Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Toddler Step Stool – Unique Uses To Grow With Your Child

A step stool is an excellent tool for toddlers, allowing them to explore a new exciting world from a different perspective! A customized stepstool will not only be a useful tool for your child as a toddler, but will provide a childhood keepsake that can be kept into adulthood and provide memories. The need for a quality step stool goes far beyond the obvious.

First, we have the intended use of a step stool – giving your precious little ones a boost! A few extra inches of height allows them a degree of independence to brush their teeth and pick items from shelves without putting them in danger. A quality step stool can also be used as a seat for little ones, or as a table for snacks, writing and drawing.

A quality step stool can even be used as a learning tool! A step stool featuring your child’s name and a chalkboard helps them to memorize, spell and write their name. This gives your child a creative space to practice writing their name or draw the new things they see in the world around them. It is easily erasable and won’t leave you a mess to clean up.  A standard wooden step stool can also be useful as a small desk for the smallest members of your family, giving them their own space to draw with crayons, markers and colored pencils to help them explore and learn colors. A step stool with wooden letters encourages learning by making spelling practice fun and helps with letter recognition.   

How to choose the right step stool? Safety, design, functionality are all critical. Look for high quality wood that will not splinter. No boo-boos here!  Choosing a high-quality step stool made of wood not only lasts longer but also keeps your child safe. Cheaply made step stools from low-grade plastic can break and will not last through the wear and tear of a toddler. Make sure to check for sturdy materials. 

A wooden step stool can be repurposed as your child grows older and taller. Many parents repurpose their child’s step stool into a storage space, a shelf for their little one’s awards or small electronics. Some children even keep their step stool and hand it down to their younger siblings or even their own children as a tiny keepsake. With you, your child and a little imagination, the possibilities are endless and will promote your child’s creativity and independence as a toddler and be a prized childhood memory as your child grows older. 

TinyKeepsakes.com proudly offers a wide selection of personalized step stools featuring chalkboards, wooden letters, puzzles and more as well as personalized design options to fit any room! We offer distinctive gifts for every stage of your child’s life, as well as gifts for parents so that they can appreciate every memory of their precious little ones.

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