My daughter loves to help in the kitchen, but sometimes it is just easier to set her down with an art project or turn on a cartoon while I am cooking so I can get things done faster. I don’t know about you, but when my daughter drags a chair from the kitchen table up to the counter, needs help getting on and off it, then needs a constant spotter to make sure she doesn’t fall down, it’s hard to get too much cooking done. If we are doing something interactive or fun it is not a big deal, but when I have 30 minutes to get dinner on the table and she wants to “help” I am often torn whether to let her get involved.
She has loved helping put salads together, knead bread and her favorite is to cut sliced cheese with a plastic knife (see picture, right). As we continue our review I would like to find other uses for the tower at the kitchen table or other parts of the house to see the other ways it can come in handy. One idea I have for my daughter to do this week when my babysitter is over to help is wash the windows! I usually have her do the bottom of the sliding doors or windows where she can reach, but she will be thrilled to be able to reach more of the glass.
Have you seen or considered a Learning Tower? We are in love so far and will keep you posted in additional articles (and a giveaway ;-)) to follow!