Pros: Durably constructed of high quality Little Tikes plastic; perfect size for preschoolers.
Cons: Extra space in your home is needed to house such an oversized item.
Many years ago when my older children were preschoolers, they had a Little Tikes table and chair set much like the one I'm going to review here, only the chairs were yellow and the "stick-on" design found on the table was different. But most importantly, that table lasted for years and was constructed out of virtually indestructible hard plastic materials that were easy to clean and withstood lots of abuse. That table and chair set was sold in an yard sale long ago, but now that I'm the mother of a preschool child once again, we have this newer model as pictured above called the Little Tikes Studio Design Table and Chairs Set. Given to my 2.5 year old son as a Christmas gift this past holiday season, this piece of children's furniture has proven to be quite useful in the almost two weeks Tristan has owned it. Read on to find out why every child should have his or her own set as well.
~~~The Table and Chairs Set~~~
Recommended for children ages 2 to 6 years of age, this Little Tikes Studio Design Table and Chairs Set is the perfect addition to any preschool child's playroom. The wide table top itself measures 21.5 inches square by 19 inches in height and is white in color. Around the edges of the table top is an orange and purple sticker with child-like drawings of a puppy, airplane, fish, house, flower, and stick people, just to name a few. The four rounded table legs are purple in color and attach to the table top easily with no screws required (like our old set). Two lime green chairs constructed out of molded, durable plastic come included as well, which measure 16 inches high and 11 inches wide. These one-piece chairs are the perfect size for small bottoms even though they can easily withstand the weight of larger children and even adults in our experience. To save space, the chairs that come with this Little Tikes Studio Design Table and Chairs Set can be stored directly under the table if you can teach your child to push his or her seat in when leaving the table.
~~~Price & Availability~~~
While beginning my holiday shopping at www.etoys.com last October 2002, this online site was offering this Little Tikes Studio Design Table and Chairs Set for FREE with the purchase of $100 worth of other Little Tikes toys. So it didn't take me long to place a $100 order, which also included free shipping as an added bonus. They stated that this table and chair set was a $40 value, but consumers can now pick these items up at places like etoys.com or KBToys for half price: $19.97. Of course shipping costs probably apply on such a large boxed shipment, so shop around for the best price wherever Little Tikes toys are sold when shopping for this Little Tikes Studio Design Table and Chairs Set for that special preschooler.
Putting Tristan's new Little Tikes Studio Design Table and Chairs Set together was simple and no extra tools were required. Packaged in a large box with all the pieces contained inside, all that we had to do was snap each of the four purple table legs into place under the table top in each of the four corners. Next, the long colorful sticker was applied to the edge of the table all the way around. No assembly was required for the two lime green chairs, so this Little Tikes Studio Design Table and Chairs Set was ready to use in just a few minutes after taking it from the box.
Tristan loved his new Little Tikes Studio Design Table and Chairs Set from the first moment we put it together. Since he long ago refused to eat his meals in a high chair, this child sized table and chair set located in our dining room is where he now eats most of the time. The wide table surface is easy to clean (even crayons!) and is an ideal spot to play games, create art projects, and for eating snacks or even meals. We've found this colorful table and chair set to be quite durable from the beginning, as often times an adult or older sibling sits in the extra chair during play time. No weight limits are given, but an average-sized adult can sit in one of the chairs easily without fear of breaking it. Of course you'll be all scrunched up, but your child will love the companionship when drawing, coloring, playing, or eating. So now this child sized Little Tikes Studio Design Table and Chairs Set has quickly found a semi-permanent place in our household.
If your budget and living space allow it, I'd definitely recommend picking up this Little Tikes Studio Design Table and Chairs Set if you have preschoolers in the house. Purchase several if you run your own day care center as they are perfect for play and snack time. Children can play and draw alone or share their work station with a friend. Clean-up is easy, and this table and chair's highly durable design ensures that it will last through years of use and abuse. The lime green, purple, and orange colors are just right for either a boy or girl with no pink or blue found anywhere. Thanks, Little Tikes! Tristan loves his Little Tikes Studio Design Table and Chairs Set. Now if only the chairs would learn to push themselves in on their own, we'd really have something here :-)
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