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The Learning Tower, Art Easel, and Toy Tower Review

Is your child so clingy that she pulls up a chair up to stand next to you while you’re cooking or fixing your hair?

Then you will love The Learning Tower.

The Learning Tower is a safe, sturdy, and fun platform inside a tower that your child can stand on safely.  When standing on the platform my daughter can help me cook, wash fruits and veggies, and if you have older kids, I’ve learned it’s a great place for a child to stand while playing hair stylist.  My daughter loves brushing my hair and playing hair stylist and she’s fallen off of the chair more than a handful of times.  We keep The Learning Tower in our kitchen now and the kids can move it from one area to another pretty easily.

The Learning Tower and Art Easel review

Before your child gets in The Learning Tower, adjust the platform to one of the four positions that your think is best for your child.  Pull The Learning Tower up to the location where you want it and your child can climb in using the foot holes on either side or crawl in through the open space on the sides. No matter which of the four heights the platform is on, your child is unlikely to fall out because there is at least a four-inch ledge around the entire platform.

The Learning Tower - Art Easel dry erase and chalk board
Dry erase and chalk board

The Art Easel

Little Partners also sells an Art Easel that hooks over the top of The Learning Tower.  The Art Easel is great for playing school or listing chores or recipe ingredients.  A white board on one side and a chalkboard on the other, there is plenty of room for a child to create a fantastic work of art or just doodle.

Here’s a helpful dry erase marker tip: If your child accidentally uses a regular marker on the dry erase board, just go over it again with a dry erase marker and wipe it clean.  It may not come 100% clean but it should help considerably.

The Art Easel is available in nine colors and is $59.99.


The Learning Tower Toy Tower
The Learning Tower - Toy Tower

The Toy Tower

Little girls love playing with dolls but that toy high chair you have might not be the easiest thing to carry to Grandma’s house.  That’s where the Toy Tower comes in handy.  It’s small and light weight and just the right size for any doll.  The platform is adjustable just like on The Learning Tower so your child’s doll can sit as high or low as needed.  Last night we took Mickey Mouse and The Toy Tower with us to my mom’s house for dinner and he enjoyed dinner with us.  On a normal day any number of baby dolls and Lalaloopsy dolls will sit in the Toy Tower wherever my daughter is.

The Toy Tower is $49.99 and is available in three colors.

Assembling the Art Easel
My daughter helps assemble the Art Easel

Assembling The Learning Tower and Art Easel

Assembling The Learning Tower takes about 30 minutes while the Art Easel takes just about 15 minutes to assemble.
If you have a little helper like my husband did then assembly time might be less.. or more.

Both require minimal tools for assembly.



Colors and Cost

The Learning Tower comes in nine colors and is $199.99.   It can be purchased online at www.littlepartners.com.


I was sent The Learning Tower, an Art Easel, and Toy Tower to facilitate this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

NEW Caillou Doll and Caillou Bath Time Vehicle

Caillou has been a permanent fixture in our home for as long as I can remember.. well since having kids at least. First, my son who is now 11 years old, loved Caillou.  We read Caillou books and watched Caillou on PBS, almost daily.  Now, my 4 year old daughter is following in his footsteps with her very own collection of Caillou items which I must admit, trump my son’s collection from years ago.

Calliou Doll
My sleepy 4 year old snuggling her Caillou Doll

My daughter’s Caillou collection includes books, videos, and now a new Caillou Doll and Caillou Bath Time Vehicle.  She’s a huge fan of bath time (aka ‘play in the water time’) and has way too many bath toys.  But she picks favorites.. and right now the Caillou Bath Time Vehicle is her fave.

Madelyn’s Caillou Doll is my daughter’s new partner in crime.  He plays ‘spy’ with her and her brother, empties the cookie bin, and eats dinner with her most nights.  Of course Caillou is the one that makes the messes at the dinner table, not my 4 year old. 😉  The Caillou Doll retails for a steep $29.99 but believe me.. Caillou’s not going anywhere and you’re child will love snuggling with and playing with his/her Caillou Doll for years.

Caillou Bath Time Vehicle
Caillou Bath Time Vehicle

My daughter loves her new Caillou Bath Time Vehicle although she’s on the older end of the recommended age.  The wind-up boat has an underwater motor that really works and makes the boat move across the bath tub and comes with 2 figures: Caillou and Gilbert or Caillou and Rexy.  The Caillou Bath Time Vehicle retails for $16.99 at Toys R Us.

The Caillou television show airs on PBS Kids and Sprout and is brought to you by Cookie Jar Entertainment.

Disclosure: The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge by the pr company representing the company. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone. Please refer to my Disclosure Policy for more information.

Alicia Hagan, Mom Blog editor

Review: Baby GoGo Goes Home Doll Set

My daughter loves playing with baby dolls lately.  I have to admit that I have been waiting for this time in her life when she would be into dolls and nurturing.  Well, she is now and it’s so fun to watch how she treats her baby dolls.  The Baby GoGo dolls is dressed in orange and is not gender specific so some days my daughter says Baby GoGo is a girl and some days Baby GoGo is a boy.  I love that.

Whether your child is getting ready for a new sibling or just loves baby dolls, Baby GoGo™ is a valuable tool in teaching children how to nurture, a vital life-long skill.

Baby GoGo Goes Home Doll Set

  • For ages 3 and up
  • Includes 13-inch baby doll, pajama outfit, blankie and Baby GoGo™ Goes Home storybook
  • costs $34.99

Baby GoGo baby doll and book set

Dolls are a valuable tool for teaching nurturance and in adjusting to changes in family life, especially in welcoming a new sibling. Children love to imitate their parents, and a doll gives a child the opportunity to care for something of their very own. Baby GoGo™ is reinventing the look of the baby doll for the 21st century. Outfitted in bright, gender-neutral colors and patterns, our 13-inch doll is the perfect playmate for a girl or a boy, and like most children today is bright and on the move.

The book- Baby GoGo Goes Home, tells a story of Baby GoGo leaving the hospital and meeting his new siblings for the first time.

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Alicia Hagan, Mom Blog editor

Nana Star books and poseable doll


Nana Star is a beautifully illustrated book for kids ages 3+. 
Madelyn, 2 years old, loves to read this book at bedtime and must have her Nana Star doll with her when we read the book.  I'm sorry to say that there have been times when I couldn't read the book because Nana Star was enjoying a  'hiding spot' somewhere else in the house and didn't want to come out.  Anyway..

Nana Star comes with a CD containing an enchantinNanastar-doll_6
g audio version of the
story and the sing-a-long Nana Star Song.   The CD is great for long car rides.  It doesn't seem to get old no matter how many times it loops during a trip.

The poseable Nana Star doll is intricately crafted and comes with her own baby star to take care of.   Nana Star is not too tiny and not to big.  Just right for snuggling with and taking in the car.

Cost: Prices vary depending on book or doll purchased.

You can buy the Nana Star books and poseable doll at NanaStar.com.

Mrs. Goodbee Doll House

Mrs. Goodbee DollhouseCaring Corners "Mrs. Goodbee" Doll House is a toy dollhouse, talking dollhouse, and furnished dollhouse all in one.   What more can a little girl ask for? 
Caring Corners Mrs. Goodbee Doll House interacts with children as they play.  With over 400 playful activities, songs, words and sounds, eyes that open, a mouth that lights up and a voice, this doll house  truly comes alive keeping kids entertained for hours at a time.. that's a really good thing.   If a child places a crying baby in its cradle and rocks it, he or she will be rewarded with a lullaby.   This 12 room dollhouse promotes caring and sharing, good manners, and responsibility around the house. 

Fill the doll house rooms with over 12 fun doll packs including a 'family fun night' doll pack and a 'fix it fun' doll pack for the little brother that wants to join in on the fun!

Share the joy of giving with your child by participating in the Carton of CaringTM Donation Program.  Fill the dollhouse box with gently-used toys or laundered clothing and take it to any Goodwill location in the U.S. or Canada.

Age recommendation: 3+

Available at Amazon.com: Caring Corners – Mrs. Goodbee Interactive Dollhouse