Do your kids love to help in the kitchen? Mine do, but it's been a struggle to find a way they can reach things on the counter. Chairs are a little scary and wobbly, and it's too difficult to hold two kids up and let them work with me. Luckily, a Facebook ad popped up about the Little Partners Learning Tower that caught my interest. They offered to send me one in exchange for an honest review, and I can't wait to share it with you!
Little Partners Learning Tower Review
I can't begin to tell you how excited I am about the Little Partners Learning Tower! Since my daughter was about two, she's been dragging chairs into the kitchen to give her access to the counter. Whether she wants to help make dinner, get herself a glass of water, or help with the dishes, she's hauled a chair in to stand on. There were a few issues with this. First, she'd sometimes fall off the chair or get wobbly and grab something on the counter to steady herself, causing a huge mess. Second, I was sick of all my dining room chairs ending up in the kitchen! Every meal I'd end up pushing at least two back to the dining room so we could sit and eat. Then, the Learning Tower showed up!
Assembling the tower wasn't difficult, and was made easier by a power drill. I immediately loved how sturdy the tower is. Obviously it needs to be to withstand daily use from kids, ha! It also had a larger base than I expected, which I really appreciate because both kids like to help at the same time.
Our daughter Harper quickly learned how to climb into the tower. Not only does she love it for working in the kitchen, but she also wants to use it as a fort or a house, so it serves many purposes. I actually recently saw that Little Partners has adorable Playhouse Kits you can order to go along with the Learning Towers, and we may have to purchase those. Our kids would love having a lemonade or ice cream stand to play in!
Harper was ready to bake as soon as we got the tower put together. I'll be honest, I haven't been great about letting her help in the kitchen. This is mostly because we haven't had a way for her to reach the counter easily, so the Little Partners Learning Tower has solved that issue.
I love that you can adjust the base to four different levels depending on your kids' height and the height of the counter. It's so simple to move the base up or down, but not simple enough that my kids have bothered trying, which is perfect.
Harper and I made some lemon bars while her brother napped, and we really had so much fun. Usually I'm worrying about her falling off a chair or freaking out because she's dumped flour everywhere. While we still had a few ingredients miss the bowl, she had so much more control on the Learning Tower than a chair that most of them made it in.
You could tell that she felt safe on the tower also, and she wasn't grabbing onto me every few seconds to keep from falling like she would when she'd stand on a chair.
Because the Little Partners Learning Tower has railings on all four sides, I never worry about my kids falling off. They have control and room to move on the base. It really is the perfect solution for letting kids help in the kitchen. When I first saw it I wasn't sure it would be worth it, but it absolutely is.
Our cat even joined her for a little while! When the kids aren't using the tower in the kitchen, the cats find it a good place to nap 😉
Harper also loves to help with dishes and she can easily do them with the tower. Even if your kids don't like doing dishes, they might be more inclined with the Learning Tower.
We chose the tower in white because it matched our kitchen best. I was a little worried that it would be hard to clean before we got it. Now that we've used it multiple times, though, I've found it's very easy to wipe down with a wet cloth.
Since the tower is rated up to 500 pounds and suggested for 18 months-6 years, we will be using it for a long time. My only regret is that we didn't discover it sooner, because I know we would have used it when Harper was younger as well. I foresee us getting so much use out of it as the kids get older and help out even more in the kitchen.
Overall, the Little Partners Learning Tower exceeded my expectations and I absolutely love it! Not only is it sturdy and safe, it makes my life a million times easier. I love that my kids can help me in the kitchen, and they love it too. I think everyone with young kids should own one of these, and I'm not exaggerating!
WIN IT: Our friends at Little Partners are generously offering a Learning Tower to one lucky reader! The winner will get to choose the color. Open to the continental US only, ages 18 and up. Ends on April 11th at 11:59 PM EST.
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