How an Adjustable Learning Tower for Toddlers Improves Independence, Attention and Fun

The Tinnitots adjustable learning tower for toddlers helps elevate them to bench-top height. This lets your child get involved in more activities and helps them do things by themselves.

This article will help you understand:

  • How to use the learning tower safely.
  • The benefits for you and your child of using it.
  • When to buy one.
  • Activities and ideas for using the learning tower.

Using the Adjustable Learning Tower Safely

Our learning towers are inspired by the Montessori step stool. The tower enables your child to join in kitchen activities such as cooking and preparing meals, by being at the same height as you. That is why it is also known as a kitchen helper tower. The tower can also be used in the bathroom for water play and teeth brushing. Some parents also set it up near the kitchen sink for playing with water maybe with a few bubbles and plastic toys.

Because the learning tower raises your toddler up, one of the most common questions parents ask is about safety and preventing their child from falling off. Our design features a safety bar set at waist height that prevents the toddler from toppling backwards. The front and sides are easy to hold onto for balance. And because the tower is pushed up to the bench your child tends to lean forward to play.

The Tinnitots Wooden Learning Tower conforms to Australian and New Zealand safety standards and is designed to be safe. The wider base and strong diagonal frame make it very stable. It is designed to carry a weight of up to 50 kilograms.

One of the great features of our product is that it is adjustable. This means both the first step and the main standing platform can be set in 3 different positions. The learning tower can be raised or lowered to suit different benchtop heights in the kitchen and bathroom. It can also be adjusted for varying table heights for other play activities such as playdough, fingerpainting or helping you with pot planting.

We recommend always supervising your toddler when using the learning tower. And then storing the learning tower safely after use. The tower is always a safer option for your child than using a stool or chair. It is wise to let your younger toddler know they are only to use it when a parent or adult is around to supervise. Once they get bigger you may rethink this depending on your child and safety.

The Benefits of Using our Learning Tower

Having a well-designed and adjustable learning tower enables us to provide a range of benefits including:

  • Enables your toddler to safely join in kitchen activities. Being at a higher eye level helps them feel included and provides the opportunity for a chat and learning new words.

  • The child can see a variety of new foods being prepared and get to try some too.

  • Encourages independence and confidence as your child can get in and out of the tower by themselves.

  • Provides opportunities to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

  • They get to enjoy being a similar height to older children and have fun with them. This helps build confidence and self-esteem.

  • The climbing aspect of the tower helps strengthen little arms and legs. The standing platform develops core stability and balance skills.

  • Our tower is made from premium quality birch wood and designed to last. Saving you money.

  • Non-toxic paint colours make it easy to clean by wiping down. And they go well with your décor.

  • It is lightweight and easier to move around and store than some larger models.

When to Buy a Learning Tower

The best time to buy a learning tower is when your child can easily stand and has possibly started to walk. This usually occurs around 12 – 18 months of age. At this age, toddlers will have enough strength and mobility to climb into the learning tower by themselves. This is important in helping children develop independence and the ability to do things by themselves without instructions.

As mentioned previously, as your child grows you can adjust the height so it can be used for a few years. If you have a second child, you can easily pass the tower onto them to use.

Sometimes having two learning towers in the house makes sense if you have children whose ages are close together. It can also help with having one in the kids’ bathroom for brushing teeth time. This encourages them to take ownership of brushing their teeth early on, with your help of course.

Activities and Ideas for Using the Adjustable Learning Tower

Once you have purchased a learning tower you will find it gets used every day. Multiple times a day. Toddlers naturally want to be included and want to learn to do things by themselves. This just helps them do that, so they love using it. It also lets you spend more time face to face with your child which is great.

One of the main uses of the tower is to enable your child to become a little kitchen helper. Having a kitchen tower creates possibilities for all sorts of activities.

Kitchen Tower Activities

  • Helping you make a cake or muffins by putting the ingredients into the bowl and mixing it up. And maybe spoon it into the muffin tin.
  • Preparing lunch by helping make sandwiches or a salad.
  • Helping to wash vegetables and fruit in the kitchen sink and hand them to you for cutting and preparing.
  • Washing dishes in the sink.
  • Using a plastic cookie cutter to cut out biscuits shapes and put them on a tray.
  • Let your child watch while you prepare dinner, so they see what happens and understand a little about how their dinner gets made and served up.

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Bathroom Activities Using the Learning Tower

  • Brushing teeth.
  • Brushing their hair.
  • Washing hands.
  • Watching Dad shave or Mum put makeup on.
  • Playing in the bathroom sink with some water and plastic toys.
  • Using the tap and watching the water go down the plughole.

Help you kids get independent and confident by adding a learning tower which keeps them safe

Learning Tower Play Activities

  • Doing simple puzzles at the kitchen table or bench.
  • Playdough fun.
  • Sorting objects into sizes, shapes or colours.
  • Kinder-style craft activities.
  • Looking at books.

Activities Using the Learning Tower Outside

  • Painting and drawing when the fun can get a bit messy.
  • Helping with gardening like potting up flowers, planting seeds or cuttings.
  • Watching Dad in the shed or workshop doing something fun and safe at the workbench.

Easy Assembly

The adjustable learning tower comes with instructions and an Allen key for easy assembly. It comes in two colours and has a smooth finish.

Is the Adjustable Learning Tower Worth Buying?

Considering the amount of use your toddler will get out of it, the learning tower is worth buying. And if you have more children, this will be in use for even longer.

In fact, get one for Grandma’s house too as she will love looking after your toddler at her place with a learning tower to help.

The Tinnitots adjustable learning tower will develop your child’s independence and sense of being able to join in at the eye level of grown-ups. It also assists your child’s climbing and balance.

As with all Montessori-inspired products, the most worthwhile outcome of buying the adjustable learning tower is helping your toddler do things by themselves. Buy our Wooden Learning Tower today and have more fun in the kitchen together.

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