Toddlers and little kids love to help in the kitchen. Between that and needing to be lifted up to reach the sink to wash their hands 20 times a day, having a sturdy, safe step-stool in the house is a huge advantage. Montessori learning towers are one of the best solutions for these exact situations. With everyone at home, and parents needing their children to do anything independently, these stools are rising in popularity.
When looking at recent trends, Etsy reported a 247% increase in searches for Montessori towers (compared to a 118% increase in searches for kids step stools). It's no wonder people love these unique stools, because they really do offer a little kid some independence — one of the cornerstone philosophies of the Montessori method is to provide an "environment so the child can master movements and become functionally independent," according to Montessori Guide. Their design allows a toddler to easily crawl on and off and keeps them contained to the platform with safety bars completely surrounding them. Parents can let their kids climb up to the high platform, and reach over the sink to wash their hands, without having to be worried they'll topple over, though you should of course always supervise young ones when they are using the tower.
Sound like something you could use in your home? Here are 10 Montessori towers that you and your kid will love.
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