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Step2 Nature Station Playhouse

Step2 Nature Station Playhouse

Fall 2009 Toys
Ages: 2 & Up
Manufacturer: The Step2 Company
Price: $249.99
The Step2 Nature Station is a spacious, outdoor, sturdy plastic playhouse complete with sink, 180 degree pivoting periscope, window, and a fence to define a small play area. It comes with toy tools to inspire children's interest in nature (e.g. bug jar, tweezers, microscope complete with slides, etc).

The simple setup requires a screwdriver (electric is suggested) and took two adults about a half an hour to assemble. The instructions, with both photographs and text, were clear and easy to follow. However, be careful in step 11 - the directions are to peel the protective film from the mirror; it doesn't specify that the mirror has two films - one protective and one functional.

What did take time and effort was getting the children to leave the playhouse and come inside for dinner.

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