A couple of years ago we bought our daughter a birthday present, only to have it break the same day she opened it. What a disappointment it was for her and us! I felt so bad that the product we bought was so cheap and useless. Ever since that time I do my best to only buy high quality toys that will hold up to the wear and tear of daily play. Thankfully, I know I can count on Step2 for just that!
Founded in 1991 on the simple philosophy of quality, value, and service backed by commitment to customer satisfaction, the Step2® Company was born. What began as a company with just 5 employees has grown tremendously over the last 20 years..becoming the nation's largest toddler toy manufacturer offering a huge selection of high quality children's products that build imaginations and enrich the family's celebration of childhood. In their quest to become the leader in developing innovative products for family and home, Step2 strives to go 'A Step Beyond'.
I have been a big fan of Step2 for a long time. Not only do they offer high quality products, but also a fantastic selection that offers something for every interest and age. I never get tired of browsing their user-friendly website and have looked through their products a lot this holiday season. One thing that caught my eye for both of my kids was the Double Play Sports Baseball & Golf Set...so when I learned we were going to have the opportunity to review it, I couldn't have been happier.
- Removable tee doubles as a putter
- Tee base doubles as a putting green
- Includes 1 baseball bat, 2 balls, home plate/green tee/putter, and wall hanging bracket that attaches to a garage wall
- Minimal adult assembly required
Pulling everything out of the box, I was happy to see that there was VERY little assembly required. This was much appreciated, especially since I had two kids very excited to try it out.
To set it up as a tee, the golf club simply slides into the whole and twists to secure to the base. There's a dip in the top of the tee for the ball to set.
The ball is a really nice size. It's large enough for even the youngest of children to hit with the bat. I love it for both my 2 year old and 4 year old! The bat is also a nice size and makes it easier to hit the ball as well. Kaelyn and Kaden have both really enjoyed playing baseball with this set.
As I said, the removable tee also doubles as a putter. The kids were excited about this, as they see and hear about golf a lot from my husband and my dad. To set it up as a putting green, simply twist the tee out of the base. You now have a putting green and a putter. The kids have enjoyed hitting the balls onto the green. Once again, the size of the ball and the putter make it easy for both Kaelyn and Kaden to hit the ball and play.
Overall, the kids have really enjoyed this set a lot. I love that it's not only for baseball...but also golf too. Having versatile products like this for my kids is something I really appreciate. It saves money, as we're essentially getting two products in one. It's also a lot of fun for the kids and helps them work on important motor skills and hand/eye coordination. Aside from the fun this toy provides, it is also easy to keep everything together thanks to the wall hanging bracket that attaches to a wall. The blue piece secures to the base and can then be hung on any wall. The putter, bat and balls can then be placed on the bottom to keep everything together. Once summer comes around again, we will be hanging this in our garage so it's easily accessible for use outside. In the meantime though, the kids have been enjoying using it indoors too!
Whether it's a Christmas gift, birthday gift, or something just because...I would definitely recommend the Step2 Double Play Sports Baseball & Golf Set. The quality is fantastic and it provides hours of fun for kids of all ages.
Buy It: You can purchase the Step2 Double Play Sports Baseball & Golf Set for $19.99.