Okay, so you may be wondering why your preschooler needs a desk. In theory at least, they’re not worried about homework, right? Well, there are a few reasons I can think of. One: It gives art supplies (pencils, markers, paper, washi tape…) a landing zone. Two: Pretend play! My daughter has an “office” in the living room and an “office” in my office to play, well, office. Three: We all know our children like to mimic us, so setting up a desk for your child to work at while you work from home can buy you some quiet time while they “work,” too. Check out these six great desks for your preschooler.
Small Adjustable Activity Table, $149.97: I love this table from Land of Nod. We’ve had it for several years now (with the paper roller) and currently have it set up as a work space in our family room. It’s not technically a desk, but it has one big drawer in it, and if you need them, there are available coordinating storage drawers to go underneath. I love that that the height is adjustable. This table comes with 15” legs, and you can also get 23” and 30” legs for it. With the 15” legs, the table works well with a pouf as a seat; the taller legs work for chairs, as your child grows and needs a proper work space. Depending on your kiddo’s size, you can just start with the 23” height, too. (And, FYI, the 15” leg height makes for a nice coffee table.)
Step 2 Deluxe Master Art Desk, $64.99: If you’re looking for something that’s not as splurgy as the desk above, Step 2 has got you covered with their Deluxe Master Art Desk, which comes with a coordinating chair. Plastic means it’s easy to clean after your little Picasso finishes their latest masterpiece. It’s got tons of storage cubbies for art supplies and it has a built-in light! (Batteries not included, of course.)
Keter Sit & Draw Kids Art Table Creativity Desk, $35.75: This desk is also an easy-to-clean plastic option, but with a smaller footprint. The bench seating is attached to the desk and has a built-in footrest, too. There are two removable cups (easy clean-up!) for pencil/marker/brush storage, or to hold paints/water for brushes. And it does come in two colors, in case this fun green isn’t quite your style.
Tot Tutors Focus Wood Art Activity Desk and Stool Set, $39.98: This is a fun desk—just check out that star on the end of the paper roll! So cute! It comes with a stool and two removable plastic storage bins. There’s also a storage area under the writing surface, which is great for construction paper, books, and other art/work items that aren’t a good fit for the bins. Personally, I’m a big fan of wood furniture (or at least wood-looking furniture!), and this wipeable laminate fits the bill.
Delta Children Chair Desk with Storage Bin, $44.99: Let your kid feel like they’re in high school or college with this chair desk. (Am I dating myself with that comparison?) For your little one who simply cannot get enough of their favorite character, Delta Children offers eleven styles to choose from, including, Disney, Nickelodeon, Marvel, and Sesame Street. A removable storage bin that tucks under the seat is included.
FLISAT, $79.99: With a name like that, you know it’s gotta be IKEA. The FLISAT series includes a desk and a bench, both of which are adjustable so that they can grow with your child. Like the first activity table I shared with you, this one doesn’t have much in the way of storage, but I’d rather have to buy a set of drawers (TROFAST storage boxes and lids fit this desk), or a little storage unit in order to get a piece of furniture that will last beyond the preschool years.
Have fun checking out these six preschool desks! And if none of them is exactly your style, I hope you’re able to use them as inspiration to track down the perfect piece of furniture for your little one!