6/1/12

Guidecraft High Rise Step-Up in Natural - Review

It's June and the little ones are playing outside every day. The kids are busy digging in the sand, poking in the dirt, and catching bugs. Yes, children are just joyful noise covered with dirt. Let's not forget the germs though...sneezes constantly end up in the palms of their hands and their tiny fingers always end up in their nose. We use lots of soap and water at my home daycare! The Guidecraft High Rise Step-Up has been my favorite piece of children's furniture for the past month.
This sturdy birch plywood step stool is designed to give children the independent boost they need to be able to reach those things that always seem to be "just out of reach." Designed for ages 2 and up, it'll hold up to 125 pounds! Mine has been in my home daycare bathroom for easy handwashing but it would also be great in the kitchen for preschooler cooking sessions and in the playroom too.
Here's the pathetic little stool we've been using for the past seven years. The top step is so low I still had to lift up the toddlers for handwashing. The Guidecraft High Rise Step-Up allows even my smallest two year old to reach the faucet handles by himself. (Don't worry, the hot water is turned off in this bathroom).
I love the non-slip textured stair treads because I don't have to worry that someone will slip and fall off. The side panels provide the little ones a more secure (enclosed) feeling as they stand on the top step. Best of all, the handles on the side panels offer climbing confidence while the kids are stepping up and down (going down backwards can be scary). Having the double stairs means my older children can choose the height more appropriate for them. It measures 32"h x 21"w x 17"l so it doesn't take up very much room, even in my tiny half bathroom. Assembly was simple and the natural wood is beautiful.
You can purchase this, and many other wonderful children's furniture and educational toys at http://guidecraft.com/. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest too! My fellow Guidecraft educators will be posting their reviews for this product also and I will link them all up shortly.
Disclosure: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Read the review at Huppie Mama
Read the review at Teach Preschool
Read the review at Simply Stacie
Read the review at Mommy Moment
Read the review at Mommy PR
Read the review at Katie's {Little Ones} Learning Lounge
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215 comments:

  1. I love the all in one modern kitchen! It would look beautiful in my living room :)

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  2. I have been contemplating purchasing one of these for a while, so if I dont win it, I will be out to buy one, thanks for the review!

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  3. I would loooove the Balance Base for my son, he would love it!

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  4. I like the step up kitchen helper so the girls can help me in the kitchen.

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  5. My daughter is miss independent. She loves to do everything herself. This will be great for brushing her teeth, washing hands, and helping in the kitchen.

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  6. The Color-Bright Dramatic Play Center would be a dream come true! Thank you. Laurie Adams,adamsfamily at peak.org

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  7. i like the pirate table & chairs-Laura Deluca

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  8. I like All In One Modern Kitchen. kelly dot trzesniak at hotmail .com

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  9. I would also love the Safari Book Display

    thransom@gmail.com

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  10. I love the art activity desk!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  11. I love the Mission Storage Bench with Baskets
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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  12. Love the Art table & chair set in red

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  13. Step-Up Kitchen Helper: Espresso

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  14. I would love to get the deluxe art center.

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  15. I love the Dress-Up Carousel - Pastel.

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  16. I love the art table and chair in Red

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  17. I'd love the deluxe art center, my daughter would love it!

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  18. love the balance base or the art table

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  19. I DEFINITELY LOVE THE STEP-UP. MY TWIN NIECE AND NEPHEW ARE LIVING AT MY MOM'S. I HAVE BEEN STAYING HERE AS MY DAD PASSED AWAY. ANYWAY, MY NIECE LIKES TO LOOK GOOD OR ATLEAST MAKE SURE SHE HIS CLEAN EVERY MORNING. SHE USES MY MOTHER'S HAIR BRUSH IS IN THE BATHROOM AND SHE CAN'T REACH THE MIRROR, SO SHE TAKES MOM'S JEANE PIERRE HAIR BRUSH INTO THE BEDROOM STANDS ON THE BED TO BRUSH HER HAIR. MOM IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR IT. SHE IS GOING ON 5 YEARS OLD.

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  20. I love the Kitchen Helper!
    Facebook name: Sarah Van Pelt-Brown

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  21. The deluxe art center is awesome! (And of course the step-up)
    Thank you !

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  22. I like the Safari Book Display

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  23. I like the Step Up Kitchen Helper and tons of the manipulatives.

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  24. Bette Vaughan6/2/12, 7:36 PM

    I like the dress up carousel pastel

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  25. The Deluxe Art Center would be perfect for my son.

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  26. The media cart
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  27. I like the Deluxe Art Center - emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  28. Magneatos look like fun.
    Thanks so much,
    Caterina

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  29. I'd love to get the step up kitchen helper for our kitchen

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Pretty much anything from the pirate collection, the pirate treasure chest toy chest is brilliant

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  31. My son would love the Magneatos.

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  32. i like the block mates safari animals

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  33. Mission Storage Bench with Baskets is one of my faves too thanks crystal allen

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  34. I love the Retro Racers Upholstered Rocker.
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  35. The Jr. Roll Top Desk - Espresso is beautiful!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  36. What a great stool to have! I love how multipurpose it is too.

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  37. Love the Hideaway Series Multipurpose Storage.

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  38. I was so amazed at the various products that are available for a reasonable price. I just wish I had the money to furnish my room.

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  39. I love the art desk but the building items look like a possibility.

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  40. The Skyscraper Building Set is fantastic! It's now on my purchase list.

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  41. The All in One Modern Kitchen! It would be a perfect match with our current furniture!

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  42. I cOuld definitely use the step-up for my little guy!

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  43. My daughters would love to get the Construction Truck Sort & Match.

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  44. That pirate ship rocker and the pirate table/chairs set would be PERFECT for my pirate-themed classroom!

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  45. I like the step up kitchen helper so the girls can help me in the kitchen with easy rather then sitting them just on top of the counter :)

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  46. MODULAR LIBRARY STORAGE / SEATING
    This is awesome.. there are so many possibilites ..a reading center, I could use it to divide centers, time out area, reward center.. I really love this.. sadly it is $700
    MODULAR LIBRARY STORAGE / SEATING
    A classroom reading environment is essential for learning. The modular library is perfect for a comfortable and dedicated reading area and features a padded nylon seat and backrest. Seat height is 14". Plenty of book storage: 5 cubbies under the seat (3 at 20" deep and 2 at 12" deep), side shelf with 3 cubbies at 12" deep, and a back shelf with 5 cubbies at 12" deep. Birch plywood construction with a UV finish. Adult assembly required. Ages 3+. 48"W x 32"D x 30"H

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  47. My kids would love the art center.

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  48. I love lots of Guidecraft products. I don't think I can choose just one. I would love to get the canvas book display shelf or any of their rainbow blocks.

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  49. Would be a great addition to my active home

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  50. I love the Deluxe Art Center. What kids wouldn't feel inspired to create? :)

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  51. I love the Pirate Chest and the Pirate Rocker!! It would be great for my early childhood special ed. classroom. My children would love it@

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  52. My son would love the block dinosaurs. He can't say dinosaur yet, so he just calls them "rawrs"

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  53. I would also love the Art Activity Desk.

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  54. The step up would be perfect for my Early Childhood Special Education Classroom.

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  56. I would love the Plywood Trucks!

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  57. Deluxe Art Center

    eg kaufman

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  58. I love the Color-Bright Dramatic Play Center!

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  60. I love the dress clothes organizer! We need something to organize our dramatic play clothes!

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  61. The art equipment would be so handy!

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  62. I'd love the mission bookshelf :)

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  63. I would definitely have to say the step-up.... It would help my daughter be more in the action.

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  64. The playhouse hideaway bookshelf is such a cute idea.

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  65. On my dream list would be the Canvas Book Display and the Dress-Up Carousel!!Kimberly kcjbtw@msn.com

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  66. the school bus loft is so cute!

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  67. I don't want another product! I want this one!!!

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  68. I have been wanting one of these for awhile. I love having my LO help me in the kitchen and this would be perfect!

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  69. My daughter is always taking my kitchen stool, so it would be great to have this one for her! I'll probably want to use this one instead of my little IKEA one! ;)

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  70. Oh wow this would be awesome to have in my kitchen to help my little ones wash their hands and not drag my chairs all over - lol.

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  71. I really like the rainbow blocks!!

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  72. hollie Thomas6/4/12, 10:44 AM

    My son would love the flipping art easel! How cool!

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  73. We're suffering with a small plastic stool and a toddler right now. This looks like a great solution

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  74. I would love to have their Big Book Library Storage also!!
    jkdemeyere@yahoo.com

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  75. This is such a wonderful product. I think it is a must-have for every home with toddlers and preschoolers.
    I can't wait to get the puppet theater!

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  76. I love the Magneatos! My son would love constructing with them.

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  77. The desk to easel art cart or the art center would be awesome to have :)

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  78. I'd love to get the Safari Rocking Chair and the Safari Toy Box

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  79. I'm going back to "work" - teaching a 3 year old preschool class twice a week - this fall and would LOVE to have this to help them get to the sink!

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    1. Oops, I did that wrong... I love the Twist N Sort board!

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  80. I would love the fraction puzzle. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  81. I'd have to go with the Magneatos, too....very neato!

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  82. I would LOVE the Desk to Easel Art Cart for my home daycare. It's so versatile!

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  83. i love the dress up carousel. amypugmire@live.com

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  84. The step up would be an asset to my classroom. It would be a safe way for the children to be able to reach the sink.

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  85. From Guidecraft, I really like the Deluxe Art Center.

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

    dod@rogers.com

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  86. I love this step up!!!!!!!!!! I'm looking for something like this for my 2 yrs old. Hope I win!!!

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  87. I love the Hideaway Playtime Kitchen.
    sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  88. I really NEED a set of unit blocks so that would be nice. But just for fun I would like to have any of the storytelling sets. This is something I could never afford to purchase but would really enjoy having.

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  89. The step stool is awesome. I would love one and so would my littlest toddlers. I have a high plastic stool, but this looks taller. My two year olds can't reach the faucet.

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  90. The balance base! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. My kids would love the kiddie rocker couch. http://guidecraft.com/product/127718/G6401/_/Kiddie_Rocker_Couch_-_Red

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  92. My kids would love the modern kitchen

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  93. Oh I love the deluxe art center - so cool!

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  94. The Deluxe Art Center is awesome!

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  95. The pirate chest is very cool!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  96. this would be PERFECT for my 3 year olds at preschool!!! the stool we have now is just too low and they still have to stretch to reach or be lifted up to get their hands under the water!

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  97. I love their Classic White Vanity and Stool! My daughter would go crazy for it!

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  98. Would like to have the 4-in-1 Flipping Tabletop Easel.

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  99. I'd love the Magneatos!
    cbakertroublemaker@hotmail.com

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  100. I like the Discovery Table and Chairs. Thanks for the chance.

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  101. Art Activity Desk. This is amazing

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  102. I like the All In One Play Kitchen

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  103. I would LOVE to own a Kitchen Helper.

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  104. I would love the step up and also the 4 in 1 flipping table easel

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  105. I like the All In One Modern Kitchen.
    longshaw4735@hotmail.com

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  106. My son would love the construction truck sort and match!

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  107. i like the all in one play kitchen
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  108. I was just looking at their catalog and I covet the One-to-Four Sorter, every single one of their Primary Puzzles, the sound and weight boxes, the See-Saw Sorter, the Peekaboo Lockboxes and the Wall-Mounted Barn Lockbox. :D

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  109. i like the Kiddie Rocker Chair Set - Red for my twin granddaughters
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  110. I would love the Mission Toy Box. Time for us to up date our toy boxes!
    jspeachyn5 at hotmail

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  111. My son would love the Deluxe Art Center!

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  112. I think my boys would really like the Construction Truck Sort and Match set.

    Jodi J

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  113. I would love the Art Activity Center for my grandson - Such wonderful activity furniture for children - takes me back to when my kids were small and things were built well!!!

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  114. I would love the
    Desk to Easel Art Cart.

    I could have one station with all of my kids art supplies handy. I would love that!

    thank you for the giveaway!

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

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  115. I could seriously use this in my class. I have children who have many different kinds of special needs and this would allow them to walk up onto the diaper changing table.
    Pennie
    iwillitryican@gmail.com

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  116. the deluxe art center and the Desk to Easel Art Cart

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  117. I like the Red Art Table & Chair Set
    alsmalu at hotmail.com

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  118. I'd love to have the magneatos

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  119. I like the hideaway country kitchen.

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  120. love the Deluxe Art Center

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  121. I like the step up kitchen helper.

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  122. i love the Sweetie Pie Table & Chairs

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  123. would love their red nordic rocker for my 3 year old grandson
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  124. The Little Lectern would be a perfect addition to our share time (writing, math, reading, etc)!

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  125. <3 this: http://guidecraft.com/product/135920/G97249/_/All_In_One_Play_Kitchen

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  126. I'd like to have the Mission Table & Chair Set

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  127. I LIKE THE Mission Table & Chair Set :)

    (SHAYNA B.)

    shebebes@yahoo.com

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  128. I love the Magneatos

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  129. judy gregory6/9/12, 2:32 PM

    Universal Storage Center
    USD$ 390.00 whoa i NEED this

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  130. My son would like the Primary Puzzle Board

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  131. I like the step up kitchen helper in white
    http://mobile.shopatron.com/products/productdetail/Step-Up+Kitchen+Helper%3A+White/part_number=G97328/195.0.1.1.37262.0.0.0.0?pp=8&

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  132. I love the Deluxe Art Center.
    patricia skinner

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  133. I would love to get the Magneatos Jumbo. Awesome!

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  134. Magneato's look fun!

    Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie

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  135. I would love to have the Moon & Stars Toybox.

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  136. I would love to have the Moon & Stars Toybox.

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  137. I would like the Espresso Storage Bench w/bins

    theresa j

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  138. Mission Storage Bench with Baskets - would go great in my guest room.

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  139. The Universal Storage Center is very nice.

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  140. The Hideaway Playtime Kitchen is my favorite.
    Susan Chester

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  141. I love the dinosaur block makes and teh hideaway playtime kitchen! Katy Harty

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  142. With 2 year old twins and a small 5 year old, these steps would be awesome!

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  143. The kitchen helper would be awesome with my little ones. I'd probably need at least 2! LOL

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  144. EEEEk! I'm heading to 4k---my little munchkins need one of these to reach that big, ole Promethean board!

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  145. Johnny- Amy Lynn




    High Rise Step-Up - Espresso
    USD$ 140.00

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  146. carol roberts6/12/12, 3:38 PM

    Magneatos Jumbo - 36 pcs

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  147. Laura Jacobson6/12/12, 5:06 PM

    Oh I also love the Single Canvas Book Display!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  148. I like their 4 in 1 flipping easel. They have a lot of nice art items that I love. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

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  149. HANSEL & GRETEL by Steve Light heather.loftus@aol.com

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  150. I like the Sweetie Pie Table & Chairs.

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  151. Magneatos Jumbo Mstr Bldr Set - 296 Pcs would be great.

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  152. I'm a storyteller so the Storytelling - Steve Light would be wonderful!

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  153. I (aka my son) would LOVE to get the Construction Truck Sort and Match.

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  154. I like the step up kitchen helper in espresso.
    Sherry Conrad
    discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

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  155. I am in LOVE with the "Red Racers" Upholstered Rocker!

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  156. magneatos would be great

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  157. mallory richardson6/14/12, 10:35 PM

    I love the Classic White Storage Bench with Baskets

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  158. All in one art center
    wcaligirl@gmail.com

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  159. I love the Step-Up Kitchen Helper: Espresso!

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  160. I love the Sweetie Pie Rocking Chair

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  161. I like the Locking Ladders - 75 pcs: http://guidecraft.com/product/506872/G16831/_/Locking_Ladders_-_75_pcs.
    lc.22@live.com
    thanks for the giveaway

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  162. I like the Art Table & Chair Set - Red.

    moosgoo99(at)aol(dot)com

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  163. Magneatos Jumbo - 36 pcs

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  164. I like the storybook boxes, they look so fun!

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  165. I like All In One Modern Kitchen

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  166. I like the Deluxe Art Center

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  167. I like the Hideaway Kitchen.

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  168. I think that the Little Lectern would be beneficial for our homeschool.
    repose4jr at gmail dot com

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  169. the retro rockers! my boys would flip out!

    ssgsweeps@ hotmail .com

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  170. The Butterfly Table Lamp is adorable!!

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  171. I like the Skyscraper Building Set!
    Thank you :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  172. I would love to try their Locking Ladders. My son would love this!

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  173. Step Up Kitchen helper would be my first choice!

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  174. Magneatos Jumbo - 144 Pcs.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  175. I like the Twisters Curves.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  176. I'd love to get the Art table & chair set... very cool

    gohanxavier@yahoo.com

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  177. I like the deluxe art center

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  178. sorting food trays - my one grandson loves wooden puzzles and soon will have a brother/sister in Jan. to use them too. But this stool will be perfect soon for him.
    jms362gainesville at yahoo dot com

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  179. We desperately need a toy box and I love the Papagayo Toy Box

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  180. I like All In One Modern Kitchen
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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  181. I would love the kiddie rocker chair set.

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  182. I would like to have a Tabletop Paper Center!

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  183. I would also love the 2 sided canvas book display!
    -Heather S

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  184. The Tabletop Paper Center is pretty cool!

    SHEILATF52 AT YAHOO DOT COM

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  185. household helpers,great for mom shes up in age

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  186. This looks much sturdier than the one I re-decorated for my bathroom! Would love this for my 1 year old who loves to climb :)

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  187. Love the Mission Storage Bench with Baskets.
    kat_emerick@yahoo.com

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  188. I like the All In One Play Kitchen

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  189. i like the Sweetie Pie Rocking Chair

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  190. I love the Deluxe Art Center as my daughter loves to create her own masterpieces.

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  191. My son would like the Deluxe Art Center.

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