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Step2 Introduces First Preschool Line of Products Toy Fair 2009

Step2®, the brand famous for its toddler toys – from play kitchens to playhouses and outdoor climbers to arts and crafts tables – is introducing its first-ever preschool line at Toy Fair 2009. The new line will include more than a dozen toys designed specially for children ages 12 months to 3 years. This includes toys specifically geared for preschool girls, providing a wider selection of girl-friendly options in this once boy-dominated category.

ABCs and music notes are molded into all seven instruments and raised for engaging, visual & tactile experience. Color coded sheet music included for play along fun. Durable construction. Featured instruments include:


Basic Rhythms Preschool Band:

    Basic Rhythms Maracas™     Ages 2+
    Basic Rhythms Tambourine™     Ages 2+
    Basic Rhythms Drum™     Ages 2+
    Basic Rhythms Bongos™     Ages 2+
    Basic Rhythms Xylophone™     Ages 2+
    Basic Rhythms Piano™     Ages 18 Months +
    Basic Rhythms Guitar™     Ages 18 Months +


Bug Buddies™


This fun flashlight/nightlight combo illuminates for bedtime fun. Available in boy and girl versions, these adorable bug buddies are the perfect bedtime companion. Push the button and front light turns on while the bug comes to life with cool sounds. Push the button back and hear night ambience sounds and see the underbelly glow as a nightlight. The on/off button is located on the top handle for easy accessibility. Ages 2+

Ice Cream Parlor™


Create your own delectable ice cream treats! Parlor comes with everything you need to mix and match great ice cream treats and serve them up to your friends. Parlor plays three fun, cheery tunes. Mix and match ice cream flavors, toppers and cone decorations to create different delectable ice cream treats. Comes complete with three cones, three paper outsides, six ice cream top flavors, two toppings, two spoons and an ice cream scoop Ages 18 Months +

Step2 Preschool Products for Girls:

Café Barista™


A fun, new twist on the classic tea set! Café Barista comes with everything you need to brew a great coffee and cappuccino while serving delicious treats. Twist the handle or valve to hear fun, coffee and cappuccino brewing sounds. Features a built-in basket to store baked goods (included). Complete with two mugs, two muffins, two donuts, two pastries, two spoons and a sugar shaker. Ages 2+


Pastry Chef

Inspire your child to be a pastry chef with these sweet treats. Includes everything a chef needs to take over the kitchen. Complete with five cupcakes, with three scented frosting designs: lemon, raspberry and chocolate. Create different cupcake designs by interchanging frosting tops, ribbons and cups. Features spinning cupcake stand with slots for cupcakes so cakes can stay in place and tray can be carried easily. Complete with soft pastry bag and three snap-on interchangeable tips. Also features working cookie press with “cookie batter” and three spritz cookies for pretend cookie-making fun. Serving tray and baker’s apron included for loads of imaginative, pastry-making amusement. Ages 3+


Cake Designer

Create, decorate, display and more! Complete cake-decorating set lets kids create like a pro! The mix and match frosting decorations and flowers, allow you to customize your two-tiered cake for any occasion. Have a party and share with your guests - cake serves four. Comes complete with two-tiered cake, 16 frosting decorative pieces, 6 colorful flowers, serving spatula and the rotating cake stand. Smaller-tier separates into 4 sections for serving. Cake stand rotates to put your delectable creations on display! Ages 18 Months +


Shape n’ Sort Cupcakes

Create your own gourmet cupcakes and serve them up to your friends! Create different designs with interchangeable frosting top, ribbons and cups. Comes complete with 5 cupcakes of 3 designs and one small serving tray. Ages 2+

My Secret Jewelry Box™


Dress up is fun when you have jewelry to complete your look and a great place to store them. This jewelry box has a secret key to open the lid at the top. Box top has small compartments to keep everything separate and bottom drawer pulls out for extra storage. When you turn the key or press the latch electronic "blinnngg" activates. Comes with oversized jewelry perfect for toddlers: 2 rings, 2 bracelets and pendant. Ages 18 Months+

The new preschool line from Step2 will be available beginning mid-2009 at toy stores and retailers nationwide, as well as at

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