I loved to follow my grandmother around her garden, ‘helping’ her as she was weeding, thinning and watering the plants. The is the perfect toy for your budding gardeners.
The Garden Table includes a real watering can and a working table basin with a plug so your little ones can actually help out around the garden (unlike me who pulled up more vegetables than weeds!) This set comes with a number of accessories including pots, flowers, a rake, a shovel, soil discs and a sifter tray. The Little Tikes Garden Table is large enough to encourage inclusive play with friends and is a fantastic introduction to gardening for your children.
Features of the Little Tikes Garden Table
• Pretend gardening table with accessories
• Includes 2 pots, 2 flowers, watering can, rake, shovel, sifter tray and more
• Measures 22.6 x 13.8 x 21.3 inches
• Table basin with plug
• Ages 18 months to 5 years
The Garden Table lists for $39.99 and can be found in many large retail outlet and online stores. Check the current price on Amazon.
Lots of different tools to play with
Parts fit together tightly and securely
It is short, so taller children will have to sit to use it comfortably.
Assembly instructions are not clear, but it is not too complicated to figure out
Customers give this Little Tikes offering a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars at the time of writing.
Most customers said their kids or grandkids were thrilled with the garden table and had great fun playing with all the garden tools and flower pots and the sand and water table.
The most common complaints were that the table was too small/short and that the plug for the water table did not always fit well and it leaked.
Worth the price?
The basin is the real attention grabber here. When playing outside, there are few things more fun than playing with water. Other accessories can also be used for creative and imaginative play other than pretend gardening. The flower pots, sifting tray and watering can all allow for great fun with the basin regardless of whether it is for water or sand play.
One thing to note, and this may have been the issue with those customers that found it leaked – make sure that the seal on the basin is correctly adjusted on both ends. It is well worth taking your time on this as an incorrectly fitted seal will lead to a leaky basin!
The Little Tikes Garden Table is certainly better suited to smaller children. Although recommended for children up to 5 years old, these old children will most likely be too tall to play with the Garden Table unless they kneel down. For younger children aged 18 months to 3 years, the Little Tikes Garden Table is perfectly sized.
All things considered, this is a fun, easy to clean and affordable outdoor table set that encourages interactive play and will keep children entertained for many hours.