The 10 Best Children's Desks

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Most kids love to draw and color, but a lot of furniture is too big for them to use comfortably. These desks are made specifically for children and give them their own personal space to do art projects and complete homework assignments. We've included both wooden and plastic models, and some of them are even height-adjustable, so you can make them taller as your little ones grow. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best children's desk on Amazon.

10. Tot Tutors 2-in-1

9. Svan Desk and Chair Set

8. ECR4Kids Open Front

7. Nick Jr. Delta Paw Patrol

6. Step2 Deluxe

5. Melissa & Doug Lift-Top

4. Guidecraft Deluxe Art Center

3. Sauder Pogo

2. Vivo V303

1. ApexDesk Little Soleil

Special Honors

Classic Playtime Nelson Mid Century Modern If your children like furniture that looks as sophisticated and stylish as yours, the Classic Playtime Nelson Mid Century Modern is a good choice. Its contemporary design will make it an attractive addition to any space, and its large 44 by 24-inch surface will provide them with plenty of room to do their schoolwork or other projects. hayneedle.com

Pottery Barn Kids Charlie Low Hutch The Charlie Low Hutch has a prominent grain structure and antiqued hardware that make it best for kids who are ready for more mature furnishings in the room. Its hutch offers four cubbies to store various items, as well as a corkboard to pin up important papers, while the desk itself has two drawers for writing utensils and the like. potterybarnkids.com

Editor's Notes

May 11, 2020:

Just like adults, children have their own unique style, and that extends to the furniture they want in their bedroom. With that in mind, we wanted to include a nice variety of looks when it comes to their desks, so whether you are trying to match it to their bed or simply trying to appease their particular likes and dislikes, there should be something here to suit that need. Of course, we also made sure to only recommend sturdy, high-quality pieces that can stand up to the inevitable abuse they will be subjected to.

Since kids, especially young ones, need a play surface just as much as they need one for schoolwork, we feel the Tot Tutors 2-in-1 is a smart choice for many. Its top is removable to reveal a Lego- and Duplo-compatible surface, as well as a center storage space to keep those blocks neatly contained when they aren't actively being used. For the artistically-inclined children, we have the Guidecraft Deluxe Art Center and Step2 Deluxe. They both boast various storage spaces for markers, paint, scissors, and the like, and the former even has a paper roll holder.

It is important to start kids in the habit of keeping a proper posture when they are young, which is why we highly recommend the ApexDesk Little Soleil and Vivo V303. Both have a tilting work surface and height-adjustable chair, so children can find the ideal position for working. Of course, some youngsters may refuse to use anything that doesn't showcase their favorite cartoon characters, which is why we included the Nick Jr. Delta Paw Patrol. We also think parents will appreciate that it doesn't take up too much space in a home and, at 20 pounds, is relatively easy for anyone to move without help. Plus, it can be found in various other designs, including Frozen, Cars, and Sesame Street.

Of course, any time we revisit our lists, some old selections are bound to lose their place. In this case, we decided to eliminate the Lipper International Slant Top. We felt that its design was simply too similar to the Melissa & Doug Lift-Top, and since its overall construction was lacking when compared with the latter, plus the latter was cheaper, it had to go. We also got rid of the Table Mate 4 Kids. Though, we appreciated its foldable design, its fabric didn't stand the test of time.


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Last updated on May 13, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

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