Prize: One winner will receive the Step2 Naturally Playful Woodland Climber (a $309.99 value).
The completion of the school year is inching closer and closer, the temperature is steadily rising, and children are wanting to release all of that pent up energy that has been driving you up the wall. This is where Step2 “steps in”, because they offer a wide variety of products for children that will foster their imagination, while providing endless hours of fun! From playhouses and play kitchens to wagons and outdoor toys, you can be well assured that your child will not be the least bit of bored during the summer.
The Naturally Playful® Woodland Climber ($309.99) is a fun and durable outdoor toy that features a faux rock wall, slide, ladder, and a play area underneath that can easily be filled with sand to heighten the fun. I had a family friend set it up, but I was pleasantly surprised that it took very little skill. He had it set up in no time at all! You will need screwdrivers to ensure that some of the pieces are secure, though.
Ideal for ages 2 and up, it is perfect for my active 6 year old since it keeps him busy. He enjoys it immensely, especially after a long day of school. I’ll eventually add a sandbox underneath, but my son likes to just use it as a little play area for the time being. It might not be long before my son outgrows it, so my daughter will eventually get to enjoy this climber as well when she is the right age.
The structural integrity of this climber is outstanding! I love that it requires very little space, yet manages to keep an active toddler busy and entertained for hours on end. You can even take it indoors when the weather is bad. Also, I love that it stands out, yet perfectly blends in any residential setting. This is due to the natural colors and realistic textures. The colors are warm and earthy with fun and vibrant colors delicately thrown in the mix such as tangerine, robin egg blue, and red.
• 27″(68.6 cm) high platform
• Chute-like slide and ladder with realistic wood grain
• Climbing foot holds which lead to 2nd floor on both sides
• Rotating steering wheel with four seasons design
• Bottom area can be filled with sand for added fun
• Maximum weight 240 lbs. (108.9 kg)
• Minimal adult assembly
• Intended for family and domestic use only
I wish I could bottle that energy,” I said, as my son climbed the ladder, slid on the slide, and rotated the steering wheel. In the end, I’m assured this is also promoting an active lifestyle for him by getting exercise into his daily routine while having outdoor fun.