not very durable, May 3, 2010
First of all, my daughter loves these toys; we bought them for her sand box in our back yard. Unfortunately, the shovel broke in half (handle's plastic snapped at base of shovel) after less than 2 months of use. The handle just snapped off. (My daughter just turned two when this happened so I'm assuming she didn't do it!) The sifter has little notches on the side so you can set it on top of the bucket. My daughter loves to pour sand through the sifter and into the bucket to see what size pebbles stay on top. That is probably the most "educational" this toy gets (which is why I gave this 2 stars for the educational value--but this isn't an educational toy, so I don't think that's a bad thing). And my daughter LOVES the watering can. She uses it literally every day to water our hibiscus.
Pros: fun colors, lots of different toys in one set
Cons: shovel broke soon after purchase
My son likes it..., March 26, 2010
My son loves his new beach toys.Arrived on time in great condition as always. Thank you amazon.
However, we saw this same toy today at target priced 9.99+tax so if a trip to target is not so much of a trouble for you try your local target store.
Many items for price, March 22, 2010
This kit contained many brightly colored items- all the basic beach toys, plus a couple of fun molds (train and plane). We haven't taken the toys to the beach yet (but we have played with them in the bath). I was a little disappointed in the quality of the plastic- I was hoping the plastic would be a little thicker, and less brittle-feeling. The carrying-case is nice, but I realized a net-like bag would be better, so all the sand can shake off and the toys can dry out. I can imagine the plastic bag will get full of sand and dirty water after the first use. So, I'll probably find a different bag to carry them in. Overall though, I think the price is quite reasonable for what you get. This will get us started for beach play- and if I can buy more toys later if necessary.
My friends son likes it, January 19, 2010
My friend's 2-year old son seems to like it. But it is not that durable.