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Learning to feed and wash by himself: how can the learning tower help?

Learning to feed and wash by himself: how can the learning tower help?

With the Montessori learning tower, children can identify with the cook standing next to them at their height. The kitchen and dining room at mealtime are crucial moments when the whole family comes together. Around the table, everyone is doing the same thing: eating. Earlier on, meal preparation was a pleasant moment that created collaboration between the child and his parents.

Usually, when the parents are busy in the kitchen, the child can't take part in the activities. Because he's so small, he can't see what's on the table and worktop. With the help of the learning tower, he can see what the adults are doing. He discovers foods, their shapes and colors. He can follow the food's transformation with his eyes. He can observe how food is transformed before it ends up on the plate.

Once he's grown up, he'll reproduce these gestures. The learning tower gives him access to the kitchen worktop and table. It's an opportunity to prepare meals with him, enriching his world of taste and food. It's a great way to awaken his senses and his tastebuds.

But you have to be careful. Parents need to take precautions. All areas accessible to the child must be secured. Don't put the tower near furniture that can burn or injure. These include utensils such as knives, graters, pots and pans, hotplates and so on.

All in all, the learning tower is an effective and very useful educational device. It encourages children's motor and psychological development. The question of its usefulness no longer arises. However, before putting the child on this furniture, it's best to take a few safety precautions.

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