We’ve already covered How to Set up a Workspace for Your Child on The Boori Nest, but just as you would with your own desk at work, it’s important to ensure your child’s desk is set up ergonomically to keep them comfortable and supported.
Whether you have a toddler or teen, this guide will help you ensure your Boori KIDS desk is set up to promote perfect posture and productivity!
The Benefit of an Ergonomic Desk for Your Child
The benefit of setting your desk up correctly is quite simple - your child will maintain a healthy posture and will therefore be more comfortable whilst they learn.
During the pandemic, many parents faced the prospect of homeschooling their children with little notice which meant children’s workspaces were often makeshift or temporary. Of course, there is no ‘correct’ way to homeschool your child, and you should allow your child to work in a space that is comfortable for them both physically and mentally. However, if your child is working in a space for an extended period then it’s a good idea to make sure their posture isn’t affected.
Available in a range of modern colour ways and suitable for children aged 2 - 14 years, our Ergonomic Desk is fully adjustable and provides the perfect space for studying or playing at home. Below, we share our tips for getting the desk set up for the perfect posture, but some of these tips can applied to any work surface. If your desk and chair can’t be adjusted, use books and boxes to act as a footrest or to prop up a laptop.
With easy height adjustments via a detachable wind-up crank, the Boori KIDS Ergonomic Desk features a tilting desk surface as well as a magnetic panel to hold papers in place. The integrated drawer provides handy storage for books and stationery and its sleek design ensures it’ll fit in seamlessly in your home.
This ergonomic study desk will give you a great starting point in ensuring your child’s comfort, but how do you set it up?
- Adjust the height of the desk so that your child’s feet are flat on the ground. This will ensure their knees and hips are roughly the same height. Your child should maintain a 90-degree bend in their knees.
- Ensure your child’s wrist position is neutral. You don’t want their wrists tilting upwards or downwards too much. You can adjust the height of the desk and tilt the desk surface if required to achieve this.
- Make sure the space under the desk is kept clear so that your child’s legs sit comfortably underneath.
- If your child is using a computer, make sure the monitor is about an arm’s length away from their face and the top of the computer is aligned with their eyes.
- Depending on your child’s height, they may be able to use our Ergonomic Desk whilst standing. It’s a good idea to switch up positions whilst working if they can!