Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Roller Coaster For Toddlers AND Big Kids

 We are always looking for toys that the kids love to play on, can store away easily, and hold up to a beating! The Step 2 Up and Down Roller Coaster definitely fits this criteria.  We have had this toy for over 2 years now and all the kids enjoy it.  I love that it is made out of very sturdy thick plastic that will not dent, break, and can hold a lot of weight (yes, I have tried it)!  The "track" part of the coaster separates into 3 large pieces with a set of stairs on each side.  Each piece is light enough for my 4 year old to carry and put together on his own.  The little yellow car has handles and a footrest so that little and big kids can glide down the track without catching their feet.  The car is even light enough that my daughter could push it up the track herself when she was only 18 months old (yes, she was very coordinated).  We have tried this toy on flat ground and a medium-size hill and it works great on both.  My daughter started riding without help when she was about 14 months old, though the recommended age is 24 months to 5 years. 
This toy is a lot of fun, and will last forever.  It may fade slightly if kept outside, but we haven't noticed any cracks or damage other than that.  Makes a great birthday present!

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