My dad just finished this elaborate step-stool for the kids. You can see more about “learning towers” at this Google search.
The idea is that now that they are intensely curious about what’s going on at counter height, and desperately want to crack the eggs for the pancakes and mix the batter and look at the stove (be still my terror-filled heart), they have a safe way to do that.
Dad custom designed this one so they can stand next to each other on it, so it’s a bit wider than a typical tower. I’m excited for them to start using it, so they stop moving our bar-height chairs all over the place to stand on! As cute as it is to see across the counter top a chair moving on its own volition, and knowing that it’s got a little pre-schooler engine… this is better.