After being cooped up all winter long, we spend a lot of time outdoors during the summer months enjoying the warmth and freedom to run around and play. I like to give my kids a variety of open-ended play opportunities, and look for outdoor toys that encourage this through learning, fun and creativity. It's neat to see them use their imaginations and thanks to CP Toys, I know I can find a great selection of kids toys that will help them do just that!


CPToy.com is a family owned business serving loyal customers since 1953! Dedicated to inspiring learning, creativity and fun...they offer a unique mix of high quality products with unparalleled play value for children. Over the years, this company has become a name people know and trust. Their success can be attributed to the values and principles set forth by the founders...like their commitment to providing unique children's educational toys, great customer service and the decision to forgo selling violent toys.

We had the opportunity to review the Little Helper Cleaning Set from CP Toys last November and were very impressed with the quality and way that it encouraged creativity and fun. That's why I was excited to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review another of their great products for summer. They have a large selection of fun toys for children of all ages. With everything from games and puzzles to pretend play items and more...you're sure to find toys that bridge the gap between learning and fun.
 
As I browsed their different categories and toys for different ages, I came across the Power Garden Tools and decided these would be a fun toy for the kids to use outside this summer.
Features/Benefits:

  • Includes a leaf blower, weed trimmer, chain saw and lawn mower
  • Durably made of plastic
  • Realistic action and sound effects
  • Accessories include work gloves and goggles
  • Requires 11 AA batteries (not included)
  • Designed for children 4 years old+
My kids love to imitate the different jobs they see my husband and I doing around the house and yard, so I had a feeling this Power Garden Tools Set would be a huge hit! I was right. From the moment it arrived, Kaelyn and Kaden were begging to check it out!


Upon opening the box, I found a power garden tools set which included a leaf blower, weed trimmer, chain saw, and lawn mower...along with gloves and goggles too. There was very little assembly...the only thing that needed to be put together was the lawn mower which only took seconds.


Right away I was impressed with the realistic look of each of the play power tools. Everything resembled the different power tools we use, which made it that much more exciting for the kids! I love that so much attention was given to the little details. Everything from the way they operate to the look sets them apart as one-of-a-kind and something young children will love!


Even though the box was on the smaller side, I was happy to see that each of the power garden tools was a nice size for both my two year old and 4 year old. The quality is also good, giving me peace of mind that these will hold up to a lot of use and play. I was happy about this, as I know my kids will be using these for summers to come!

Of course, after checking out each piece, we couldn't wait to get them outside and start using them! Before starting, we put the batteries in so we were able to operate each one. There's 11 AA batteries needed in total, which seemed like a lot, but when you think of how many toys you're talking about...it wasn't too bad. In no time we had them ready to go!

The kids were super excited once they realized that these not only look like daddy's tools...but sound like them too!! Kaden was all about helping mow with his new lawn mower and loved being able to start it up and hear the fun, realistic sounds it makes.

He of course needed the goggles and work gloves too! :)


Kaelyn grabbed the chain saw right away, as she had recently seen my husband cutting some branches off a couple of our trees. She went right over to a tree and being "sawing". Again, the real sound and movement of the saw when it's on made it that much more real and fun for her to use.
The weed trimmer and leaf blower have also been big hits and are used on a daily basis. My kids love to grab whatever they see me or my husband using and help out right along side us. It's fun to see them using their imaginations and engaged in pretend play. I've heard them playing house, while one is outside working on the lawn and the other takes the chain saw with him to go to work. I could sit and watch this type of creative play for hours.

We have had a blast with the Power Garden Tools. I appreciate the thought that went into every detail, and think the sound effects are probably our favorite part! Once again, CP toys did not disappoint. They have made our summer playtime even more fun, creative and enjoyable! I would definitely recommend this Power Garden Tools set to any family with children.

Buy It: You can purchase the Power Garden Tools play set for $69.99 at CPToys.com.
Win It: One very lucky reader is going to a Power Garden Tools set of their own! (US and Canada). You can enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. If you don't see the Rafflecopter form, click here.


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**The products for this review and giveaway were provided for free. All opinions are my own.




75 comments
  1. Sandy VanHoey July 3, 2012 at 5:35 PM  

    I also like the Child-Sized Real Tools

  2. Wild N Mild $$$ July 3, 2012 at 7:30 PM  

    Love the Steel Gas Pump w/Hook & Ladder Firetruck.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  3. jodi lasher July 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM  

    I love the http://www.cptoy.com/cgi-bin/pf.sh/2.0/product.htm?dept_id=3%20years%20up&pf_id=CPX-861L

  4. Kelly Skibbe July 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM  

    I like the Wooden Pioneer Building Logs.
    skibmama23@gmail

  5. Jackie July 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM  

    I like the 18" Doll Camp Out. The tent is really cute!

  6. Cserafini July 3, 2012 at 7:48 PM  

    Love the puppets!

  7. Daisy July 3, 2012 at 8:22 PM  

    i like the My Doll Furniture

  8. Kimberly Bauer July 3, 2012 at 8:36 PM  

    I love the Discovery House.

  9. Lori B July 3, 2012 at 8:44 PM  

    I think my son would really love to have the Barn And Animals playset.

  10. Linda Kish July 3, 2012 at 9:01 PM  

    I would like the Jumbo Workforce Trucks

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  11. RebeccaWM July 3, 2012 at 9:08 PM  

    I like the Up & Around Sodor 5 In 1 Set. I had the same (or at least a very similar) set as a child and absolutely adored it.

  12. Natalie July 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM  

    My son would love anything from the Animal kingdom! The horse play looks fun.

  13. mummytotwoboys July 3, 2012 at 9:27 PM  

    I really like the double sided easel

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

  14. Kimberly July 3, 2012 at 10:03 PM  

    Doctor kit for your 18 inch dolls
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  15. Kimberly July 3, 2012 at 10:03 PM  

    Doctor kit for your 18 inch dolls
    kims2312@verizon.net

  16. Linda Trinklein July 3, 2012 at 10:09 PM  

    http://www.cptoy.com/cgi-bin/pf.sh/2.0/product.htm?parent_id=Active%20Play&dept_id=Sports&pf_id=NWC-50L

    Animal puppets such a fun one! thanks

  17. Teh Doll July 3, 2012 at 10:17 PM  

    Electronic Grand Piano, my kids would love this.

  18. aperry July 3, 2012 at 10:35 PM  

    Soft sorting food bags

  19. A. Smith July 3, 2012 at 11:14 PM  

    I would love the Talking Teaching Clock for my daughter.
    asmithonline at yahoo dot ca

  20. Alice July 4, 2012 at 12:32 AM  

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  21. Laura Jacobson July 4, 2012 at 12:58 AM  

    Oh I also love the Fun-Fresh Market Stall Only
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

  22. Colleen M July 4, 2012 at 2:22 AM  

    I also like their Wooden Deluxe Kitchen.

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  23. Colleen M July 4, 2012 at 2:23 AM  

    GFC follower name - ColleenM

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  24. Janet W. July 4, 2012 at 4:39 AM  

    Big Fun Construction Site is another product I love!
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

  25. freddie July 4, 2012 at 10:27 AM  

    I like their Barn and Animals. dwelchert@yahoo.com

  26. graciegirl July 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM  

    I'd also love the stamp a story set.
    grace2u {at} rogers {dot} com

  27. Cristen July 4, 2012 at 1:34 PM  

    I'd love to have "my first easle"

  28. Candice July 4, 2012 at 2:53 PM  

    I like the take along train depot with train and tracks
    thank you

  29. mrsshukra July 4, 2012 at 3:20 PM  

    The Tabletop Easel is great!

  30. Rochel S July 4, 2012 at 5:33 PM  

    I like the Double Sided Easel

  31. Lee-Ann July 4, 2012 at 7:10 PM  

    Table Top Easel
    CMG-01L
    $39.99

  32. Carrie Phelps July 4, 2012 at 7:38 PM  

    My grandsons would also like the Interactive Hop & Learn.

  33. Carrie Phelps July 4, 2012 at 7:40 PM  

    GFC; carriedust

  34. marbles999 July 4, 2012 at 7:46 PM  

    Arts & Crafts Case

  35. Bethany C. July 4, 2012 at 7:47 PM  

    I like the dinnerware and chef set.

  36. ksceviour July 4, 2012 at 8:06 PM  

    I would like to have the Sonic Boom Airplane.

    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  37. Tammy D July 4, 2012 at 8:19 PM  

    The sonic boom airplane my boys would love this; dalleykt at live dot ca

  38. lana July 4, 2012 at 9:27 PM  

    Construction they would love that

  39. Shannon Romein July 5, 2012 at 8:37 AM  

    I love the dinos on the go set

  40. Brandi Elam July 5, 2012 at 11:50 AM  

    I like the http://www.cptoy.com/cgi-bin/pf.sh/2.0/product.htm?dept_id=Science%20and%20Nature&pf_id=CPX-527L

  41. katychick July 5, 2012 at 2:17 PM  

    my son would love the one on one basketball challenge
    tcogbill at live dot com

  42. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres July 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM  

    My great grandkids would like a Double Sided Easel.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

  43. Rachel July 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM  

    My son would love the One on One Basketball Challenge
    rachel_demille at yahoo dot com

  44. Micah Pearson July 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM  

    Soft Play Forms 5-Pc.

  45. Heather McDougle July 5, 2012 at 6:54 PM  

    we also like the about town community workers

  46. The Jaded Mom July 5, 2012 at 9:01 PM  

    Double sided easle

  47. debijackson July 5, 2012 at 9:13 PM  

    the doctor kit for 18 inch dolls
    debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  48. RaettigFamily July 6, 2012 at 9:22 AM  

    Knobbed Fruit Puzzle

  49. Lloyd Family July 6, 2012 at 11:25 AM  

    i would love to have the rocket ship adventure play set
    http://www.cptoy.com/cgi-bin/pf.sh/2.0/product.htm?parent_id=Pretend%20Play&dept_id=Pretend%20Sets&pf_id=CPX-169L
    jenny lloyd

  50. skyrobinson July 6, 2012 at 7:49 PM  

    My daughter would love Leah's Combo Set with all 12 Oufits.
    skyrobinson@yahoo.com

  51. nancy July 7, 2012 at 7:45 AM  

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  52. Connie Gruning July 7, 2012 at 4:43 PM  

    I would love to have the Perpetual Pounder
    Connie Gruning
    CGruning at aol(dot)com

  53. Raising My Padawans July 7, 2012 at 8:46 PM  

    I would also love to have the Kids Mosaic Stone Kit.
    Rafflecopter - Heather S

  54. marlibu July 7, 2012 at 10:57 PM  

    Love the animal puppets
    Marla

  55. RambleSAHM July 7, 2012 at 11:48 PM  

    My son would also love the Fishing Boat!

  56. Laurel July 8, 2012 at 10:03 PM  

    Love the work bench and accessory set.
    alwaysneedhim4evr@yahoo.com

  57. Anonymous July 9, 2012 at 1:27 PM  

    I like the Lego SpaceCenter
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  58. Unknown July 9, 2012 at 5:48 PM  

    I just realized I didnt publish a comment on your other contest, Im going back, lol I love their fantasy playsets

  59. rj7777 July 9, 2012 at 8:22 PM  

    I like the big fun construction set and so much more!!
    Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

  60. pamalot July 10, 2012 at 4:24 AM  

    I would like the Crystal Connectors

  61. latanya July 10, 2012 at 2:04 PM  

    Construction Truck Set with 2 figures

  62. wigget July 11, 2012 at 8:31 AM  

    i like the Design & Shine Ceramics kit

  63. tweetyscute July 11, 2012 at 11:38 PM  

    I like the Dino Dig & Build

    Theresa J

  64. Linda Meyers-Gabbard July 12, 2012 at 3:29 AM  

    The little helper cleaning set

  65. Tabathia July 13, 2012 at 4:57 PM  

    the big fun construction set or the tea time set
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  66. amramazon280 July 13, 2012 at 5:32 PM  

    baby grand piano

  67. Julie July 14, 2012 at 12:23 PM  

    would love to have the Classic Brass Bed

    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

  68. Meghan Finley July 15, 2012 at 1:45 PM  

    My Doll Furniture & Carriage

  69. Mirm July 15, 2012 at 8:22 PM  

    I'd love the Zoo Vehicle W/ Trailer

  70. LeeAnn July 16, 2012 at 11:36 AM  

    I would like to have the Arts & Crafts Case. http://www.cptoy.com/cgi-bin/pf.sh/2.0/product.htm?parent_id=Art%20and%20Creativity&dept_id=Craft%20Kits&pf_id=CPX-524L

  71. jmajor4870 July 16, 2012 at 1:30 PM  

    my granddaughter loves the Wooden Deluxe Kitchen with Dinnerware & Chef Set

  72. jennifer57 July 16, 2012 at 1:54 PM  

    Doll Camp Out

  73. Tylerpants July 16, 2012 at 9:08 PM  

    My kids would love the Discovery House. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  74. Cheryl July 16, 2012 at 9:51 PM  

    The Wooden Pioneer Building Logs are awesome!

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