Choosing a table in the nursery

Every child needs their own table. Parents should choose a convenient model, take into account the height of the furniture, colors and design, ask about the material from which the product is made.


It is necessary to clearly define the functions of each table in the nursery. The workplace is necessary for drawing, modeling, sticking applications, making crafts, doing handicrafts, doing homework. There are classic tables with rounded corners. There are products with swivel tops. Usually they are supplied with movable modules, folding and added attachments.

You can choose angular products, as well as rectangular and in the form of the letter G. For small apartments choose the angular location of the table.This option does not take up much space, but the surface of the furniture will allow to accommodate a lot of objects. Functional table will make drawers or dresser. The workplace of the child is undesirable to combine with a computer desk. The PC should be located on a separate table, although this is not always possible.

L-shaped option is convenient because the computer does not interfere with the implementation of written tasks. For this purpose, you can use the second part of the furniture. If there are two schoolchildren at home, then this model will enable the simultaneous performance of home lessons. The table is suitable for spacious rooms, as it takes up a lot of space. You can choose the option of the table with the location of students sideways to each other, opposite or at an angle. The personal zone of each student must be demarcated by the worktop. Each child needs a drawer with tools. Notebooks, textbooks, stationery can be placed on the tabletop.

Often, products complement add-ins: shelving, shelves, drawers. It is very important to successfully select the height of the table with the superstructure, so that the student can conveniently get books, objects for homework and creative tasks.The child should easily reach out to any accessories. An interactive table with a touch screen instead of a tabletop contributes to the development of children. With preschoolers can conduct educational activities. Game moments help to gain knowledge fascinatingly and effectively. At the same time, several people can work on a plasma surface, a screen with an infrared sensor system.

Biology, astronomy, history, literature, foreign languages ​​become the most interesting items at the table with a touch screen. The surface of the interactive version serves as a virtual geographical map, chemical and physical laboratory. Scale can be adjusted: reduce and increase. Convenient to use folding tables. If necessary, they can be placed in the closet or grab with them, for example, to the cottage where the child will play and develop in nature in his own corner.

There are also folding models with a tabletop hanging along the wall.


Choose tables should be safe for health and the environment materials.

  • Natural wood. Absolutely environmentally friendly, practical, aesthetic material that will last a long time. The most wear-resistant products are from deciduous trees: cherries, ash, walnut, beech. Conifers produce more delicate tables that can be prone to dents and scratches. However, regardless of what type of wood furniture is made, it should in no case be treated with toxic varnishes and paints.

  • MDF (fine dispersion fraction). Pressed wood fiber plates, poorly amenable to mechanical friction. Toxic resin in the manufacture of furniture does not apply, so the tables are completely safe for health. Strong products perfectly maintain the second assembly. Furniture is a bit cheaper than wood products.
  • Chipboard (chipboard). Tree particles are pressed in the hot way, absolutely safe for the child's health. Formaldehyde resins that are added to the product during the manufacturing process can release toxic substances when heated. In the children's bedroom is better not to install such a table. Coverage veneer makes it possible to vary the range of colors and textures.The option with a photo printing is possible. Furniture made of chipboard is relatively inexpensive. Material less resistant, possible chipped. Avoid moisture on the product.
  • Laminated chipboard (laminated wood chipboard is bonded with formaldehyde resin). Thermosetting polymer from natural wood. Be sure to ask for a certificate of quality, since not all the material can be environmentally friendly.

Metal fasten parts of the table. Separate metal parts, except the support, try not to use. Glass and plastic are also rarely taken as material for children's tables. Children need to buy plastic furniture with caution: some types of plastic have a pungent, persistent odor. Models for kids choose only from safe plastic for health. It is unpretentious in operation and easy to clean.

Products made of natural wood are not very suitable for small children, since the natural material will quickly be spoiled by drawing and scraping.


If the table is wrong, then Your child may have health problems:

  • very high table contributes to the asymmetry of the shoulders;
  • too low product contributes to the deterioration of vision, respiratory failure.

The table will help determine the height of the table by the person's height:

  • young children with a height of 100–115 cm (5–6 years old) should choose a table 50 cm high;
  • 116–120 cm (7 years) - 52 cm;
  • 121–127 cm (8 years old) - 53 cm;
  • 128–136 cm (9–10 years old) - 56 cm;
  • 137–144 cm (11–12 years old) - 59 cm;
  • 145–150 cm (13 years old) - 62 cm;
  • 151–153 cm (14 years old) - 63 cm;
  • 154–158 cm (15 years) - 65 cm;
  • 159–161 cm (16 years old) - 67 cm;
  • 162–170 cm (17–18 years old) - 71 cm;
  • 171–178 cm (19–20 years old) - 74 cm.

The child’s knees should be bent at an angle of 90 degrees, the feet should be comfortably placed on the floor. It is necessary to choose a product with a width of at least 80 cm, depth - 60 cm. If the computer is located right there, then the width, respectively, should be at least 100 cm. From the table top to the knees should be about 10-15 cm, to the chair - 20 –24 cm. If it is impossible to touch the floor with your feet, you should build a footrest. The wooden stand is preferably covered with a cloth. You can saw legs, but you need to consider that small children grow very quickly. A podium that will serve as a footrest at the same time will help to make a lower table higher. You can purchase supports without a tabletop.

Design and colors

Recently it has become fashionable to choose furniture with elegant lines in the girl's room. A simple and concise table should provide environmental friendliness and functionality.A wooden table in bright colors with decorative details will emphasize the romantic nature of the girl. Boys are better off to buy a large writing desk at which it is convenient to engage in creative work and research. On it you can put a globe or a lamp with a green shade. Teen can purchase folding or folding desk.

The color palette is diverse. Each child must choose the color individually. Bright tones can distract the attention of the child, cause irritation. Light inconspicuous shades will be the most optimal solution to the problem. Beige, peach, cream colors soothes, helps to concentrate better, to concentrate attention. The table should fit into the interior of the furniture, match the color and please the child. The color scheme should encourage children to work.

For the girl, they choose the model and the color of the table, considering her taste. In a small room is best to get a white table. Such a tone reflects and diffuses the light, and the room seems larger. Light gray and beige colors also contribute to the apparent increase in space.Light green, cream, and beige tones are suitable for boys. In the southern room of the boy, you can put a table in blue, gray or blue. The girl is better suited lilac shade.

Pink color will suit emotional and mobile child. It enhances daydreaming and positive thinking. Orange coloring is full of heat and energy, contributes to creativity and ingenuity. Good for slow children. Yellow tones stimulate the brain to work. Recommend unsure of themselves children who find it difficult to communicate with their peers.

Tips for choosing

By choosing a table for the children's room should be approached thoroughly. It is necessary to take into account the schemes of proper seating of the child at the table so that his spine does not twist and scoliosis does not form. The desk is better to pick up with adjustable legs: they will help the furniture to fit the child's height. Such a product will last for many years. A separate place creates a sense of security for children, provides their own territory, which will help the personality to develop. A practical and functional table should create comfort. At the same time, the workplace should not take up too much space.

At the table, the child spends a lot of time, so you need to choose a well-lit place. No household items should block the supply of natural light. The table should be equipped with a desk lamp, which provides additional lighting. Pick up a comfortable chair, appropriate for age. It is best to buy a chair with a footrest. It is advisable to choose a chair or chair with adjustment. This will make it easier for the child to take long classes at the table.

A child who is a year old also needs his own table. On it, he will consider pictures, books, sculpt from clay. For children over 1 year old, a plastic or wooden table with drawers, where you can store toys, is well suited. On the surface, the child can lay out stationery, books, albums. From the age of 2 children learn to draw with pencils, felt-tip pens, pens. For them, you need to choose a good cleaning tables. Children aged 4, 5, 6, 7 years old learn to read and write. Books, notebooks, pens, paints, felt-tip pens, scissors, plasticine figurines, applications and other crafts should be well placed on their table.

Table must match the age. The child should be comfortable learning the basics of science. Decorative ornaments and depicted fairy tales will help children enjoy working at their own table. It is very important that the future owner of the table participate in the selection. His preferences must be considered. The tabletop must be chosen with notches so that pens and pencils do not fall to the floor. When choosing furniture, parents should always remember about safety. To avoid injury, it is undesirable to purchase a table with sharp corners. Furniture made of environmentally friendly materials creates favorable conditions for full development.

It is not recommended to choose trendy table models. The place should adjust to the working mode, and not dispel the attention of the child.

Beautiful examples

There are interesting models with folding sides. For such a table can fit up to six children at a time. The transforming table is convenient and original, at which the child’s posture is not disturbed by the tilting of the tabletop. The height of the table can be adjusted. The involvement of the window sill as part of the desk interests many parents.To implement this idea, it is best to use the window in the middle of the wall, then to the right and left of the platbands, you can build lockers in which you can fold various accessories.

A convenient and beautiful way to use the window sill as part of the tabletop for the corner table will help to increase the space in the nursery.

On how to choose a table in the nursery, see the following video.

Information provided for reference purposes. For construction issues, always consult a specialist.

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