Healthy Kids

This Moment: Love My Learning Tower

This Moment Love My Learning Tower
The Learning Tower we got for Valentine’s Day is as awesome as I had hoped and dreamed. No more Penelope standing on a chair with the possibility of her cracking her head open at any moment.

She LOVES to stir and help. I put about a cup of dried lentils in a bowl and she stirred them for a good 15 minutes.
This Moment Love My Learning Tower
And then she thought it would be a good idea to dump my entire bottle of Paprika onto the floor and counter. Oh well, the mess is so worth it. And yes, that is a Cuisinart food processor circa 1983 that I bought at a garage sale for $10 and works like a charm.

I love having her in the kitchen with me and hope it continues for the rest of her life. I hope that she will never have to go through what I went though/still go through in regards to having to teach myself how to cook. I really believe that part of being a good parent is not only feeding our children healthy foods, but teaching our children how to actually prepare and cook healthy foods for themselves one day.

But that’s a topic for another day. Today just want to say GO GET A LEARNING TOWER!!!

You Might Also Like

  • Maria
    February 25, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    We LOVED our learning tower too. 🙂

  • eidolons
    February 25, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    I've wanted one of these for so long. But my husband thinks they look flimsy and thinks they'll easily fall apart with water damage and messy toddlers.

    Happily, my kids are super tall. So a stool (with non-slip grippies) seems to work well enough.

  • Ecological Babies
    February 28, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    We equally love our learning tower. The older Rita Clare gets, the more I love it. It's so nice to feel like they are safe, instead of worrying about tipping over (or helping them to learn to stand on chairs).

  • Carrie Grimes, Marketing
    February 28, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    Thanks for the great endorsement! We are glad to hear you are enjoying your learning tower so much. It will grow with Penelope for many years to come!

  • Sheri
    February 28, 2011 at 10:26 PM

    The Learning Tower seems like a good idea, but way out of our budget right now, maybe in the next year or two I will get one, but with K being only a year old, I don't think right now is the right time.

    That being said, I can't wait to have my little helper in the kitchen with me helping me cook and bake. It'll be like a dream come true. I never got to help my mom cook at all, so my MIL is always teaching me something new. I hope to use my knowledge to teach my daughter as well!

  • Kara Newby
    July 29, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    HI there. I just found your blog through pintrest and really like it. My son is only 13 mo's but I keep saying I need something like the learning tower- I actually didn't know it existed. So many times he just wants to be up where I am so he can watch what I am doing. I am am wondering through, if it's worth the investment. How long did you mama use it with your children?

  • Stephanie
    July 30, 2011 at 3:01 AM

    @Sheri..if you google online, there are plans and tutorials on how to make one yourself. My husband wanted to make one, but his projects take like a full year to accomplish since he is so lazy, that I didn't want to wait for him. 🙂
    Hi Kara! So glad you are here! I think it is totally worth it! I am pretty sure you can use till like age 4 or 5. It also comes with attachments to turn it into a play house, a puppet theater and an art easel. I highly recommend it!

  • Kara Newby
    July 30, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    wow, thanks for suggesting the DIY approach. My husband and I found a lot of great ideas, and I think it is going to be our weekend project next weekend!

  • Lindsey Cowen
    September 27, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    We use a bench that came with our corner nook. Both of my girls (2 and 4) share a spot next to the counter as they put chopped veggies into the pan as I'm cooking. I agree, though. I absolutely LOVE having my two helpers around to absorb everything I know about cooking!

  • Laura
    October 21, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Loved how you said that you hope she continues to love being in the kitchen with you! My daughter and my son have always helped me out. (We homeschooled my daughter all the way through HS.) When she got her first job in the college town, and we visited her at work….We walked into the “mom & pop” cafe that she was working both waitressing and short order cooking. First thing the owner asked me was, “Who taught your daughter how to cook? Was that you? Cause she’s the first college student we’ve ever had that already knew how to cook some.” She cooked our orders, though I actually I had to send by my chicken back cause the inside wasn’t done…I chuckled about it. And sure enough after they closed, my daughter whispered to me, “The owner came in while I was cooking, and she said “chickens done, better take it off now”…And I could tell without even cutting into it that it still needed more.” Both my kids now have part-time jobs working in the kitchens, and my son likes working in the “back” at as opposed to the registers, of the Chick-Fil-A at our Mall. Oh and mine started by sorting and counting the silverware as they loaded them into the basket of the dishwasher…a job they loved, now they could do without that one though! lol