|Item Weight||28 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||33.14 x 23.18 x 38.07 inches|
|Item model number||LP01411|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Assembled Height||22 inches|
|Assembled Width||24 inches|
|Assembled Length||39 inches|
Little Partners Kids Learning Tower Child Kitchen Stool Helper Adjustable Height Step Stool, Wooden Frame, Counter Step-Up Active Standing Tower (Natural)
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|Educational Objective||Team Building Skills, Creative Thinking|
|Item Weight||28 Pounds|
About this item
- LITTLE PARTNERS LEARNING TOWER — Designed by a Montessori school educator, the Learning Tower lifts your baby to kitchen counter height to encourage interaction and togetherness between children and parents.
- GREENGUARD GOLD – In addition to meeting all government safety standards, we go the extra step with Greenguard Gold Certification, contributing to cleaner indoor air and a healthier environment.
- ENCOURAGE YOUR KIDS — Young children love to help and explore, and now they can do so safely. Four-sided open frame with 2 steps for easy climbing helps toddlers to climb in and out by themselves, building confidence and independence.
- SAFE SUPPORT — The step stool supports up to 250lbs. and adjusts to four different heights to grow with your child, encouraging independence throughout their childhood. Safety rails, handholds and rounded edges offer additional security.
- PERFECT ADD-ONS — Little Partners Silicone Play Mat provides a non-slip platform to help prevent falls. Enhance the fun with the Little Partners Art and Education board attachment. Both are available as additional accessories.
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Helping Imaginations Grow
For 30 years, Little Partners has provided parents and caregivers with products that are designed to nurture young children and inspire independence by creating safe environments that foster exploration, interaction, and play.
Founded by a mom and Montessori-trained educator, Little Partners began with her close observation of her then toddler-age daughter. At the time, she noticed her daughter was capable of and desiring to complete many tasks by herself, but she lacked the appropriate environment in which to do so. With this in mind, the design of the "Original" Learning Tower was created, an adjustable-height platform offering quality, safety, and most importantly, a space for toddlers to act independently as well as interact with adults.
Today, Little Partners has grown to include a variety of products designed to nurture a child’s blossoming independence.
The Learning Tower
by Little Partners
The Learning Tower by Little Partners is the original Learning Tower with it's first to market design. It has been carefully designed to provide a secure environment to stimulate a child's imagination and allow it to blossom.
By raising a child up to counter height safely, it nurtures a child's innate desire to be independent and to participate alongside parents, siblings and friends.
For children, the world is a magical and curious place. They learn by mirroring others with the ultimate goal of being able "to do it myself".
The Learning Tower allows them to feel like an active member of the family, fully engaged in the learning and creative process.
The solid wood tower is made of high-quality, sustainably harvested wood with non-toxic paint and finishes. 100% child safe, The Learning Tower meets all federal safety standards for children.
- For use with children 2 years to 6 years
- Greenguard Gold Certified
- Tested to hold up to 500lbs. (We over test so you don't have to worry)
- 4-position adjustable platform (no tools needed to adjust)
- Large, roomy platform (15" x 18"), even large enough to hold two children
- Item Measures: 33.14"L x 23.18"W x 38.07"H
- Item weight: 26.43lbs
Provides a safe, engaging and nurturing environment for your child to learn. Helps promote trust in themselves and their world. Develops confidence in their emerging abilities and independence in their daily tasks.
Plenty of Room to be Independent
Large, roomy platform provides plenty of space for your child to move around. Two built-in steps and large openings make it easy for children to climb in and out of their own favorite "space" in the kitchen.
The Right Height Adjustment
Platform adjusts to four positions for children to stand safely at the counter to enjoy self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play.
Add to the Fun with Add-Ons
Add more fun with Little Partners Developmental Activity Boards, Silicone Mats, Tent Play Houses and Learn 'N Share Side-Attach Easels.
Having children of our own, we’re obsessed with building safe, quality products for YOUR children. Our goal is to help every parent feel comfortable and confident.
We go above and beyond by not only meeting federal safety standards, but also being the first and only brand in this category to offer Greenguard Gold Certification contributing to a healthier environment.
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2018
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One downfall I see with it is the size. It is on the bigger side so it won’t work in a small space. We don’t have a HUGE kitchen but fortunately have room at the end of our counter where it fits nicely. It does create a much more narrow walkway behind it but since it’s fairly easy to move, it’s not a problem to relocate it when we have a larger group of people over. So before purchasing, make sure to consider the size of the tower to make sure it will fit in the space you’d like to use it. Also, think about if it will conveniently fit in that space a majority of the time you own it and if not, do you have another convenient location to store it when not in use. Just remember that it’s BIG.
Another issue...I DO think you need to be cautious when using this with younger children. We allowed our first daughter to get in it when she was 18 months old (minimum age requirement) and she accidentally fell out due to the size of the openings for children to climb in and out. At that point, we asked a family member to make a sort of guard rail insert to block that from happening again. What he made is wooden and removable, so we kept it in the tower until our daughter was a little older and then just reinserted it for each child when they needed it for the younger ages. We were fortunate to have someone to do this, where others might not have that option, so it would be nice if it came with something like it when you purchase the tower. I think it needs something to keep children from accidentally falling out BUT it should be removable because once they are older and more aware of the openings, the openings are really nice because then kids can get in and out independently. I really think the company should develop some sort of safety device as I described or increase the minimum age.
The company was great to deal with. We contacted them directly because there was a missing part to ours. It WAS disappointing because we wanted it for Christmas morning when we bought it but at least our daughter was too little to realize, so it was OK. The company made up for the mistake by sending the part, which arrived quickly, and they sent a complimentary accessory for the tower (lemonade stand and ice cream stand playhouse kit)! That was totally unexpected but hugely appreciated for the inconvenience of the missing part!
In terms of using the tower, there are SO many things you can do with it (again, assuming you have the space). We primarily use it for our girls to work on activities like Playdoh, coloring, puzzles, etc. AND helping with cooking/meal prep.
We also purchased the chalkboard and dry erase attachment for the tower. I highly recommend this accessory, as our daughters LOVE playing with that part. It’s just an additional thing they can do with the tower. I’m not sure how it would be to add the chalkboard/dry erase board after you’ve already built the tower. I’m pretty sure you would have to partially take it apart if you decided to purchase it after the fact (something to consider when purchasing). We decided to get the board right away so we only had to deal with assembly once.
What I love the most about it is the sturdiness and the size of the standing area. You can fit two little ones in it at a time, which has been great for us. It has different positions for the floor so you can adjust the height for your children based on their needs. I love that it can be used for children up to 6 and it offers a safer option for standing at the counter than simple standing on a chair.
We purchased the natural wood finish and am really happy we did. I didn’t want to worry about the possibility of paint chipping or being damaged, making it look worn over time. The natural wood has held up nicely and cleans up beautifully.
This is so great to help keep your children engaged in activities in the room with you while you’re busy doing other things or if you want them to work on something with you!
Even with the few issues I mentioned, I still rated this 5 stars because I feel as long as customers are informed of those few concerns, the pros outweigh any of the negatives.
I would highly recommend this item as long as you have space for it!
A safety note, the handle to adjust the height should lock so fingers don't get pinched. The manufacturer could easily add a simple lock. We had to use a zip tie.
Some of the things we enjoy using this amazing Learning Tower for at this time....
Washing hands, cleaning face after snack and meal times
Making and playing with homemade play dough
Playing with pots/pans and large spoons
Texture games - wooden cooking tools, metal spoons, plastic spatulas, brushes, sponges, etc.
Food Prep - washing, tearing, sorting
This is likely going to be a fixture in our home for many years to come. The natural wood color was perfect for our home, we wanted something natural and easy to go with the theme of our simple decor. I was torn between the colors, though. Once she is older we will likely enjoy purchasing the add-ons for her imaginary play time (tents for puppet shoes, popcorn stand, etc). We did buy the chalk board/white board but we will hold off until she is a bit older before we attach it, for now she is enjoying the other great things she's able to learn having the ability to be at our level.
We live in a NYC apartment so we aren't able to keep this sitting in our kitchen, if we had an island (as most pictures show) we possibly could always leave it out for her to evenutally climb on and have safe foods, snacks and kitchen tools to play with. It's too heavy for a child to move, it can slide easily though...smoothly so it doesn't mess with our wooden floors.
I am not strong, by any means, and I put this together. It is simple, following instructions completely, and it took me about half an hour from start to finish once I had all the supplies out and knew what was what. The delivery was fast and everything came in great condition. Easy to wipe down clean, easy to move, although a bit on the heavy side...it means it's safe for my active baby going into toddler years can enjoy without it tipping over. The extra bottom anchors it comes with are a great option to include, for added safety, and we will likely always keep those on.
I highly recommend this for any parent, kids are curious about what we do at our level and want to learn how to do for themselves. It's a great, safe, and fun way for them to be part of the process in learning how to be independent. Afterall, we are raising adults. Having my daughter stand on a chair or other type of tower just didn't seem safe to me. The platform is spacious enough they can keep their balance and this is a fabulous model that adjusts to their height. I would buy this again many times, it's a positive fixture in our home for our daughter.
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It's incredibly sturdy, really useful for kids to see what's going on on kitchen surfaces and to get involved - plus just climbing into it is a challenge at first.
Age 2 was a little too young to be using it as there are large gaps in the structure for kids to get in and out easily. Obviously, you need to supervise them very closely at all times. I also tied a scarf along the back for an extra barrier out of paranoia at first in case she suddenly fell backwards and I couldn't catch her in time, although I'm sure that's not official health and safety advice!
It's been wonderful for doing cooking together, or for her to play with toys or playdough while I prepare dinner next to her. Especially earlier on, it saved her from feeling left out and not being able to see what I was doing.
One downside is that it does make the kitchen worksurfaces more reachable for little hands, so they have to be bare at all times. My child could slide the thing on a laminate floor before the age of 3 and so managed to get to some fruit that way in seconds! But I found putting foam pads on the base made it impossible to move without an adult lifting it.
The final downside is the feet. The thing is ever so safe and sturdy and presumably the feet play a big part in that, but I lost count of how many times we stubbed our toes on it at first. We were using it in a very small kitchen - and I did worry that it'd take too much space, but for the benefits that it has brought of us being able to share activities - after a year of using it - I would highly recommend it. It's become a daily item of furniture in our home.
It is rather big but not as horrible to have in the kitchen as I feared. Just be careful with the feet which you can stumble over. And we plan to add something ourselves to close the whole in the bag before little sister starts using it as you can otherwise fall out when leaning backwards! (read reviews on amazon.com and similar). You can buy an easel for the learning tower which closes the hole but for a strange reason it is sold at 10 times the price here on amazon.uk compared to on amazon.com - more expensive than the tower. So we will probably make something ourselves. But apart from that a great product. So happy I finally found what I was looking for.