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Shreveport, LA (October 21, 2008) – For many of us, just the mere thought of “chalk” brings back memories of screeching, eye-puckering, white lines across a blackboard. But for toddlers, chalk means joy, wonder and unbridled creativity. Not that they think of it in those terms, of course. Because when you put a piece of chalk in the hands of a toddler he or she disappears into a world of imagination.

And to help those pastel Picassos get their fill of creative fun, little Partners, the makers of the popular Learning Tower have done a bit of creative development themselves. It is called, quite simply, “The Art Easel,” and it is, quite simply, the best product of its kind. Made from the same high-quality, sturdy wood as the Learning Tower, the Art Easel works as a stand-alone chalkboard or can easily be attached to the Learning Tower itself.

Not only does The Art Easel feature a chalkboard on one side, but it also has a magnetic board and dry-erase board on the other side. Priced at $69.99, the two-sided Art Easel comes with an attachable art supply tray holder that has a pair of built-in paint-pot holders which can be fitted with plastic cups or paint pots. The tray holder also has an indented area that holds an eraser, paint brushes, chalk and markers. That makes four ways of artistic fun with one product!

A magnetic strip is included and can be attached to the dry-erase/magnetic board for holding the next paint and crayon paper masterpiece. Toddlers can use their favorite magnetic numbers, letters and shapes on the dry-erase/magnetic board and pre-schoolers will enjoy drawing with washable dry-erase markers.

New for this year, little Partners will introduce five exciting and eye-catching colors for the Learning Tower. In addition to its current palette, the Learning Tower will be offered in Red, Pink, Apple Green, Royal Blue and Azure Blue. These new colors join Natural, Cherry, Soft White and Black. The Learning Tower is a sturdy and beautifully crafted, wood step stool whose stable base won't tip over when young children climb in or stand on the step stool. Four sturdy side supports help prevent falls. The adjustable height platform adapts easily with four levels to suit any child's height or activity.

In addition to natural, dark cherry, ebony (black), and soft white, the Tower and Art Easel both now come in Apple Green, Red, Royal Blue, Azure Blue and Pink.

Winner of four national awards including Dr. Toy's Best 10 Active Toys, The Learning Tower has a suggested retail price of $199.99. Also available from little Partners is the Playhouse Kit which has a suggested retail price of $34.99. The Learning Tower also received 2007 awards for iParenting Media Outstanding Products Award, Mr. Dad Father’s Day Seal of Approval and NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awards).

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About Little Partners
Little Partners, Inc. is a company dedicated to the nurture of the child. Their mission is to affirm the child's positive self image through strengthening the essential partnership between the child and the adult. Through the manufacture and distribution of specially designed juvenile products, Little Partners, Inc. strives to help parents and caregivers prepare an environment which nurtures the young child, allowing him/her to unfold to his/her utmost potential.

Carol Gamble is president and chief executive officer of Little Partners, Inc. She is a resident of Shreveport and a native of Louisiana. She developed this product in response to her own daughter's need for a safe, stable stepstool to help Mom in the kitchen and with other activities. Carol has been trained as an Infant/Toddler Specialist by the Center for Montessori Teachers Education in New York. For information, visit or email