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CONTACT: Dotti Foltz, Director, Marketing Communications
STREETSBORO, Ohio, March 29, 2007 — With summer soon to be here your little ones are probably more than ready to get outdoors and play. Step2®, a children’s products manufacturer, has been hard at work to design and produce play products that meet the needs of today’s young families. So after listening to loads of moms and conducting extensive kid testing, Step2 is proud to offer some exciting new choices to keep young bodies moving and imaginations growing.
The Step2® award-winning Naturally Playful® line, praised for its natural good looks and maintenance-free plastic construction, welcomes three new items to this category.
–The Naturally Playful® Lookout Treehouse has large easy-to-climb steps to a shaded platform with pivoting 180° periscope and fun slide to get your toddlers up and exploring the great outdoors.
–The Naturally Playful® Victorian Gazebo provides endless hours of imaginative play in this roomy hexagon structure with decorative railings and working double door. A durable, weather-resistant fabric roof offers protective shaded play in the cozy interior with drop-leaf table and two attached seats for snacks and mealtime.
–For all around fun and good healthy exercise, the Naturally Playful® Adventure Lodge Play Center with Glider is a giant all-in-one playground with large clubhouse, wave slide, rope ladder, two swings, two-person glider, and backboard hoop. This is sure to be a neighborhood favorite so let the adventures begin!
–Sports: Your golf enthusiasts will enjoy the new Par 3 Mini Golf Course from Step2®. It’s easy to create a custom course with the snap-lock track, three greens and challenging kid-friendly obstacles. Two putters, two balls, and three flags complete your very own miniature golf course.
– Water Play: How about a trip to the water park right in your own backyard? The River Run Waterpark will encourage safe water exploration while your toddlers sit in comfort under a large shade umbrella (optional). Just fill the trough with water, push the button and let the fun begin. A large battery-powered pump in a colorful water tower circulates up to 4.5 gallons of water through the troughs to the splash pool below. A paddle wheel, dam, sailboats and three inner tube swimmers will keep your children creating new summertime memories.
– Riding Toys: For your littlest tots, the Whisper Ride Buggy is the perfect vehicle for those trips to the zoo, amusement park or just around the block. Extra-large silent ride tires, seat belt and optional canopy provide a safe, comfortable ride. And did we mention the pretend steering wheel with sounds, cup holder and storage compartment for snacks? All the right accessories in one sweet ride!
–The Extreme Roller Coaster, a child-operated, gravity powered thrill ride brings amusement park fun right to your home. Its extreme styling and colors add to the excitement and offer your child endless hours of active play as they climb the track and push off the ramp over and over again.
–Playhouses: Last but not least, is the LifeStyle® Grand Walk-in Kitchen, the ultimate kitchen playhouse. This unique playhouse accommodates several children and offers loads of interactive play enhanced by just the right mix of electronics. It comes complete with a 103-piece accessory set and 11″ wood stool, ‘oak-look’ foam floor all combining to provide role play experiences as vast as your child’s imagination.
Step2® products are available in toy stores nationwide and through online retailers. For more information on the full line-up, visit www.step2.com.
The privately held Step2® Company, LLC established in 1991 and headquartered in Ohio, is the world’s largest rotational molder of plastics. Step2 is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of children’s play and furniture products with global distribution in the United States, Canada, Mexico and more than 70 other countries.