Having a dedicated workspace for homework can be hugely helpful for kids: a space of their own to complete school work and study helps set them up for success. But key to any kid’s homeschool set-up is a desk and desk chair that’s sized just right. After all, a too-tall desk and overly roomy chair that are designed for adult bodies just invite squirming, poor posture and discomfort — not exactly what little learners need when they’re trying to focus.
So if you’re setting up a home-learning space for your kids, you’ll want to be sure to invest in a desk chair that’s been shrunk down to a kid-friendly size. Beyond helping them sit comfortably for homework, having a comfortable desk and desk chair that’s just for them can inspire journaling, doodling or crafting, too.
No matter their personal preference (or their bedroom- or playroom décor), you’re sure to be able to find a style that works — from rolling models that truly mimic adult-sized office chairs to colorful molded plastic options to study wood and more. We’ve rounded up five sturdy and appealing options that are perfect for kids to learn, create and grow in.
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1. GreenForest Desk Chair for Kids
Offering the same adjustable height and ability to swivel and move as adult-sized chairs, this goes perfectly with kid-sized desks. While younger elementary school kids might not do well working or focusing in a rolling chair, the height is good for older elementary school kids, up through middle school. (Adults up to 5’2″ can use it comfortably, as well). It supports up to 200 pounds and comes in several friendly pops of color.
2. Melissa & Doug Wooden Chair Pair
For younger kids, a sturdy wooden chair that allows them to sit comfortably while they work is all they need. Melissa and Doug’s wooden chairs work for kids ages 3-8 and, while they only come in a set of two, are affordable enough to justify doubling up. The two chairs can be placed at a kid table for work as well as play, or at their own desk. Each chair holds up to 150 pounds.
3. Kore Wobble Chair
Designed specifically to help kids who have been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD or autism, these chairs gently wobble to help all kids who may have a hard time sitting still. Not only does the movement increase secondary focus, it also allows kids to adjust for comfort as needed without getting up. The chairs come in different heights, ranging from toddler to pre-teen, as well as nine colors. The base has an anti-tip design to prevent falling and the chair can support up to 275 pounds.
4. Flash Furniture Blue Plastic Stackable School Chair
Light enough that kids can move on their own, this chair is ideal for sitting comfortably at a table or desk and is designed for kids ages 3-5. The contoured shape is especially good for kids who may want to sit for longer periods of time while doing homework or just playing. It’s sturdy enough to support even an adult who may want to perch for a short period of time. And good news if you’re in the market for more than one: they can also be stacked.
5. AmazonBasics Low-Back Task Desk Chair
While not designed specifically for children, this AmazonBasics Low-Back Task Desk Chair can be low enough for older kids and can grow with them through high school and beyond. It has a maximum weight capacity of 225 pounds.