There are many apartments that will only house a desk with difficulty. A small corner table or even a foldable tabletop can meet your child’s needs. If you are short on room, store your child’s schoolbooks in easily accessible boxes or containers. Space problems aside, there are many students who have difficulty studying alone or in complete silence. Company is not a bad thing in such cases, but the study space should still be subject to strict rules. For example, the needs of the student should be respected, and they should not be disturbed by their parents or siblings.
Younger siblings may have time to draw or to read a children’s book during homework time. Older children should also complete their more demanding homework tasks during this period. If the parents have an office, they could install a small workspace for their children there. This way, ‘school’ and ‘work’ can both be confined to the office.
Whether your child studies at their own desk, at a small corner table or at the kitchen bench, they should have an office chair that is ergonomically adjustable. This is particularly relevant in light of the increasing number of children with serious back problems. To adjust your child’s office chair correctly, heed the following instructions. Your child should sit on the seat and put their feet flat on the floor. Raise the seat up to the height of their knees so that their upper and lower legs are at right angles. Similarly, raise the desktop so that your child’s upper and lower arms are at right angles.
Child’s desks are available for children 6 years old and older. They have a washable, easy-care surface and are height-adjustable. They also feature an ergonomic backrest and a base with chair castors. For those who like things a little bit more fancy, there are small office chairs that have an inclinable seat. These may also have backrests with special padding for lumber arch support, and they may be pendulum mounted. Parents who want to strengthen their child’s back musculature may consider a work stool. This specialised variant of the conventional office chair is fitted with a flexible seat and enables your child to develop an evenly developed back musculature. In light of the variety in models and colours, visit a retailer and get some advice on child’s office chairs. If you choose to buy your chair online, make sure that the seller has a generous returns policy. This will give you time to test the chair thoroughly.