The 10 Best Ergonomic Height Adjustable Kids Desks

The 10 Best Ergonomic Height Adjustable Kids Desks

The 10 Best Ergonomic Height Adjustable Kids Desks

The 10 Best Ergonomic Height Adjustable Kids Desks

As a mother and occupational therapist, I’ve always been interested in children’s ergonomics and how little attention we give it.

If it’s important how adults sit, why wouldn’t it be the same for our children?

And to be honest, it’s not that difficult to set your child up with an ergonomic workstation.

Apart from a comfortable ergonomic chair, a kid’s adjustable desk are probably the two most important factors.

Below you will find my recommended lists of kid’s desks, and also some chair and desk sets.

Mount-It! Height Adjustable Kids Desk

Mount-It! Height Adjustable Kids Desk

  • Height-adjustable chair and desktop
  • Solid steel frame
  • Desktop tilts to 40°
  • For children 3-6 years old

The Mount-It! Kids Desk was designed with ventilation holes in its seat and the backrest to provide plenty of airflow to your child while they’re being creative.

The desktop platform is 14.5’’ x  26.5’’ and can be lifted up to 40° to enable better posture for reading, writing, and drawing.

The manufacturer has included rubber safety stops to ensure little fingers won’t get pinched.

Under the platform, you’ll find some storage space that will allow your child to organize their pencils and other drawing stuff. The storage drawer slides out for easier access to tools.

Adjustability and durability

Both the seat and the desktop are adjustable for height. The seat can be raised from 12.6’’ to 17.3’’ off the floor, and the desktop raises from 21.5’’ to 30’’ off the floor.

This will give you 9’’ of wiggle room to adjust as your child grows. But to make the best use of this set, your little one needs to be in the range of 3’9’’ and 5’ tall.

With regards to durability, this set should last you a long time since both the table and the chair come with a solid steel frame.

Storage and assembly

In terms of storing this desk set, all you’ll need to do is lift it up and move it out of the way, or find a convenient place for it. The dimensions of the whole top are 21.5’’ x 26.5’’.

The desktop is easy to assemble, and the package comes with clear, easy to follow instructions.

The only downside for some folks was the unavailable light and bookstand (the desktop has an attachment for them but they aren’t even sold separately.)

What We Like

  • Sturdy product
  • Grows with your child
  • Offers some storage
  • Good looking design

What We Don’t Like

  • Accessories for the desktop not included or sold separately

KidKraft Kids Study Desk With Chair

KidKraft Kids Study Desk With Chair

  • Cork bulletin board
  • Made with Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF)
  • For children 3-7 years old

KidKraft has made a convenient study desk for children that need lots of storage room. The desk comes with a pencil drawer and two deep cabinets that will hold lots of books and other supplies.

The child will also get a stand-up organizer on the desktop to keep some books and materials handy. The surface of the desktop is pretty generous and measures 35.8’’ x 18.3’’.

Although the description states this product was made for children ages 3-9,  judging by the user’s experience, it is actually best for children between the ages of 3 and 7-years-old.

Also, the measurement of the height 35’’ but this is to the top of the hutch and not the desktop. The actual height of the desk is 24.5’’ tall. The seat is 14’’ high and cannot be adjusted for height.


The frame of both the desk and the chair was made of pressed wood that will not be as durable as solid wood but the desk does look elegant and you won’t have to dish out an extra $500.

Overall, it is a cute looking desk that is sturdy and will allow your child to store their school supplies comfortably while devoting time to studying.

What We Like

  • Good looking design
  • Plenty of storage room
  • Generous desktop surface

What We Don’t Like

  • The set is on the small side

ApexDesk Little Soleil Desk Chair Set Bundle

ApexDesk Little Soleil Desk Chair Set Bundle

  • Adjustable desk & chair
  • Anti-scratch desktop surface
  • Rubber bumpers for safety
  • For kids 3.11’’ to 5.6’’ tall

The Little Soleil Desk Set definitely caught our eye due to its quality, adjustability, and comfort.

This is a set that grows with your child by having a height-adjustable function on both the chair and the desk. The desk can be raised from 21’’ to 31’’ off the floor with the help of individual leg levers.

The entire desktop area is rounded and features rubber bumpers for safety.

A part of the desktop can be tilted up to 74° which is a great idea, but it needs some stoppers that would prevent things from sliding down.

Comfort and safety

The chair is very comfortable to sit in and comes with a cushioned seat and backrest.

It has two separate adjustability options. One for the seat and another for the backrest which is something rarely seen on a chair.

The mechanism for height adjustments works with knobs that have to be twisted and locked in place. This might be a bit more complicated for the adults, but we think it will keep the child safe.

Another thing designed for safety is the casters on the chair that will lock when your child sits down. The manufacturer has set the height range at 3.11’’ to 5.6’’ tall and most people agree.

The majority of people that got this set are pretty happy with it.

What We Like

  • Durable design
  • Comfortable chair
  • Adjustable for height

What We Don’t Like

  • Desktop needs a stopper

FCD Large Multi-Function Wooden Study Desk

FCD Large Multi-Function Wooden Study Desk

  • Height-adjustable
  • Reading holder
  • Desktop tilts to 60°
  • Lots of accessories

If you’re looking for a large multifunctional desk that is also height adjustable check out this model. It comes with plenty of storage space as well as accessories like hooks and a dry erase board.

The desktop will handle a laptop without issues and the back shelf can be used for hooking a monitor up to 27’’.

The FCD is priced somewhat higher compared to other children’s desks but the height adjustability option makes this a great investment. It can be used for children (and adults) up to 5.10’’ tall.

Features and accessories

What you get is a large desktop area, lots of storage space, a drawing board, and a hutch that works as a convenient space for a laptop or tablet.

The tilting part of the desktop comes with an assist lever that helps you tilt it more smoothly, which is great for safety.

The assembly of this desk is a bit complicated and may take many hours to complete. The instructions are written poorly and skip certain steps.

This might be a drawback for some, but the people that made it say it is totally worth it.

What We Like

  • Height adjustable
  • Multi-functional design
  • Lots of storage space

What We Don’t Like

  • Poorly written assembly instructions

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The Guidecraft deluxe features a smart design that can entertain 2 children for hours. this art desk comes with a large desktop surface, 2 stools, plenty of storage, and an 18×50 paper roll to draw on.

On one side of the desktop, you get a supply holder to store all the pencils and crayons. This is where the paper roll comes out.

On the other side, you get a storage shelf that holds 6 fabric bins and has 2 more levels for more supplies. The legs are made from solid wood and the entire art unit comes with a Birchwood finish.

The only part that seems a bit flimsy is the small back of the chair that refuses to stay put.

Sadly, this set is not height adjustable but it will be good for kindergarteners and preschoolers.

Assembly and warranty

The Guidecraft deluxe art center ships in two separate boxes. When assembled it measures 47’’ x 31’’ x 32’’. The tabletop surface is 21’’ high.

Overall this is a durable desk and should last you a long time, plus it is backed by a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty.

What We Like

  • Great for siblings
  • Lots of storage room
  • Durable product

What We Don’t Like

  • Back of the chair a bit flimsy

Step2 Deluxe Art Master Kids Desk

Step2 Deluxe Art Master Kids Desk

  • Desktop with light
  • Dry-erase board
  • Easy assembly
  • For kids ages 3-7

The Step2 Deluxe Kids Desk features a desktop shelf made with PVC and a dry-erase board desktop surface that holds a storage compartment underneath.

We love how much storage this desk offers with its molded cubbies on both sides and the shelf above the desktop. The kids will also make use of the molded grooves around the whiteboard.

An interesting addition to this art desk is the built-in light switch that we hoped would shine some light on those projects, but it’s actually kind of dim and doesn’t do much.

Durability and assembly

The Step2 art desk is made from a hard plastic that is durable and will take significant abuse without breaking.

It is easy to clean and children seem to like it a lot. Adults are also happy with the price tag. The desk is also super easy to assemble and should take you around 30 minutes.

What We Like

  • Budget-friendly price
  • Durable plastic
  • Easy to clean

What We Don’t Like

  • The built-in light needs improvement

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This is an interesting looking desk and chair set with a desktop surface made of wood. Both the chair and the desk are height adjustable and the desk can be lifted with the help of a knob.

The chair is pretty standard, there’s no cushion to it but it does come with a backrest. The desktop surface is 31’’ wide and 19.6’’ deep but almost a 3rd of the depth space is taken by the shelves.

With regards to storage, there are two pull-out drawers, the shelves on the desktop, and lots of other compartments. The set is sturdy and comes in pink, blue, or yellow.

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The POTBY Kids Desk & Chair Set is lightweight and can be moved around with ease. Both the desk and the chair are height adjustable, and you can also adjust the height of the backrest.

The chair can be lifted from 11.8’’ to 17.72’’ off the floor and the desktop can be raised from 21.26’’ to 29.92’’. The desktop surface tilts to 40°, there’s some storage underneath it and a book holder on top.

Together with the desk, you get an LED lamp that you can rotate to 360° and choose between 3 levels of dimming. This set is recommended for children ages 3-12.

Overall it is a sturdy set that features a wooden desktop surface, has enough room for storage, and a light that performs well. Assembly is also easy for this one.

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Tirsoy has created a minimalist desk and chair set that is also height adjustable. When you first look at this set it doesn’t seem like much, but if you’re short on space it does get the job done.

What you get is a flat desktop surface with some storage underneath. The desk can be adjusted from 28’’ to 30.25’’ off the floor. The chair also adjusts from 16’’ to 18’’ off the floor.

This is not the standard height range seen on more expensive models, but it still works.

The chair has some openings for air circulation both on the seat and the backrest and can be used by children as young as 3 years old.


Assembly will take a while because the nails are not specified so you’ll have to compare them with the pictures on the instruction leaflet.

The instructions themselves are written in broken English and you might be left on your own to figure things out.

Baby Joy Kids Desk & Chair Set

We have to say we were hyped with the Baby Joy Desk & Chair Set. Unlike the brand name suggests, this desk can be used by children ages 3-14 and will successfully hold a laptop.

Both the desk and the chair are height adjustable, and the chair also features a unique butterfly backrest that keeps the pressure off the spine.

The desktop lifts from 21’’ to 28’’ and the chair can be raised from 12.5’’ to 18.5’’. The frame of the desk is pretty sturdy due to its H-shaped design.

Surface and accessories

The desktop surface can be tilted to 40° and features a safety stop so nothing slides down. The desktop also comes with some storage space underneath.

We have to mention that this desktop surface is safer for little ones because they don’t need to lift it to get to the storage compartment, they simply need to slide it out.

The desk comes with some additional accessories like a hook on the legs and a reading lamp. This model is easy to assemble and should last you a long time.

The earlier we introduce our children to ergonomics the better chance they have of developing a healthy spine.

This is why we’ve included additional information in our children’s desks review to explain proper sitting habits and other things to consider when buying a desk for them.

How to sit

Start with the feet – when your child sits down, their feet should be flat on the floor.

Take a look at your child’s knees. If there’s 2’’ space between the back of the knees and the seat they’re doing fine.

When they face the desk their hips, knees and ankles should all be positioned at 90 degrees.


Choosing an ergonomic chair is of the utmost importance when it comes to your child’s health. Building proper posture habits from an early age can really make a difference later on.

Make sure your child’s back is supported by the backrest when they’re drawing. Also, the chair should be kept in an upright position. Be sure to leave some space in front of your child.

To see if there’s enough space, tell your child to bend slightly forward while they’re sitting in front of the desk.

Desk height

To measure the proper desk height for your child, tell them to sit down and measure 2’’ above their elbow.

Since children grow fast it is a smart move to invest in a height-adjustable desk and chair to follow their growth without purchasing new sets regularly.

Your child’s age

When shopping for your child’s workspace online, pay attention to the recommended age limit.

Most parents start with an art center as early as 2 years old. If you’re getting something for a toddler or kindergartener make sure the desk is easy to clean and maintain.

At that age, it might be smart to get rounded objects with easy to open drawers that won’t pinch their fingers.

Once your child is a bit older they will need a desk to hold their laptop and other essentials. In that case, get a sharp desk that can hold heavier objects and will have a proper desktop surface.

Your child’s height

If you’re looking for the perfect desk & chair for your child we have to tell you that one size does not fit all.

Even if the manufacturer recommends a certain age, not all children are the same body type at that age. This is why it’s important to check out the measurements of the set before buying it.

If you already have the right sized chair at home, measure the distance from the seat to the floor, and compare that to the chair you’ll be buying.

Some manufacturers like Apex inform you of the height range of their adjustable desk & chair. We made sure to include all that important information in our children’s desk review.


Before buying a desk for your child you’ll have to consider the available space you’ve got at home. Some desks are designed to save space and turn any corner into a study space.

Even if you don’t lack space you’ll still want something with drawers and cubbies to organize your child’s things. The best thing to do would be to ask your child what kind of setup they would prefer.


Most of the desks for children come with some sort of storage space whether it is cotton bags, cubbies, drawers, etc.

This is a good way for your child to start learning about putting everything back in its place. Plus, the more storage space they get the cleaner their room will be.