I love letting my daughter "help" me make dinner, bake cookies, blend up smoothies, and wash the dishes. Up until recently, the hardest part about letting her help was that there was nowhere for her to stand. I ended up either holding her on my hip (which didn't work very well) or letting her sit or stand on the counter top (always with supervision, mind you). Some of my friends choose to pull up a chair from their dining room table for their little one to stand on, but that can be slightly dangerous too because toddlers aren't always the most graceful people.
This dilemma is one that Carol Gamble faced with her daughter and so she created a solution - The Learning Tower by little Partners, Inc.
Designed for children 18 months+, The Learning Tower is a step stool with a 15" x 18" adjustable height deck. Surrounding the deck are four sturdy sides which provide support while climbing on, or standing in the Tower.
Check out these incredible features:
My daughter stands in her Learning Tower every single day now without exception. It truly is a practical and functional and fabulous invention. The only downside is that it is rather large so it can't easily be "put away" or stored, but the various wood finishes are very classy and don't detract from the traditional "look" of modern kitchens. We keep ours out all of the time because we use it so often.
Interested in purchasing one for yourself? Find a retailer near you or shop for a Learning Tower online. The Learning Tower usually retails between $180 and $185.
WIN IT! One mama will win a Learning Tower of her own! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post prior to Tuesday, Mar. 25, at midnight (don't forget to follow the rules). The winner will be announced and contacted on Wednesday, March 26. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #69 guysrose. Congratulations!