These functional desks promote learning and organization during homework time.
It's important for school-age children to have a "work space" to call their own. A kids desk is a great place for children to do homework, and the perfect spot to learn how to keep their things organized by taking ownership of their own space.
While the homework vs. no homework debate won't likely be ending any time soon, the fact is, at some point your child will be asked to complete this integral part of the learning process. Desks can also be creative space to make art, draw and store collectables.
The kids' desks we've found are functional, available at a variety of price points and easy to keep organized, with a goal of keeping your child motivated while they do their homework each afternoon.
Here are our favorite kids' desks that are perfect for hitting the books after school:
Not only does this small modern desk and hutch set from Crate & Kids appeal to my minimalist eye, but it's the perfect size for after school homework. This unique kids desk includes an integrated power outlet/USB port little ones can use to charge their devices. I also love the hutch's modular pegboard system for organization, which features two shelves and a cubby that are adjustable, allowing little learners to customize their own storage. Plus, there's an additional shelf up top, drawer space, an open side cubby and easy access to the desk's integrated power outlet through the bottom of the hutch.
Dimensions: 30" W x 11" D x 26" H
Be still my midcentury heart. Love the look and color of this simple writing desk, which is the perfect spot for a homework station. The included hutch features four open shelves, perfect for storing books, art supplies and collectibles. I also love the rounded edges to minimize any potential safety issues.
Dimensions: 24.5'' L X 43.3'' W X 36.8'' H
Sold separately or in a set, this classic desk from Pottery Barn Kids is designed with roomy drawers, shelves and a cork board for pinning favorite items. Love the brushed nickel drawer pulls, too! Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ factory which supports fair and safe labor practices, the hardwood frame is kiln-dried to prevent warping or bowing.
The standard hutch features two cord cut-outs to easily manage electronics, a large cork board and two fixed shelves, while the tech hutch option features a smart strip with 2 regular outlets and 2 USB outlets; making it easier to plug in devices. The tech hutch still includes a cork board and open shelf for extra storage.
Dimensions Desk: 48" W x 22" D x 30" H
Dimensions Standard Hutch: 48" W x 14" D x 23.5" H
Dimensions Tech Hutch: 48" W x 14" D x 23.5" H
This desk and chair set from ferm Living's Little Architect series is a modern and minimalist's dream (and perfect for little learners)! Made from ash veneer, I love the subtle color choices and clip on options for pencils and paper.
Dimensions: W: 27.6" x H: 18.9" (23.6" including back) x D: 17.7"
The FlexiSpot desk proposes to take your child "from kindergarten to college". Pretty cool, right? Per their website, "this style fosters a healthier learning environment by empowering your child to alternate between sitting and standing as needed—no manual lifting or lowering required. One touch is all it takes to raise the desktop height from 550 mm for short children up to 890 mm for tall adults."
Need more convincing? The desktop is waterproof, resisting stains and water damage. I also love the durable hook that attaches to the desk frame for storing your child's backpack, and the safety measures that make this desk fully child-proofed with anti-collision sensors, smooth corners, and more.
Dimensions: see website
Here's another option for little learners from Plan Toys for Burke Decor. With a sleek wooden design, this multifunctional table and chair set is perfect for your child's first desk. There are 2 compartments for storage, sturdy and supportive legs, and a surface that kids can draw on with chalk.
Plan Toys, whose motto is "Better Kids for Better World" has a focus on sustainability, which includes using sustainable material and manufacturing.
Dimensions: 22.83 x 17.6 x 17.28 inch
The Quincy Kid's Desk and Chair Set available at Target is an adorable children's work space. Ideal for "younger children and teens", with a work surface that can store art supplies, paper, and folders with the shelf and cubbies attached to the desk designed with a sleek gold tone metal frame and white top. The coordinating office chair in pink has a padded seat with a nylon mesh back rest. Love the fact that the chair is customizable to your child's height and comfort.
Dimensions: 37.2'' H x 31.5'' W x 23.6'' D