ARC ASSISTANT ORIGINAL Learning Tower

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The Arc Assistants are advocated for by Nathan Wallis, Neuroscience educator. Hear why below

The Arc Assistant Learning Tower is...

  1. Endorsed by Nathan Wallis, Neuroscience Expert
  2. Independently reviewed from Consumer NZ with great results
  3. Scandinavian Inspired in its design
  4. Quality made to order in NZ

Loved and used by...

Nathan Wallis, Nadia Lim, Anika Moa, Dorothy Waide, Laura McGoldrick, Toni Street, Valerie Adams and Carly Flynn. Also endorsed by Stuff, Tots to Teens, Baby on the Move, Babyology, Trends and many more amazing New Zealanders and Australians.

Imagine if you could...

Increase your toddler’s daily brain development every day in their first 3 years when 80% of their brains develop. PLUS take back your stress-free kitchen, with no more little ones under feet, balanced your hip or precariously on an unsafe stool. 

YOU CAN...

Simply by including your toddler and having them stand up at the bench beside you in The Arc Assistant Learning Tower. The Arc Assistant facilitates 1000s of extra connected activities with you. The more connected activities with you in the Arc Assistant Learning Tower during their first 1000 days the better their brains develop during this crucial time.

Dimensions when assembled
  • Front Height = 850mm (fits under most bench tops)
  • Internal depth and width = 350mm square
  • Top platform height from the floor = 390mm
  • Middle platform height from the floor = 290mm
  • Lowest platform height from the floor = 190mm

Since my boy turned two, I’ve learnt to second-guess myself when there’s something I want to buy him.

There’ve been so many duds – the play mat that couldn’t be machine-washed, the thermometer he won’t let near him, and what was I thinking with a nasal aspirator? However, the Arc Assistant Learning Tower isn’t one of them.

The Learning Tower lets little ones stand up at the kitchen bench so you don’t have to hold them or perch them on the bench. When it popped up in my Facebook feed, I had visions of chopping veges while little Ed watched on. But I also wondered whether I could just pull his high chair up to the bench.

Alas, the marketing messages were too strong. The website claims the tower will “help increase your toddler’s daily brain development simply and seamlessly every day during their first three years when 80% of their brains develop”. Take my money!

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Setting up

The confirmation email said my Kiwi-made Arc Assistant would be going into production tomorrow “to be crafted especially for you” and would be with me within a fortnight. The package arrived well within the two weeks, before I’d even been sent the tracking number.

I waited until my husband took Ed out for a play at the park, so I could tackle assembly with no interruptions. My goal was to get it done before they’d be back in an hour (kit set furniture and I don’t have a good history), but within five minutes it was ready. No Allen key or screwdriver were necessary, all the pieces just slotted together.

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Safe, secure and still a hit

As I lifted Ed up into the Learning Tower he looked very nervous, but after he realised he was standing up high a smile spread across his face. He gave it (and my nerves) a good shake test. It passed. He then tried to get up on to the kitchen bench, but there was nowhere for him to put his foot to climb. He was stuck. Perfect.

It’s been four months since we started using the Learning Tower and it’s become a special part of our kitchen. When it’s breakfast time, Ed runs over to be lifted up so he can help me put the peanut butter on his toast and watch me cut his fruit. I bake while he does little jobs, such as putting the muffin liners in the baking tin and blueberries into the batter. And I like that he can watch me cook dinner rather than me doing it while trying to keep an eye on him playing in the living area.

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The downside that's also an upside

It’s heavy, something I despise when it’s time to mop the floors and I have to move it. I have to kind of pull it against my thigh and shuffle it where I want it to go. But it also gives me peace of mind that it’s not light enough that Ed could pull it on himself or topple it while he’s in there. He has it on the highest of the three platform heights at the moment. As he gets taller I’ll just need to lower the height – it’s good to know he’ll get a lot more use out of it. It comes with safety bungs that you put in the holes for the other platform heights so it can’t be climbed from the outside.

Cleaning is as easy as a wipe down with a soapy cloth. Crumbs do fall through a gap and sit on a piece called the front door lock (it’s a panel that slides under the standing platform). This can be easily pulled out and given a wipe too.

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Verdict

Despite my initial scepticism, the Arc Assistant Learning Tower has become one of the best purchases I’ve made over the past couple of years. There’s something special about my boy being right up at the bench that wouldn’t be the same if he was just in his high chair and pulled up close. We can share the same bench space and he’s up higher, so can see everything that’s going on. It feels like we’re a team when he’s in it and there are more opportunities for him to learn.

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Learning Tower Safety Tests on the Arc Assistant

Arc Assistant Learning Tower REviews

★★★★★

NATHAN WALLIS' REVIEW

“I love that the Arc Assistant Learning Tower facilitates hours and hours of extra face to face time for toddlers during their formative years. 80% of the brain is developed by age three and connected secure activities are imperative during this time. The fact that the Arc Assistant Learning Tower has been rigorously safety tested at an IANZ accredited lab gives me confidence in using it with my grandchildren. It is for this reason and the fact that it helps facilitate so much daily parent and child connection, that I endorse the Arc Assistant.”

Nathan Wallis, Neuroscience Educator
★★★★★

CONSUMER NZ'S REVIEW

"Despite my initial scepticism, the Arc Assistant Learning Tower has become one of the best purchases I’ve made over the past couple of years. There’s something special about my boy being right up at the bench that wouldn’t be the same if he was just in his high chair and pulled up close. We can share the same bench space and he’s up higher, so can see everything that’s going on. It feels like we’re a team when he’s in it and there are more opportunities for him to learn."

Kate Harvey, Test Writer, Consumer NZ