Ever since I babysat for a family with a "learning tower" I've looked forward to having one for my own children. Fast forward to a few months ago, I was quite taken aback by their three figure price tag.
Lo and behold, Ana White (one of our first stops for inspiration, when looking to build anything) had plans for a helping tower. A quick trip to the lumber section and the skills of an awesome daddy (C's) and we have a perfect helping platform.
She already helps chop vegetables and helps with splashing in dishes - so many things to learn!
Daddy altered the plans to fit our counter height, small kitchen, and young child, raising, shortening, and omitting as necessary. It truly is wonderful to watch our not-even-one-year-old helping with meals and being a part of such and important piece of nourishing our lives.