A desk for a student is not just a piece of furniture for a child’s room. The student spends a lot of time behind him, doing homework, reading, so he should be comfortable and ergonomic. Now nobody is surprised at the presence of their personal computer in elementary school children. In this case, the best option is to purchase a computer table, because behind it you can work with a PC and do homework.
Modern models of tables are very diverse both in appearance and material of manufacture, and in functionality, so that each parent will be able to choose the most suitable option for the student.
The following types of computer desks are popular today.
These are the most common models due to their versatility. They can be placed anywhere in the room and can be easily moved if necessary. The large straight worktop is ideal for homework and creativity.
Many models of this class are equipped with a sliding keyboard stand, which allows you not to overload the work surface. There is also a stand for the system unit and other office equipment, which allows you to use the table as efficiently as possible.
Very compact models that are located in the corner and, as a rule, have a large number of shelves and drawers, which allows you to place all the items and accessories necessary for the student.
In terms of dimensions, these models are larger and more capacious than linear ones, however, they have one significant minus - they can be placed only in the corner.
These models have a laconic appearance and design, however, not every school student will suit. The fact is that usually their countertop is small, which means that some difficulties may arise with free space on the surface. But some manufacturers solve this issue by additionally equipping racks with drawers and shelves.
Both the corner table and any of the above options are usually supplemented with a cabinet or drawers for storing textbooks, notebooks and stationery.
Books are usually convenient to place on open shelves, so their availability will be for the student by the way.
Modern manufacturers of computer desks offer many options for their execution. The following materials are popular.
Metal and plastic
Tables with aluminum frame and plastic worktop fit perfectly into the nursery in the style of minimalism or pop art. They can be made in a variety of colors. Very light, inexpensive tables.
One of the most inexpensive materials for furniture production. It is a pressed wooden shavings covered with a laminated layer. The material can have a bad effect on health, as particleboard is impregnated with a special adhesive, which often contains formaldehyde (a dangerous carcinogen).
In addition, the top layer of such furniture is easily damaged and it does not withstand contact with water.
A great alternative to chipboard. It costs a little more, but the operational characteristics of such a computer table will be many times higher.
It is not afraid of moisture, it looks beautiful and stylish, and the shock-resistant modern PVC coating does not fade and does not chip.
Wooden computer desks look expensive, they are safe for humans. However, their price is far from budgetary, moreover, products from solid wood are very heavy and moving such a table on their own will be problematic.
Visually expand the space, however, are not recommended for use in children's rooms.
Whatever material is chosen for the table, the most important thing is that it fits into the general interior of the room, supports the main color scheme, and is also convenient for the student.
Subtleties of choice
Given the fact that the student spends more than one hour preparing the homework, the computer desk must meet certain requirements that will help preserve the child’s health and posture.
- It is recommended to choose the right width of the countertop. The optimal indicator is 100 cm. The fact is that experts recommend installing a computer monitor so that the distance to the eyes is at least 50 centimeters. In addition, the student will need to place textbooks and notebooks, as well as take the correct and comfortable pose, in which the elbows are on the table.
- Adjustable tilt. Some tables have this option, it is very convenient for the student, as it allows you to create the optimal slope for homework and drawing.
- The correct height. Not all computer tables have the ability to adjust this parameter. This problem can be solved by picking up a comfortable chair with several positions of the back and seat, as well as a footrest.
When choosing a model, you should also consider how the table will be positioned relative to the window. According to the regulations, natural light should fall directly or left on the work surface. This is especially true for corner models.
It is not recommended to choose very bright, flashy colors, as they will tire the child and distract from homework. It is better to add, if desired, a classic-colored table with bright accessories - pencils, a book stand, mini-photo frames.
A computer desk, subject to proper and reasonable selection, can replace a classic desk for a child . This is a great option for both educational activities and for entertainment and relaxation.
See how to choose the right table for your child in the next video.