Wednesday, November 04 2015 22:35

Holiday Wish Guide: The 2-Story Playhouse & Slide from Step2

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Step2 Brand AmbassadorOn my first visit to The Step2 Company's Ohio headquarters last year, there was a rather large mockup in the R&D department that immediately drew some attention from the entire group of Brand Ambassadors that I was there as a part of. While Step2 has long-been known for making some fantastic playhouses, we'd never seen one quite like the prototype we were looking at - something that the designers had been wanting to do for ages: one that was two stories. Fast-forward to the Fall of 2015 and The Step2 2-Story Playhouse & Slide is a reality, available exclusively at Toys "R" Us, and a featured pick in my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide.

Recommended for kids ages 3-8, The Step2 2-Story Playhouse & Slide will be the showcase of any backyard play area - just as it's become here at Rock Father HQ. The Tudor-style playhouse has a classic look, and the neutral colors help it blend into the surrounding landscape. There's a working Dutch door, real shutters, a working doorbell, and even a built-in kitchenette on the ground floor. 

Step2 2-Story Playhouse & Slide

The Playhouse interior features a built-in "ladder" to access the upper level, and the extra-long, 70" slide makes for some fun adventures. As imagination goes, this playhouse could easily be a fortress or Rebel base - whatever your little ones desire.

One of 2015's Hottest Holiday Toys for toddlers, preschoolers, and younger grade school-aged kids. 

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Order yours now from Toys "R" Us. The Step2 2-Story Playhouse & Slide comes shipped in two large boxes, and requires adult assembly. Always be sure to use proper surfacing such as natural or rubber mulch (guidelines are included). 

For more Great Gift Ideas, check out THE ROCK FATHER's 2015 Holiday Wish Guide.
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James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.

He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, has contributed to The Toy Book and writes a regular Star Wars column - Transmissions from a Galaxy Far, Far Away for The Pop Insider. He also regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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