Dino lovers alert!!! This water table is suitable for one-year-olds up (it says 24 months, but we didn’t find any loose, small parts that could have been swallowed), and it was one of those investments that lasted us several years. It’s sturdy, easy to assemble by mom alone, has a separated water and sand side, a cute palm tree that can be taken out, a little sandy beach, two cups that can hang from the sides, one rake/shovel, and a hood in the shape of rocks that fits over the smaller side. It comes with four dinosaurs. They aren’t the most sophisticated ones and rather suitable for babies, but it doesn’t matter, as you can introduce your own, more life-like dinosaurs to the game. Lyons Cub bathed flower petals and his bath toys in there.
The cool thing is, it has a drainage plug, so you don’t need to tip it over when you want to empty it. It’s also better to open the plug to drain excess water if you decide to plant salad, tomatoes, and peas in it, Lyons Cub’s new interest. Since Lyons Cub was a bit too short to reach the table, he used the rock formation as a stepping stool. And if you ever need separate parts for your Step2 dino dig sand and water table, you can get them right from the Step2 website! This way, when your kiddo’s favorite dino disappears, you can replace it secretly at little cost.
Even Felix the cat loved this water table! Lyons Cub used it for cruising when learning to walk. Before he could even walk unassisted, he already climbed into the water table and sat in it. What a nice way to cool off on a hot summer day! And in winter, we used it inside to hold his kinetic sand. It’s a perfect table for sensory play! The water table is small enough to fit on a balcony, where we have it now to use as a flower bed. It has just the right height for an older toddler or preschooler to water his plants.
Here is a video of Lyons Cub exploring his water table with Lyoness and Lori from Early Intervention, who did sensory play with us and practiced vocabulary (water, splash, dinosaur, sand, sharing, etc.):