The 8 Best Learning Towers For Kids

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This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Parents of toddlers know that their offspring frequently want to be at countertop height, whether it’s to help you cook or to participate in crafts and games. Standing on a chair is a tad precarious, so for a far safer alternative, try one of these learning towers and step stools, which are specifically designed to keep kids free from harm while they enjoy their favorite activities from higher up. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Little Partners Chalkboard Deluxe

2. SDADI Kids

3. Little Partners Toddler Step-Up

Editor's Notes

August 25, 2020:

Today the Kinbor Baby Solid Wood joins our list, as another viable option that can grow with your child, thanks to its adjustable height settings between 12 and 20 inches. It’s made with safety in mind, thanks to sturdy handles and railings and anti-tip feet. It’s constructed of sustainably sourced pine wood, and you can choose either a natural finish or a white one. We moved the Little Partners Chalkboard Deluxe into the top spot, as this versatile model provides a lot of bang for your buck. It incorporates a drawing area where youngsters can create masterpieces in chalk, as well as clips for holding papers. A storage shelf conveniently can hold chalk, erasers, and other writing tools. Like the others, it can help lift your tot to countertop levels, and it’s adjustable to four heights. It can support up to 500 pounds, which is a higher threshold than many.

For a sturdy step stool model, look to the Little Partners Toddler Step-Up, which is easy to carry around the home as needed, as your child helps with kitchen chores and crafts, as well as brushes his or her teeth. It can be adjusted as your little one grows taller and is offered in an array of fun solid colors. For another two-stair option, check out the Jonti-Craft Up-N-Down Steps, which provides plenty of room to turn around and head back down facing forward.

The SDADI Kids remains in a prominent spot on the list, and this Consumer Product Safety Commission-certified choice offers a stable, wide base and a four-sided frame with smooth, curved edges. It’s a cinch for parents to assemble, and toddlers can enter and exit with ease. No matter which design you choose to go with, always be sure to supervise children when they’re using any of these towers or sets of stairs.

January 30, 2019:

Any parent will agree that safety is the top priority when purchasing a learning tower or step stool for kids. Another important factor is how easy these products are to handle by both children and adults. Some parents may also look for selections that are lightweight, portable, and attractive. Some prefer one that is wide and sturdy enough to hold two kids at once. Our list provides choices to meet every need and budget. It includes several models that sit flush with countertops with protective rails all around. We also feature traditional step stool models suitable for children as they grow and can climb stairs. Note that to ensure their well-being, children should always be attended by an adult when using any of these products.

Special Honors

Classic Step Stool Sold in one- or two-step designs, these sturdy stools will help kids feel more independent when they can reach countertops, sinks, and shelves. Featuring solid poplar steps and plywood side panels, they’re finished by hand in safe, water-based paint with sealant. Side handles make them a cinch to move about the home as needed. They’re available in solid shades of white, black, pink, and gray, and can be personalized with your child’s name for an additional cost.

4. Unicoo Step Stool

5. Kinbor Baby Solid Wood

6. Guidecraft Kitchen Helper

7. Jonti-Craft Up-N-Down Steps

8. Guidecraft Heartwood

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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