07 / 01 / 2024
Veronica di Ettomio
How great is it to cook as a family and let the kids do their first experiments by getting a little messy? It is one of our favourite parts of the day.
We know that children don't like to be on the sidelines while the grown-ups are doing the daily chores; and on the other hand, as parents we are happy not to leave them to their own devices, perhaps glued to the TV or a screen. Much better to let them participate in our activities.
But how to share the kitchen worktop safely? You may have realised that using an ordinary chair or stepladder is not safe. In this way, the Montessori Tower has been a solution since many years: it is a protected ladder that allows the child to climb up and down independently and, thanks to the belly and back protectors, avoids any danger of falling.
By the time our own children were almost one year old, we also were prompted to look, for our house, for a Montessori tower (also known as a learning tower). We were faced with many alternatives. However, none of them convinced us 🙂 and so that was the time to design La Taue, our Montessori tower, which, we can proudly say, has an extra edge.
Let's take a step back and start from the beginning.
The Montessori learning tower, or learning tower, is a piece of furniture that is used in the kitchen, bathroom or any corner of the house where the child can reach the height "of an adult to do an activity." It is a kind of stepladder with a protective bar and has a dual function. On the one hand, the learning tower makes it possible for children to reach adult height and take part in the family's daily activities, making certain moments, such as preparing dinner or washing the dishes, easier and more serene (have you ever tried cooking a pasta with a child in your arms? :)). On the other hand, it has an educational purpose, because it allows the little ones to be independent and to acquire a whole series of skills that are fundamental for their growth, fostering the overall development of the child.
The learning tower can be used as soon as the child is able to stand and becomes even more useful when he or she is able to climb up and down independently. Every child has its own time, there is no right age.
Some examples of using the learning tower?
The choice of a Montessori tower is important because it must both ensure maximum safety for your child and guarantee practicality for you in its daily use. There are many different models on the market, and, as usual in such cases, finding your way around the choice can be really difficult.
Here are some factors you need to take into consideration:
As parents, we at 'ettomio are keen to create products designed for our children's well-being. But not only that. We also want their future to be as bright as possible. That's why for our Montessori towers, as for our other products, we only use natural, environmentally sustainable materials that are free from harmful substances.
La Taue is really a very special learning tower. It is the only Montessori tower with a folding mechanism. It allows you to fold and store the tower easily, for maximum storage convenience. And that's not all, here are the other features that make it unique:
In short, a learning tower is an essential piece of furniture to help the little ones become more independent, participating in daily activities and quickly developing many skills that will be useful to them throughout their lives. But above all, it is something that will allow the whole family to spend quality time together, involving even the youngest children, who are always curious to experience the world around them.