I love to share products from my own childhood with my children, there is nothing more special to me then watching my children enjoy a toy that I too once enjoyed so much. The Turtle sandbox is one of these "toys".
The 33rd Anniversary Turtle: The Classic Turtle Sandbox - only better! A sand box with a lid!
•Classic turtle with friendly molded-in face and lots of turtle shell details
•Large area for lots of sand play and pretend play (holds 150 lbs. of sand not included)
•Rim of turtle features a "river" with a spinner that creates currents in the "lazy river"
•Comes with three soft, floating, squirting turtles
•Comes with one spinning, paddle wheel
•Removable plug for ease in emptying the "river"
•Turtle shell is a removable lid that covers sand and water area
•Holds two gallons of water
My kids were so excited when The Turtle arrived, and play daily with it. The Turtle sandbox is of course fully assembled ( just add your own sand) and came included with 3 mini turtle squirters and a spinner. The rim of the sandbox can be filled with water, while the base holds the sand. My husband for some reason came home with just a single bag of sand, I was surprised to see how far a bag went for such a low price. He is however out this morning getting another two bags to fully fill the sandbox.
As most children my kids love the sand and water combo and I love the convenience of easy outdoor cleanup. Simply remove the included plug to drain the water and place the lid back on top to keep sand "fresh".
The 33rd Anniversary edition of the Turtle Sandbox is also special because to celebrate it's release, Little Tikes is partnering with the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the world's oldest sea turtle research and conservation group. Together they will raise awareness about worldwide threats to sea turtles and encourage positive stewardship of ocean and coastal habitats.
Now living in Florida I have learned a great deal about Sea Turtles and the importance of saving our turtles. You have to see these guys up close, so beautiful creatures and well worth the effort of saving. So I would love to share with you a little from the Press release on Little Tikes and the Sea Turtle Conservancy pairing together.
The Sea Turtle Conservancy was founded fifty years ago to save sea turtles from imminent extinction through rigorous science-based conservation. The organization carries out worldwide programs to conserve and recover sea turtle populations through research, education, advocacy and protection of the natural habitats upon which they depend.
“Sea turtles are very important ecologically because they’re one of the few species that utilizes every aspect of the marine world,” said David Godfrey, Executive Director of the Sea Turtle Conservancy. “How turtles are doing tells us a lot about the general health of our planet, and especially the oceans. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the partnership with Little Tikes. They represent families and kids everywhere and are home to the most iconic sea turtle toy ever made!”
Little Tikes will work with the Sea Turtle Conservancy to shine light on imminent threats to sea turtles including climate change, marine pollution, marine debris, oil spills, and artificial beach lighting. Little Tikes will sponsor a turtle in the yearly “Tour de Turtles” race and will donate a portion of the proceeds from co-branded turtle merchandise to the Sea Turtle Conservancy .
“Little Tikes makes products that are safe and durable for kids, and we believe in making this a safe planet for sea turtles as well,” said Rosanne Kubisty, Senior Director of Marketing, Little Tikes. “We want to make sure that turtles grow to their adulthood age of 33 years -- so celebrating our product’s 33rd anniversary gives parents the opportunity to educate their kids about sea turtles in a fun way!”
“Sea Turtles have had a hard time over the last few years and they need our help,” said Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment. “This partnership is a great way for Little Tikes to get involved and teach people about the marine environment and what they can do to help out. We are excited to have the opportunity to make a difference!”
For more information about Little Tikes’ partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy, visit: www.facebook.com/littletikes and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ53Zx8uBqM.
What an amazing way to get parents and kids educated about Sea Turtles! Another reason Little Tikes tops my list, giving back to what is important. You all know that companies that give back also give them a nudge in my book. There are so many great causes out there I love to see companies be creative in such a way and get involved.
Buy It: Help with the cause and purchase the 33rd Anniversary Turtle Sandbox at LittleTikes.com or at local retailers nationwide such as Walmart and Toys R Us for 39.99
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Winner Was- #486 Kathy luman http://twitter.com/#!/kathyluman/status/66959714231132160