Whether or not your kids are still schooling remotely, it’s important to give them a place to study that’s all their own.
As your child continues to grow and their homework assignments become more serious, you’ll be glad you invested in a sturdy, ergonomically designed study desk or table.
Keep the following in mind when choosing the right study desk or table for your kids.
Table size matters a lot. More than anything else, the size of the study desk or table should be geared towards meeting the specific requirements of your child(ren) both now and as they get older.
The size you choose will matter on several things, for example, how many kids will use it, the amount of room you have for the table and whether it will be permanent or temporary.
In addition, it should have storage for materials your kids will need, such as laptop(s), books, paper, etc.
A study corner needs to have multiple storage options to keep your child’s books, folders, and papers organized. Choose open compartments for displaying books, crafts, etc. Use deep drawers to store extra notebooks and pencils.
Tip: If you plan to use it as a workstation when school is “out of session”, you’ll need to ensure you’ll have room for the tools you’ll need, such as a laptop or desktop computer.
The first step is to consider what your needs are: the size of the room, the size of the desk, as well as specific storage options that will meet your child’s needs.
To save floor space in a small room, a linear study table is recommended. Put it against a wall or in a corner. For matchbox rooms, wall-mounted desks are the most ideal option.
Larger rooms certainly give you more freedom to choose the size and location of a study table. For families with multiple children, a luxuriously large U-shaped or L-shaped desk would be a good option.
Choose a style for your study desk or table once you have decided what size it should be.
Pick a design for your study table by observing the color palette and theme of your room. This will give you a clearer sense of the style that would work best.
If, for example, you’ve got wood textures in your room, a table study constructed of wood is the perfect choice. Have more metallics? Then a metallic and/or glass study table would work well.
Think about how much your table will weigh; nobody wants to shove a huge study table around to clean out from around it.
It’s important to consider the height of the desk/table. A comfortable seating position is between 26 and 30 inches high. If your desk is not at the right height, consider an ergonomic chair that adjusts.
Test the seat and desk height with your child to see if they are comfortable. Be sure the tabletop is wide enough to accommodate a couple of books and a computer.
5. Child-friendly Design
Finally, choose a child-friendly study table with no sharp edges or corners, and if it’s painted, ensure that the paint is lead-free and non-toxic.
Look for a desk made of solid wood, powder-coated stainless steel or wicker that will last for years and that are made of materials that are waterproof, as it’s easy to clean and maintain.
Ensure your child has plenty of room under their desk to sit comfortably without hitting their knees.
The drawers and hardware should be sturdy, and able to withstand rough usage. They should also be accessible with no your child to leave their seat to access them.
Source: Zen of Zada