The Learning Tower: Review Part II
Friday night pizza is a pretty big deal in our home. We look forward to it all week long. It’s such fun to discuss just how we want our crust, which toppings we’ll have, if we should try a different kind of cheese or a new sauce recipe.
The Learning Tower is instrumental to the success of pizza night. With the help of his “towa”, O is able to participate in nearly all aspects of our pizza creation. His favorite part is kneading, patting, and rolling the dough!
Pizza Night begins with everyone washing their hands at the sink with the help of mama or papa to regulate water temperature (and usage). Then we move the tower over to the counter to make our pizza. With the floor of the tower in the second notches from the top, it is the perfect height for O to reach everything while still allowing the top edge of the tower to be high enough to keep O safe, unlike a chair or step stool that he could unintentionally step or fall off. Then while our dinner bakes, O thinks it is great fun to help clean up!
Although our Learning Tower generally stays in the same spot in our kitchen, it is lightweight enough so that moving it to the sink and back isn’t a big deal. It is not, however, so lightweight that O can move it himself. It is a rather large object but the simplicity of the design prevents it from taking up too much space (and we have a rather small kitchen). The tower has a clear finish, protecting it from inevitable spills and splashes. Oftentimes while we’re working at the sink we drape a towel over the floor of the tower to prevent O from slipping. (He never has.) We use our Learning Tower several times a day, everyday. I can honestly say it has changed the way we live. I don’t know what we’d do without it!
As I said last week, I’m thrilled to be offering you this review and give-away series! I hope to see you all next week for the give-away! Are you as excited as I am!?
See you then!
- The Learning Tower website can be found here.
- If you missed part I of our review, please find it here.
- O’s “little helper apron” is blogged about here.
- We like an adapted version of the Joy of Cooking pizza dough recipe. You can find the original here. We use honey to sweeten and replace 1/3-1/2 of the total flour with whole wheat.