Gear Up For Summer Block Party Day 5- Giveaway 1: Summer Kid Toys For Outdoor Fun With Little Tikes Review & Giveaway! #giveaway #contest

The 5th Day of the Gear Up For Summer Block Party is here!  I have teamed up with 9 awesome bloggers where every day from May 18th to 22nd, two bloggers will feature a Summer related giveaway to get you ready for Summer.  Cat from 3 Kids and Us and I are the finale of the party!  After you enter the 3 Summer filled giveaways I have going on here, be sure to enter Cat’s giveaway for a $20 Piggy Paint Gift Certificate!  My girls just love Piggy Paint, a non toxic, odorless, and kid-friendly nail polish so be sure to enter her giveaway to treat your little girl and paint her piggies in fun, Summer colors!

Meet the Company:

The Little Tikes Company, founded in 1970, is a multi-national manufacturer and marketer of high-quality, innovative children’’s products. In November of 2006, Little Tikes became a part of MGA Entertainment. MGA Entertainment is a leader in the revolution of family entertainment.

Little Tikes”® headquarters and largest manufacturing facility are located in Hudson, Ohio. The company also has a number of locations outside the United States, including several manufacturing and distribution centers in Europe and Asia.

Little Tikes products are known for providing durable, imaginative and active fun. Products are manufactured in a wide variety of categories for young children, including infant toys, popular sports, play trucks, ride-on toys, sandboxes, activity gyms and climbers, slides, pre-school development, role-play toys, creative arts and juvenile furniture.

The red and yellow Cozy Coupe® Car, an international icon in toys, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2004, with more than 6 million units sold since its creation.

Little Tikes” goal is to create and supply innovative products to customers and consumers around the world. To reach that goal, Little Tikes” associates” actions are guided by the principles of Customer Satisfaction, Teamwork, Innovation, Marketing and Continuous Improvement.

Through the Mom Trials: Since we purchased our own home a few years ago, I’ve been on a mission to collect outdoor kids toys but not just any outdoor toy will do.  I was on a mission to acquire quality made and name brand trusted kids toys that has stood the test of time since I was a little girl.  Little Tikes happens to be one of those brands that I clearly remember growing up with and have seen first hand the durability of their products.  Thanks to Little Tikes, my family was able to try out the Butterfly Beach Sandbox and Wading Pool and Hop and Scoot ATV and add to our growing outdoor kids toy collection so my kids can have their own Summer adventures.

The Butterfly Beach Sandbox and Wading Pool was easy to assemble and I had it put together within minutes!  It is adorably designed to look just like a butterfly and it has two butterfly wing shaped compartments that you can choose to fill with either sand or water.  It has been too chilly so far this Spring to take advantage of the wading pool option, but my kids can’t wait until warmer Summer days when they can fill it up with water.  Until then, we filled both sides with sand and you never would have guessed they were missing out on their wading pool.  They spend all day playing and digging in the sand and it’s hard to tear them away from their new sandbox.

It is a bit on the small side for group play and leaves only enough room for one child per side to play comfortably, but that doesn’t seem to bother my children in the least.  However, it is terrific for little ones who might get intimidated by playing with bigger kids or likes to play solo and it’s low enough that it’s not hard for little tots to get in and out of by themselves.  The kids wading pool is also an ideal size for babies and toddlers to keep cool on hot days and who like to splash their little hearts out!

The added umbrella is a nice feature and helps to shade my children from the sun, much needed when daylight gets to be 24/7 in the Summer and my children are overexposed to UV rays and can easily burn.  You can adjust the height so that you can customize how much shade is needed and it’s wide enough to cover the whole play area.  I like that it’s easily removable and that the pool side of the toy (when emptied) can be used as a lid over the sand box side so that it keeps them both safely and securely together in a compact size that’s easy to store once winter approaches.

Ethan has a blast when he rides his Hop and Scoot ATV!  He feels so grown up driving it around the yard, mimicking the way his daddy cruises around on his four wheeler.  One of the things I like best about this kids ATV is that it doesn’t require batteries in order for it to work!  It gets going by using your child’s bouncing movements to push this ride on toy along.  In fact, your child’s feet never have to hit the ground to keep this toy going, which is terrific for little kids whose legs aren’t quite long enough for their feet to touch the ground and it won’t leave you breathless having to push behind them like some other toddler ride on toys.

Liberty who just turned three years old, is able to steer and maneuver this toddler ATV with no problems and I like that it’s sturdy and well made to provide proper stability for safe play.  There are no complicated pedals for little ones to figure out so they can focus on learning how to steer the toy and enjoying the ride rather than getting frustrated on how to operate it.  This ATV is appropriately made for toddlers 2-5 years old and made to withstand the constant bouncing of small children.

Review brought to you courtesy of the MomDot Review Team and Little Tikes!

Giveaway Time: A lucky Blessings Abound reader will win the Butterfly Beach Sandbox and Wading Pool pictured above!  All you  have to do in order to be qualified is to visit Little Tikes and leave a comment with another kids toy that would be perfect for Summer outdoor fun!

This giveaway is included in the Summer Block Party where I have teamed up with 9 incredible bloggers get you ready for Summer!  Be sure to check out my other Summer filled giveaways for a Carolyn’s Kitchen Aqua Sweetheart Apron and $25 Layers Clothing Gift Certificate!

Gear Up For Summer Block Party bloggers include:

What Mommies Need

The Ohana Mama

Cool Baby Kid

Life Starring Ellie and Eve

Mommy Goggles

Potamus Prefers

3 Garnets and 2 Sapphires

3 Kids and Us

The Not So Blog’s, Experimental Mommy

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*This review & giveaway is based solely on my personal opinion and experience and results may vary from person to person.