Late January and early February dealt us some unseasonably warm weather here in the Midwest, but now it looks like winter has settled in, keeping us inside for a while. Womp womp.
So while we’re stuck inside, we decided to bring the outside in to us. One recent lazy weekend day, we pulled swimsuits out of storage and set up the new Step2 Waterfall Discovery Wall right in our kitchen. (A big shout-out to Step2 for sending us this fantastic newly released toy to review!)
I saw a prototype of the Waterfall Wall when I visited Step2’s headquarters last year, and I was really hoping they would decide to produce it! Connor has been asking about it ever since I showed him the photos. ( A fun FYI, Step2 creates toys first in a material like hardened foam before they decide which ones to ultimately produce in plastic.)
When I saw the Waterfall Discovery Wall was released as part of the new spring toy line from Step2, I jumped on ordering it. We have had a Step2 Water Table (this one!) since Connor was a baby, and both kids still play with it every single year. It has far outlasted the kiddie pools and kids’ sprinklers we’ve owned.
What I love best about our water table is how easy it is to set up and put away… when it comes to blowing up pools, I’m totally over it after 30 seconds. And I knew it would be the same convenience with the Waterfall Wall. I can’t wait to pull this out the entire summer.
Being vertical means that kids of all sizes can easily play – which works out nicely for us, with having one bigger kid and one smaller one. And bonus – if your kids need their own space, they can each play on a different side of the wall Again, this is a plus for our family, because one of our kids is a major splasher and one prefers to keep the water out of her eyes, thank you very much.
The Waterfall Discovery Wall comes with a lot of different spinners, funnels and zig zags, so you can set up different “courses” for the water. Water usually tends to feel too cold for Brenna – she doesn’t want to get in pools past her feet – so I really love that she can play with the wall without having to immerse in the water at all.
“That water is getting awfully close to my face…”
I don’t really mind winter (love my leggings and boots), but the kids are swooning over their outdoor toys again, and I have to admit I’m starting to look forward to more sunshine and outside play this spring. I’m really excited to have our new Waterfall Discovery Wall to set up in the backyard and let the kids’ imaginations run free with creating all kinds of obstacle courses and games they can dream up…
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