yard instead of being this huge green lump sticking out like a sore thumb. They both fit in this one & have room to move around so it has cut the fighting in half (well maybe more like 40%). It can hold more toys and is deep enough to bury every one of the Justice League. I highly recommend this to anyone that has more than 1 child.

Great buy! Plenty of room.
I recently bought this sandbox for my 3 year old daughter and she loves it. There is plenty of room for all her toys and she plays in it for hours. It is very durable, and leak proof. It stormed badly a few days ago and not one drop leaked through. I also love how it blends nicely next to the house, so it doesn't stick out like a red ladybug or green turtle would. There is room for about three toddlers to play in this sandbox, although she loves to take up all the room and build a sand city. I highly recommend this sandbox for anyone who has an older toddler who will not want to buy a bigger sandbox at a later date. It is worth the few extra dollars.

Best Sandbox in the World
My son got this for his 1st birthday this year and we just love it. Altough he still has no concept that the sand is to stay in the sandbox, he just loves it. It is really big and looks nice in the backyard. I am not fond of the turtle or ladybug sandbox in my backyard and this one is great. It also doubles has a flower planter when the sand days are gone. It is also nice that it comes with a lid to keep bugs and rain out. It is just one giant great sandbox. A+++++++++ Step2 for making a great looking sandbox!

Purchased recently for my home daycare
I just bought this sandbox a couple of weeks ago. There are kids ages 2-9 at my daycare and every single one of them love to play in this sandbox. I have 300 lbs of sand in it plus a ton of sand toys. The curved lid holds it all in and keeps the water and animals out. The older kids have even played hide and seek inside it, so there's lots of room under that lid!

I got this sandbox because it was the biggest plastic one I found. There is plenty of room for 3 or 4 2-4 yr olds to sit inside and play, but usually all of the kids sit around the outside. They don't like to get sand in their shoes!

Overall this is a great sandbox! And if it can withstand a daycare full of kids 'abusing' it, I'd say it's pretty tough!

My daughter loves to play in her sandbox!
My daughter is 21 months old. Her grandparents purchased her the matching playhouse along with this sandbox. The sandbox I had seen in the store and liked right away. It is very roomy. I did not like the idea of a "crab" in my backyard so this was very appealing. My daughter has so much fun playing in this sandbox. We purchased a few inexpensive sand toys for her and now she would spend hours playing outside if we let her. ... Read more

5. Naturally Playful Teeter Totter

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Asin: B000067R1S
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Step2
Sales Rank: 2387
Average Customer Review: 4.92 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars You won't regret this purchase!
We got this as an accessory to a Naturally Playful structure we purchased for the boys during Christmas '03. My two boys, (then 1 and 3) have enjoyed it for nearly a year now along with their friends. I expect it will continue to be a well-used and loved item over the next few years. It's lots of fun for one little person to sit in the middle ALONE and play HORSEY with it on their own, or even in between two friends who are teeter-tottering (as the photo shows). Well made, simple design, excellent price. You can't go wrong with this!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Outside Toy!!!
We just bought this for my daughter, who is 3 1/2, and in need of some new outside toys, because she is an only child, it is sometimes hard to buy the ones she wants. After reading all the reviews online, I knew this was the one. She can do it by herself of with friends, last night there were 3 other little girls over (ages 20 months, 2 years, 3 1/2 years and 5 years) All four actually loved it, the two smaller ones and the two older ones! GREAT TOY! I would buy agian!

5-0 out of 5 stars A good, solid toy
We received this free when we bought the playland climber, but I'd definitely spend the money on it if we had to. My daughter's loved it from the moment I pulled it from the box. She loves to sit in the center and rock herself. You can also have the child sit on one end and push the other easily. I also like the fact that no matter how hard she rocks, she hasn't tipped it over yet. A good solid toy, no matter how many kids you have.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun Right Out Of The Box!
Fun right out of the box! We bought this teeter totter for my son's second birthday. All we had to do was pop on the handles and it was ready to go. ( Nice feature when a kids are waiting to try it out.) My son (2yrs) and my daughter (6 yrs) immediately hopped on and were teeter tottering in no time. There was no fighting over who would try it first since it can accomodate up to three children (up to 40 lbs. ea.) If one of them did want to rock alone, they could by using the center seat. I did have to remind my daughter not to rock too fast or get off suddenly or her brother would go flying. But that's just a general rule for a teeter totter. I love the fact that it is done in earth tones and made to look like stone and wood. It's a nice addition to the backyard. I feel it was money well spent.

5-0 out of 5 stars CUTE CUTE CUTE
We bought our son the entire naturally playful collection for his 2nd birthday and this is the first thing we opened. He had never seen a teeter totter before but that didn't stop him. I didn't even get it all of the way out of the box before he was trying to get on it!!!. I love that it can hold 1, 2, or 3 kids and can still be played with. he loves it. He loves the whole collection as do we. I would recommend this for anyone with an active toddler like ours. ... Read more

6. Naturally Playful Outdoor Storage Bench

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Asin: B0000W3ZW8
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Step2
Sales Rank: 8884
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Great 2 in 1 bench
We just purchased this storage bench for our son's outside toys. It was very easy to put together. It is very sturdy and looks great. The storage area hopefully will be large enough to fit most of his toys before the winter comes again. I am just not sure how many toys it will fit. ... Read more

7. Naturally Playful Big Folding Slide

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Asin: B0000W3ZWI
Catlog: Toy
Manufacturer: Step2
Sales Rank: 11209
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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Just got this slide for our almost 2-yr-old boy. It's fun and we like the natural look to it. I wish there was a little more room on top so my son could sit down better. Also handles on the sides on top would be useful.

Not safe enough for my standards!
I just thought I would mention to those in the process of looking for a slide for their small/younger child that this one to us doesn't seem safe enough! A parent or guardian should ALWAYS watch over their younger ones, especially when playing with these types of toys, but this one especially. We did not buy this slide, but had an almost terrible accident at a certain toy store in which it was set up for children to try out. Our two year old daughter loves slides, and is scared of nothing. But this slide gave her a terrible freight, and she wouldn't even go near it after. She climbed up, and went to sit, to slide down, when her bottom slid off the upper seating area, and she fell back. Luckily into my arms, since I always stand near her, when she is attempting something with heights (like slides) and since this one stands at least four feet tall, she would have fallen straight back onto the stores hard concrete floor smashing her head and back. There doesn't seem to be enough of a landing for small children to move, hold onto, and slide their bottoms up onto while they move into the sliding postion. Parents, as well as ourselves immediatly told store personal of the all most horrible accident had I not been there to catch her as she fell back. And have now removed it from their display! This had never happened yet to our daughter on any other slide, nor at a park (in which we visit everyday) But with this one slide, it is deffinate that the seating area at the top, and the area to hold onto to get into postion are just not safe enough for a child's age range starting at 24months, and up. Especially with that height. No grass or softer landing would have made the fall less scary, or unhurtful for a child. We are just so damn lucky that I was there to catch her. So just a warning!

Your neighbors will thank you
You know the house; there's one on every street. You can't really describe what the house looks like because all your eyes are attracted to are these brightly colored, huge, ugly plastic things all over the yard. Now you can't blame the parents because they simply wanted to buy some outdoor activity toys for their child. But what an eye sore. Now in walks the Step 2 Naturally Playful line to the rescue!

This line of outdoor toys are natural looking (hence, the name) They are designed to look like wood and stone (but they are still plastic, so don't hope for any miacles)

This slide was simple to assemble. I needed only a Phillips screwdriver and 5 minutes. The steps are a little steep (but then again my son is only 19 months and the recommended age is 24 mo), but it feels fairly sturdy. But the best things about this slide is how it looks---completely unobtrusive. In fact, when my eyes sweep over my yard, I sometimes don't even see it.

So give in join the ranks. The kids will love it (it's better than watching tv), and you can be rest assured that your house won't be "one of those houses"! :) ... Read more

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