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Step2 Naturally Playful Sand & Water Center
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- Features two sides of play - one for water and one for sand
- Wood crafted styling blends well with natural landscapes
- Includes 8-piece accessory kit: umbrella, 2 bridges, 2 boats, 2 pots and 1 shovel
- Umbrella designed to provide your children protection from the sun
- Elastic tie-downs keep lid secure and legs are detachable for easy storage
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Old Review from May 2007:
First of all, we have had this toy for 3 years and it still looks like the first day it came out of the box (in the BLAZING Texas sun). Also, it has been moved around too many times to count and is still as strong as ever. It's durable. Plus, it really does keep water out and the cover stays put tightly even through the most violent and windy thunderstorms. The umbrella is awesome, although I did have to replace it once due to weathering. I soooooooo don't care. Read on...
I'm on my third child now and if there is one thing I'm sick of, it's the toy that's a one-trick pony. I'm really looking for more versatility in a toy. That said, let me tell you why we will keep this toy until the kids outgrow it even though we also have an 8x10 ft. sandbox in the back yard.Read more ›
Seriously though, we have a 1, 3, and 5 year old and all three enjoy this. I'd say that ~8 years might be the upper limit at which point kids might start to get bored...
UPDATE: I'd still stick with ~8 years as the upper limit, ours are now 3, 5, and 8 and it's clearly the younger two that enjoy this the most. We're not on about our 5th year with this....
I'd recommend not filling the sand side up all the way as the kids enjoy it just as much with only an inch or less of sand. Also you end up buying sand less often this way - it seems universal that they DO NOT want to keep the sand on the table.
Note that there is a water drain ONLY on the "wet" side so you may have to bail the "sand" side out when they start moving the water around.
It came with a few boats, bridges, etc. Naturally, Hot Wheels and other toys will end up here. Consider adding a few empty yogurt cups, plastic utensils, etc to the mix. It's amazing how much fun and unstructured play they can have with these.
The umbrella is a nice touch as our deck is very sunny. If you don't need it for this toy you can still use it elsewhere as it's basically a beach umbrella with a shorter stick. The original umbrella is in a matching color, though if you need a replacement it seems Dollar stores sell one that is identical except for color. UPDATE: We bought another umbrella at Harbor Freight - same style except it tilts for better sun protection.
My one complaint is that the top tends to collect water.Read more ›
My 16 month old daughter just LOVES this table. I put only water in it, on both sides. I knew I wanted to do that when I purchased it because I did not want mud and was looking for a water table. She plays on both sides equally. It comes with two boats and two gardening pots, but I added beach toys, a mechanical fish, a watering pot and I am going to add measuring cups.
I love the umbrella! This is an excellent feature of this product. One reviewer complained that it didn't keep out the sun, but I found it did a great job. Of course, it depends on the time of day. I was able to lower the umbrella so low that my little girl was completely covered the first time she played with it. The second time the sun was at a different angle, but I had put sunscreen on her and the only part of her that was in the sun was her legs. No sunburn at all.
This toy can definitely be used for educational play. There are so many water toys out there you can use with the table to teach measurement and basic physics ideas.
As several reviewers have noted, the table can leak at the legs. We have found a couple leaks, but they are so slow, there is no reason to worry about them. The leaks are minimal and haven't interfered with the play of the table because there is enough water for the entire time of play.
Update: My daughter is now 2 and still enjoying this table. It has held together--this thing is durable! Only the cover has faded a bit, but that's not an issue as the play is inside the table. I still am so glad we purchased this table.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Our son got this as a gift from his grandparents for his first birthday 2.5 years ago. It has held up nice. Read morePublished 2 days ago by RS
Bought this almost 2 years ago now, and my kids (now 6 and 4) still LOVE it! We've had a variety of mediums in it - water, sand, gravel, or nothing at all and it's still a hit. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Larky'sMomma
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my 3 1/2 year old son who has autism. What should have taken 15 minutes to build took about an hour and a half because the holes for the... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
We got this for my three year old son for Christmas and he LOVES it. We haven't used it with the umbrella yet. It does leak-- and that's what's holding back the last star. Read morePublished 11 days ago by C. Wheeler
Exactly what I expected. One stopper leaked, so my husband repaired it, rather than return it.Published 11 days ago by Shanon Maple
It doesn't have any parts that a toddler can manage to break easily...at least not yet. could use a supporter beam in the middle as it bows when filled with water. no leaks. Read morePublished 19 days ago by JT
Awesome toy. Comes as described. But the water portion leaks. All the water leaks out within 15 mins. Had to rig it to stop the leaking.Published 22 days ago by Candace Nettles
The item that I received was not the item pictured. It was a less expensive sand table only.Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer