“ Brand: ELC / Type: Outdoor Play Equipment „
This sandpit will fit easily in to any garden and has a nice green colouring (blends in better on grass than bright red!). It has the shape of a frog and two "leg" humps are mean't to be seats for children. Truth is that children would rather sit in the sand than on the leg seats, because they give mum or dad the pleasure of getting all of that sand out of their nappies ! I bought four bags of kiddie sand to part fill the frog and would encourage any parent to pay the extra for this type of sand. Your local builder's merchant sells sand which is not cleaned properly. Remember that children tend to eat this more than their dinner. The frog has a lid, to protect the sand from the rain, which has lovely froggy eyes and makes the toy a pleasing item for the garden. It has so far produced hours of fun for my two kiddies and the only problem I have is in the sand, creepies tend to crawl in to it. I actually bought mine from Toys R Us but it is exactly the same as the ELC model.
My two year old loves to be outdoors so for her second birthday we decided to buy her some outdoor toys. She'd already fallen in love with a turtle sandpit that was at her nursery so we decided that a sandpit would be a good idea. On looking for a sandpit most seemed flimsy (Shell Sandpit) or small but as usual the ELC came up trumps with their frog sandpit (made by Step2). It's a generous sized sandpit (easily fits my daughter and the 4 year old girl next door) and is made of a sturdy green plastic. The bottom/sandpit is the frogs lower body and the upper body is the lid to keep out the rain (not to mention cats and insects). As a whole the sandpit is really attractive and my daughter loves it. The safety sand is available from ELC (or Index or Argos)for approx £2.30 (frog sandpit takes 5 bags to fill it). This sandpit although more expensive than most at £30 has proved a real hit with my daughter but all we need now is some nice days to use it. The only downside is that my cat is terrified of it.