Intelligent, creative, and bursting with energy, your toddler is on a mission to learn about the fascinating world around them. From one activity to the next, they learn through exploration, interaction, and, most importantly, play.
There’s a reason Dr. Montessori said, “play is the work of the child.” It’s the cornerstone of childhood development, responsible for nurturing their natural curiosity and blossoming independence.
The Little Partners Learning Tower® range takes meaningful play to a new caliber allowing your little one to get in on the action at a parent-height level. The opportunities are endless, but here are our top five fun toddler activities that are sure to ignite your little one’s imagination and foster their natural love of learning.
1. Master Chef in the Making
Toddlers love to get messy in the kitchen!
Your aspiring chef will delight in the endless sensory exploration as you spend quality time together preparing a meal. Start with simple activities, but you’ll likely be surprised by their growing independence and creativity.
Here are some ideas for letting your little one get in on the fun:
- Washing fruit and vegetables
- Filling measuring cups
- Pouring ingredients
- Tearing lettuce or herbs for a salad
- Using cookie cutters and a rolling pin
The Chef Series Learning Tower® can take your master chef’s imagination to new heights. Your toddler will love writing a menu on the plexi-glass panel, and the activity cards complete with recipes will keep them busy for hours.
They’ll be running their own café in no time at all.
2. Aspiring Entrepreneur
Children learn through observation and modeling, and love activities that allow them to imitate what adults do. You’ve probably got many memories of engaging in imaginative role play as a child—playing house one day and saving someone’s life as a doctor the next!
Toddlers enjoy taking on the role of real-life characters and enacting what they have learned or observed, and one of the most popular scenes they like to create is having their own shop!
You can transform your Learning Tower® into a playhouse of treats and fun with the Lemonade and Ice Cream Playhouse Kit. Your little entrepreneur can serve ice cream and lemonade to their loyal customers all day long, enriching their imagination and learning at the same time.
3. The Next Da Vinci
When exploring fun toddler activities, it’s hard to go past the joy of artistic expression!
From a very young age, children naturally communicate through art. They enthusiastically scribble with crayons, sculpt with clay, and paint masterpieces that take pride in place on your fridge.
But creating art is so much more than just a ton of fun—it can play a crucial role in developing essential skills such as:
- Creativity and problem-solving
- Positive self-esteem
- Fine motor skills
- Visual-spatial understanding
The Learning Tower® allows your little one to create their masterpieces at parent height, encouraging interaction in sharing the experience with you. And with the addition of the Learning Tower® Learn ‘N Share Easel, a world of artistic opportunity awaits.
With four different creative options, including an oversized chalkboard, magnetic whiteboard, felt board, and magnet to hold the paper in place, your toddler will never be short on inspiration. And clean up is a breeze with two no-spill paint cups, an eraser, and a mesh basket for storage.
Your toddler will confidently engage their inner Da Vinci and experience the immense satisfaction of displaying their artistic skills.
4. Wax On Wax Off
Cleaning and other household chores may not seem like fun to you, but your child has a different perspective. Have you ever noticed how your little one is fascinated with how you mop the floor or wash the dishes? Children have an innate desire to contribute, crave responsibility and want to do things themselves.
The Montessori philosophy encourages the use of practical life activities, often called family work, to nurture a child’s sense of responsibility and independence. Dr. Montessori wisely said, “the greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”
The Learning Tower® allows your toddler to participate meaningfully in family work. Whether it’s experiencing the fun of squirting water on the windows for cleaning or helping you wash and dry the dishes, your little one will cherish spending time with you and contributing to the household.
For added safety when engaging in water play activities, consider the addition of our Silicone Mat for Learning Tower® Platform. Fitting securely to the platform, this Non-Slip Grip Mat enhances the grip of your little one’s feet, keeps your Tower clean, and is dishwasher safe for easy maintenance.
5. Obstacle Adventures
With energy to burn, your toddler will be thrilled at the prospect of an adventurous obstacle course!
It’s actually super simple and can be assembled in minutes!
These interconnecting products are uniquely designed to encourage gross motor skills and provide your little one with hours of fun. You can also add an educational element with our Step ‘N Learn Stepping Stones, which will teach your kiddo about colors, shapes, and numbers.
They’ll be beaming with excitement as they navigate the obstacles, climbing and sliding their way through the course.
Life Is Never Boring With a Little Partners Learning Tower
When you have a Little Partners Learning Tower®, the options for creating fun toddler activities are infinite!
Your little one is eager to learn, explore, and interact with the world. Every day presents new opportunities for bonding, growth, and playfulness.
At Little Partners, we are committed to helping you enrich your child’s life with products that empower, excite, and engage.
May your little one’s curiosity and love of learning burn bright!