Providing your little one with a fun and functional workspace will encourage creativity and good study habits. When choosing a desk, there are four things to keep in mind -- size, activity, ease to clean and style.
Continue reading for more design tips on selecting the ideal kids' desk.
What is the Perfect Size for a Kid's Desk?
Choosing the right size must be carefully thought through because not only does it need to fit in the sometimes-limited space of the kid's room, but it must be suitable for when your little one grows.
- Even though there is not a set standard for a kid's desk, a small one might measure 36 x 24 x 30 inches, which is ideal for youngsters that have not started school yet.
- For a proper study desk, you might need to choose one that is 55 inches in width because there should be at least 20 additional inches for a writing and laptop area.
- To decide on the desk's height, you will need to first choose a chair suited for the child's height. To find the ideal chair, the child's feet should rest comfortably on the ground, the angle of the knees should be around 90 degrees and if their elbows rest comfortably on the desk, you have found the perfect sized desk and chair.
- If you are worried about when your kid will outgrow the chosen desk, you can look for desks that have a height-adjustable feature or extendable design.
If you are overwhelmed with all the information we provided and want a quick cheat sheet to help you decide, we have a made a short list of things that are key when choosing the right kid's desk.
- Size matters. Do not think you can just buy an adult office desk and think it is enough. Your little ones need to be comfortably seated without any unnecessary straining to encourage good body posture. Their feet should rest flat on the ground and elbows -- comfortably on the work surface. There are also height-adjustable desks that will grow in height at the same time as your child will.
- The type of desk depends on the function and use of it. There are specifically designed desk for computers and others such as drawing tables for kids that love arts and crafts.
- The two main features you need to look for in a desk are ease and safety to manipulate and several storage compartments that glide easily.
- The materials range from wood and metal to laminate and wicker. A classic choice is the wooden one because of its traditional look but you should also consider something as unique as a wicker one to encourage creativity.