Everyone likes to get the kids outside to play, but it is sometimes be a bit difficult to come up with fun outdoor activities. However, there are some well-known alternatives, one of which is a sandbox. The problem with this is that most people don’t have room for a huge sandbox in their backyards. Luckily, sand and water tables were created and are designed to fit in even the smallest of yards! While there are many of these tables on the market from which to choose, this is a review of the Step2 Naturally Playful Sand & Water Center.
Step2 Naturally Playful Sand & Water Center Review
Key Features Of Step2 Naturally Playful Sand & Water Center
- There’s a sand side and a water side, which means kids will have plenty to keep them busy
- Table holds up to 20 pounds of sand (not included)
- Includes lots of extras, like an umbrella (to keep the sun off the kids while they play), 2 plastic boats, 2 bridges, 2 small buckets and 1 shovel
- Elastic ties hold the lid down so it won’t blow away in a storm
- A drain plug on the bottom of the table makes it incredibly easy to drain the water so that the table can be cleaned.
- Suitable for kids between the ages of 24 months to 8 years (or longer!)
- Incredibly easy to put together – it’ll take you longer to fill it with water than it will to put the table together.
Is this Sand & Water Center Worth Buying?
What makes the Step2 Naturally Playful Sand & Water Center especially exciting for kids is that it is divided into two halves, so kids can play with the sand, the water, or both! Whereas one would keep kids sufficiently entertained, with both options available, kids may play with this table for hours! Parents will like that there’s no need to buy additional accessories to go with the table, as it comes with an assortment of toys, including 2 plastic boats, 2 bridges, 2 small buckets and 1 shovel.
At first glance, the Sand & Water Center looks fairly plain, but this is something parents will come to love. It doesn’t have the bright and unnatural colors that are hallmarks of most large children’s toys. Instead, the neutral colors and fake wood pattern may blend into your deck, patio, or backyard.
This table is designed for outdoor use, although during colder months I don’t see why it couldn’t be brought indoors. However, what really makes this sand and water table perfect for outdoor use is that it comes with an umbrella. This is a rare feature that is designed to keep your kids out of the sun as they enjoy long play sessions. (And believe me – your child will spend HOURS playing with this table each day.)
Some sand and water tables offer more features than others, and this is definitely one of the best. We love that the elastic straps will keep the lid attached to the table in the event of a storm. Some tables don’t even come with lids, which means that the sand and/or water can get disgusting pretty quickly but that is not a problem with the Step2 Naturally Playful Sand & Water Center.
The Step2 Naturally Playful Sand & Water Center is a sturdy toy that kids and parents both will love! The table will last a long time and provide loads of fun for kids of all ages. At less than $60, this is a pocketbook-friendly table that kids will love using all summer long. (And this means parents will love it, too, since it’ll keep their kids so busy!)