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Kids Desks Buying Guide

Encourage creativity and good study habits by giving your child a desk of their own. When their desk is comfortable and has the features they want, they're more likely to use it.

Measure Your Room

A larger work surface makes it easier for your child to spread out their work. It will, however, take up more room, so be sure to take into account the space needed for moving the chair around; there should be about two-and-a-half to three feet of space behind the desk.
Also, consider placement. Do you want the desk near a window for natural light – or electrical outlets for lamps, computers and such?

desk measurement

Make Sure the Desk Fits Your Child

child size desk Children concentrate best when they are comfortable, so your child's size plays an important role in choosing a desk. 
kids specific desk

Your child will probably outgrow a couple of desks, so consider how long your family will need a specific desk before you decide how much to spend.

Age and activity also play a big role in the type of desk your child needs:
preschoolers desk

Preschoolers may get the most use from an activity table where they can both sit and stand to create their masterpieces. It should have a large work surface — one that's easy to wipe clean.

elementary students desk

To be comfortable and to foster good posture, elementary students still need a writing desk that's smaller than adult size. They should have a chair that lets them sit with feet flat on the floor, and the top of the desk should be about 8 inches above the chair seat. Kids desks with drawers help keep the desktop clutter to a manageable level.

high school students desk To be comfortable and to foster good posture, elementary students still need a writing desk that's smaller than adult size. They should have a chair that lets them sit with feet flat on the floor, and the top of the desk should be about 8 inches above the chair seat. Kids desks with drawers help keep the desktop clutter to a manageable level.

Fun and Functional

kids desk - brown

Kids desks can be fun as well as functional. You can match the style of the desk to the rest of the furniture in the room, but if you let your child help you choose something different, you give them a sense of ownership.

kids desks - wood Desks also need to be practical. They're going to get a lot of use, especially if several children use them, so look for sturdy construction and good-quality material like wood. In a wood desk, drawers shouldn't stick, shelves shouldn't be wobbly, and surfaces should be non-toxic and easy to clean.
transitional kids desk
A desk is a personal space, even for a child, so give yours a desk of their very own, and watch them grow and learn!

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