When Jackson was about Sidney’s age, we purchased a Learning Tower by Little Partners. I first learned about the Learning Tower while taking a New Mom’s Group class at a local baby store, Bellani Maternity. In case you’ve never experienced a Learning Tower in person, I’ll give you the quick definition: it’s a “safety stool” that kids as young as 18 months can climb on, up to kids as old as my niece who is 7 (it can hold up to 500 lbs though, check out their FAQ).
I first wrote about the Learning Tower here back in May of 2011 on a post about how to keep a toddler occupied. At the time, we used the Learning Tower for Jackson to reach the counter while drawing, crafting, eating and watching us cook. I am not exaggerating when I say the Learning Tower has been used every single day since we brought it home.
Since 2 kids can safely stand in the Learning Tower at the same time, Sidney has started to join Jackson while coloring and crafting. For Christmas last year Santa brought Jackson & Sidney the art easel to hang off the side of the Learning Tower. Jackson loves using the dry erase side and it can be switched around to show a chalkboard, both sides are magnetic too- perfect to hang their latest artwork.
When I had the opportunity to review a playhouse kit by the makers of Learning Tower, Little Partners, I jumped at the chance. They make 2 different versions of the playhouse kit: a puppet theater/popcorn stand and an ice cream/lemonade stand. I chose the ice cream/lemonade stand since we already have a puppet theatre and I envisioned the lemon stand being used a lot in the summer time. I showed it to the kids last night while 3 of their friends were over to watch the Patriots’ game.
I hadn’t finished putting it on the Learning Tower (super-easy to install) when our ice cream/lemonade stand was crawling with kids. They were packed inside, selling ice cream to each other and using their imaginations. Even the babies got involved by crawling into the “stand” and handing out cones. All 5 kids had a blast and I know they will for years in the future. The playhouse kit is worth every penny of the $39.99 asking price and is a no-brainer to purchase if you already own a Learning Tower. If you don’t own a Learning Tower kit (yet) and have young children, I highly recommend one. Even my husband, who is pretty skeptical of most kids’ items, tells everyone who will listen that the Learning Tower was the best purchase we made for our family.
I’m giving one lucky Baby Gators Den reader a playhouse kit of their own (Learning Tower not included), thanks to the wonderful people at Little Partners! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below or leave a comment below telling me which kit you would like to win:
**I was provided product in order to facilitate the review but, as always, I’ve provided my honest opinion.**