I really liked The Learning Tower by Little Partners. My sister-in-law has one and it is really sturdy, easy to access (for the kid of course) and easy to clean, but too big for our kitchen.
Guidecraft Kitchen Helper was another good option because it folds so you can store it. But to store it you have to take out your tool kit, and right now, I don't have time for that....
So the last option was Guidecraft High Rise Step Up, which was a little smaller and not so expensive as the other two. My daughter loved it!
She climbs and gets down whenever she wants, and she loves it so much that some days she prefers eating standing so she can be on her stool.
If I had more space in the kitchen, I would have probably bought The Learning Tower by Little Partners, but this stool does the same function and it is light enough to carry from one point to the other...
My daughter loves to do the dishes and I let her! (Looks like I have one thing less to do, right? ummmm...No!
First I have to clean them and leave them in the sink... she thinks they are dirty and washes them again... It is so lovely to see her imitate me!)
Her you see her cleaning the dishes on her Guidecraft High Rise Step Up
MONTESSORI: This is a wonderful Practical Life activity and kids love it!