The Little Tikes company began in 1970 and was founded by Tom Murdough. In the late 70s, the company created toys that delighted kids everywhere. These toys were a child’s play kitchen, the turtle sandbox with shell lid, and the Cozy Coupe.
In the early 80s, the company created a plastic picnic table for kids that became wildly popular. Rubbermaid bought the company in 1984 and in 1986, popular children’s television host, Mr. Rogers had a visit to Little Tikes.
Still popular since its creation, the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Car is still a child favorite. The Coupe has gone through some updates including the ability for parents to be able to push the vehicle.
It has storage in the back of the toy and the gas cap will open and close. The wheels can turn completely around. It has a removable floor board, so parents can put it in or remove it depending on if their children need it.
The Coupe can support a weight limit of 50 pounds and is for kids 18 months up to 5 years of age. The Little Tikes Turtle Sandbox never lost its popularity. The sandbox is made of molded plastic for long lasting durability and has seats on the outer edge of the sandbox for children to be able to sit and play. The area is roomy enough to hold the recommended 150 pounds of sand. The top of the sandbox has a turtle shell that helps protect the contents from the outdoor weather.
Another ever popular toy is the Little Tikes Cozy Shopping Cart. The car seat can hold a doll or stuffed toy up to 12″. This toy has high sides for holding plenty of pretend shopping items. There’s room under the basket for other items.
One of the newest offerings from Little Tikes is the Little Tikes Get Out n’ Grill Kitchen Set. This grill has the look of stone and includes a sink as well as a cooking burner on either side.
When children turn the knobs, the grill will make a sound. Beneath the grill, cabinets can hold the play items that come with the toy. These items include buns, a set of tongs, a spatula, ketchup, hotdog and hamburger. The grill can be utilized indoor or outdoor and is suitable for children 2-5 years of age.
Another new offering is the Little Tikes Big Dog Truck Ride On. This toy has four ways for kids age 1-3 to use it. It can act as a toy dump truck, as a walker or a wagon and as a ride on toy. The truck has 7 different sound effects and a storage area beneath the seat.