Being just over 5 feet tall can bring many challenges, not only to me, but to my husband as well. I am always asking him to grab things from top shelves. I look absolutely pathetic while trying to jump up high enough to get cereal from the top cupboard. I know what it’s like to be short, and can only imagine what it feels like to be only 3 feet tall.
Kids love to know what their parents are doing, cooking, cleaning or just reading the newspaper, if we are doing anything exciting on the counter top, DD HAS to be there. She used to take a small step stool and bring it around the kitchen to wherever we were working. Unfortunately, we did have to cut it out because she was either not balanced or not paying attention and would walk off the end. However there is a safe and fun solution that has proven to be an excellent way for DD to be involved in kitchen duties.
The Learning Tower from Little Partners has been a life saver! This is a secure and safe tower that allows DD to stand up tall and participate in cooking, crafting and everything else that goes on in the kitchen (I’m from the Maritimes, so EVERYTHING happens in the kitchen). My husband was able to set this up in no time, he is a seasoned pro at assembling furniture, but this piece seemed to go together extra quickly – even with a bit of unsolicited help.
The Learning Tower is a little bit big and our kitchen. We do have a large island in the middle of the kitchen which leaves very little room for the Learning Tower, so we keep the tower at the same place at all times, right along the Island. The good part is, we do mostly everything in the kitchen on the island so DD is right there to see what is going on at all times (here we are making Easter eggs). If you have a larger kitchen, it would be easy to put some felt on the bottom of the feet of the tower and it could be pushed around to all of the counters in the kitchen.
DD loves the Learning Tower, she is always standing up on the easily adjustable shelf. As she gets taller, the shelf can be lowered. Although the tower is open on all sides, there are protective rails that keep kids inside at all times. We’ve been using the Learning Tower for over a month, every single day and we haven’t had a single accident (other than a few adult stubbed toes on the bottom of the tower).
Although it is suggested the the tower can be used as a puppet theater, we have only used it in the kitchen, but we do use it everyday, nearly all day. DD quickly props herself up on the Learning Tower using the two little “steps” to help with baking, eating and everything else throughout the day. It’s safe and it keeps her OFF the island. It’s been a very welcome addition to our kitchen, I am even tempted to use it from time to time so I can reach above the fridge.
This product comes with a very high recommendation for anyone who has children who like to spend time in the kitchen and can’t quite reach the counter top (I would think this probably covers nearly every child).
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