Adults aren’t the only ones who need an at-home workspace. Many kids will appreciate having their own little work area where they can do their homework, write in their journals, read, draw, or paint. Even preschool-aged children can benefit from a space that’s just theirs, to keep their crayons safe and color in their coloring books to their hearts’ delight.
What Should You Consider When Looking for a Children’s Desk?
If shopping for a younger child, consider buying an adjustable desk to accommodate their growth spurts. Some desks have more storage space than others, and some are better suited to storing drawings than books or journals. The color and material of the desk are also factors worth considering. Metal and wood desks are often more durable than their plastic counterparts but stain easier and are more challenging to clean. A brightly colored plastic desk will look more at home in a playroom or game room, while a metal or wood desk might be a better fit for a den or bedroom.
Best Overall: KidKraft Study Desk with Chair
The soft white finish, engineered wood, and classic square shape give this desk a timeless look that will suit any child’s room. Books can be stashed vertically in the book holders, pictures and important papers can be pinned to the corkboard, writing utensils and gluesticks will fit well in the drawer, and the two storage cabinets are deep enough even for stuffed animals or board games.
KidKraft Wooden Study Desk for Children with Chair, Bulletin Board and Cabinets, White, Gift for Ages 5-10, 35.7 x18.3 x 34.4 inches
A traditional soft white square desk with great storage and a corkboard.
Best for Older Kids: Calico Designs Study Corner Desk
Built-in a trapezoid-like shape, this desk was designed specifically with corners in mind, though it may also sit on a more traditionally horizontal line if needed. The silver and black coloring give it a sleek, modern look, or it can be purchased in hot pink for those who prefer a more eye-catching flair. The four floor levelers and coated steel frame provide stability without the bulkiness, and its open back will allow for laptop power cords to easily plug into the wall. The shelf can hold drinks, pens, and decorative items out of the way of the laptop or books on the desktop.
Calico Designs Study Corner Desk, Silver with Black
A sleek, modern desk great for older kids and built with corners in mind.
Best for Younger Kids: Baby Relax Hunter 3 Piece Kiddy Table and Chair Set, White
This wooden study table with two chairs is a great option for younger kids. It’s about 18 inches tall, so they won’t be struggling to reach what they’re working on. It comes in three different color options that won’t look too childish to fit in with the rest of your house. This affordable, stylish, and durable study table will be an ideal place for your kids to do homework, crafts, and whatever else they like to do.
Baby Relax Hunter 3 Piece Kiddy Table and Chair Set, White (DA7501W)
This short and sturdy study table will be great for younger kids.