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I love to cook with my kids and I start them young. I usually start giving my kids small tasks in the kitchen before they turn two. It’s a bit more work in the short run but long term, I promise it pays off. My 12 year old can now cook just about if he has a recipe and most of my kids take turns cooking dinner throughout the week. When cooking with young kids, there’s one thing I always recommend: The Learning Tower.
I’ve used the Learning Tower since my kids were little (you can check out a video review we did years ago when my boys were little). They’ve since redesigned the tower and made it better than ever.
What is a Learning Tower?
The Learning Tower is an awesome way to get your kids up to the counter in a safe way. It’s essentially a step-stool on steroids. Think about what your kids do when they want to check out what you are doing in the kitchen. They probably either stand on a step-stool or pull a kitchen chair up the counter, right?
Here’s why that’s a problem: kids can fall off of chairs, chairs can slip, and fingers can get smashed between the counter and the chair.
We learned this first hand when my second son was a preschooler. He’d hopped up on a step-stool next to the kitchen sink to wash his hands. The stool slipped out from under him and he hit his lip hard against the counter. He had a habit of biting his bottom lip and he just happened to be doing that when he fell so he bit through his bottom lip.
Yes, I said through.
The Learning Tower solves that problem. It gives kids a way to get up to the counter without the risk of tipping a chair over or falling off.
Kids can climb in and out of The Learning Tower on their own to get to the counter and the base is adjustable so you can lower it as they grow.
My now 3 year old actually used The Learning Tower as a high chair at our kitchen table for a while because she would not sit in a high chair without trying to climb out so it wasn’t safe for her to be in one.
The whole thing is super sturdy. There’s no way a child could tip it over . . . trust me, mine have tried.
The platform is actually big enough for two kids to fit on it together, which is kind of perfect for twins but even my other kids would often climb on together when they wanted to do something at the counter.
The Learning Tower has some great accessories including an attached easel. After using the old version and the newly designed version I am in love with this new version. The old one was great but it just hung on the side of the tower so my kids would often kick it loose. The newly designed easel actually attaches to the side of the learning tower so there’s no getting it off.
You can use it as a white board, chalk board, magnet board, or easel. To switch it out, all you do is slide the chalkboard piece through a slit in the side. What I really love about this is when you put the chalk board insert in, you can leave any magnets on behind it to keep them in place. My kids used to carry our magnet letters all over the house because they were just always right there. Now I can keep them covered up unless we are using them so they won’t get lost. What a brilliant design!
The white board includes clips for holding paper so your kids can paint or draw. The easel has two built in paint jars and a small platform for your eraser or markers.
With active toddlers, I love having a space that they can play safely in the kitchen and they really love feeling involved while I’m cooking. We get so much use out of our Learning Tower. I’ve been recommending it for years to parents of toddlers and preschoolers and the new version is even better.
Learning Tower Giveaway
I’m so excited about this giveaway. We have one Learning Tower to give away to a lucky reader.
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Disclosure: Learning Tower provided product for this post and a giveaway prize.