Pinterest is such an inspiring platform, from toddler activities to hair-do ideas, home crafting, cake baking and room decorating, one pin leads you on a journey of discovery to as many ideas as your brain can handle. I am a little hooked!
While I was searching for montessori style practical life ideas, I spotted something in the background of one kitchen. It was a wooden step stool on a grand scale, like a personal kiddie castle, enclosed on all sides and perfect for raising any little guy to task alongside you in safety in the kitchen.
After a little Googling, I found the exact stepping stool in question.
The The Learning Tower by Little Partners.
At £100 ($200) it seemed a little expensive, maybe there was a more reasonably priced alternative.
…A little more Googling and I realised it was a fairly unique product. A few other products, like the FunPod by Little Helper, the Guidecraft Kitchen Helper, were almost as expensive as the Learning Tower, but in my opinion, not terribly attractive.
But I wanted one now, should I buy it?
Of course not…
Not when there is MDF in the world!
DIY isn’t my strong point, I like to think it is, but it is a bit like baking, I try really hard and the results never reflect my efforts. But I am determined to make this work, the wood is cut, it is laid out ready for assembly, I am now just looking at it…and thinking about it…and thinking about it…and looking at it!
Tonight I will print the plans out and take them to bed, this is what I will be dreaming about!
- Stacking And Scooping, Bringing Montessori Into The Home. (wildandwisdom.com)