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Best kids' desks TechnoBuffalo 2021

Virtual learning is gaining popularity, and arranging an academically-equipped space for remote learners is essential. Kids' desks are better than ever: some grow with the child, others encourage artistic expression, and a few are even portable. We've gathered the best desks for your children's academic journey from preschool to university.

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Best overall: Mecor Height Adjustable Kids Desk and Chair Set

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Mecor's height adjustable kids desk and chair set is jam-packed with helpful features and focuses on ergonomic design. It's vital to protect your children's eyesight and posture as they grow, and desks like this one are an excellent way for parents to do so. Its telescoping steel frame is sturdy and expands alongside your growing child; the recommended age range is three to fifteen years old. This desk's 0-40 degree tilting desktop and variable brightness lamp are our favorite features—three angled modes for reading, writing, and drawing add to this set's versatility.

$141 at Amazon
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Learning with longevity: Yasoon Kids Modern Computer and Writing Table

Five color choices, storage space, and a mid-century modern design make this study table by Yassoon a stylish choice for kids of all ages. It has a more grown-up look to it, though, and would be right at home in a freshman's dorm room. This desk's sturdy steel legs and ample bearing capacity contribute to its evergreen practicality; there's plenty of space for a student's monitor, laptop, or PC tower. While it may not ship as a set with a matching chair (as many desks do), your child can choose their favorite on their own and feel more involved in the decision.

$117 at Amazon
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For baby artists: Guidecraft Arts and Crafts Center with Storage

Guidecraft's Arts and Crafts Center is an artistic kid's dream workspace. Capacious, brightly colored bins and five cups to hold crayons, glue sticks, paintbrushes, etc. are included. Its neutral blonde and white wood design mesh with various decors. Encourage creativity without worrying about a mess; a generous 18 inches-by-50-feet roll of paper is built into this desk. The surfaces wipe clean in an instant, and the included chairs nest neatly under its sturdy tabletop when not in use. It may cost more than most desks, but it's a piece that can be passed down and used for years.

$270 at Amazon
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Sharing is caring: Step 2 Creative Projects Table

Step 2's Creative Projects table is similar in concept to the previous desk we highlighted but simplified and made lightweight. Twin stools allow two children to use this desk together, which can help alleviate any loneliness resulting from an abrupt shift to virtual learning. Each side section has plenty of storage space for books or board games, and its four multi-purpose cupholders help minimize spills and disorganization. Molded plastic construction wipes down quickly, and though it needs adult assembly, the time spent on it will be minimal.

$120 at Amazon
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Perfectly portable: ECR4Kids "The Surf" Portable Lap Desk

Unconventional, colorful, and stackable: these words perfectly describe The Surf from ECR4Kids. It's a portable lap desk that's lightweight, waterproof, and truly supports learning on the go. Anywhere can become your child's classroom: your local park on a sunny day; in a chair, when there's no desk available; or perched on the floor with a study group. Kids over six years old, teenagers, and adults alike will find this affordable desk helpful, so buy enough for your whole family.

$31 at Amazon
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Sensation-ally educational: Play Platoon 5-in-1 Sensory Table with Storage

Three vivid colorways and a three-way convertible top grace this textured sensory table from Play Platoon aimed toward children aged 18 months and older. Slime, sand, water, and more can be poured into the table's recessed surface to inspire creative play. Crafting supplies, books, and blocks can be stuffed under the top and out of sight. The addition of two 18-inch chairs and a tabletop with universal building block compatibility is a pleasant surprise. Its detachable legs can be placed inside the inverted table, making storage post-cleanup easy.

$60 at Amazon
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Refined and reliable: Calico Designs Convertible Drawing and Computer Desk

This drafting table inspired desk by Calico Designs is a great gift for an upcoming or recent graduate. You can thoughtfully acknowledge their academic efforts and recognize their transition to the adult, working world. Its industrial-inspired aesthetic fits in at home, the office, or even an art studio. This convertible desk was modeled after drafting tables, but unfortunately, its surface cannot be tilted. Luckily, endless shelf configurations, its roll-out keyboard drawer, and a broadly longitudinal tabletop contribute toward this desk's universal appeal.

$117 at Amazon

All desks considered

Kids exist in infinite shapes and sizes, and so do their desks. Some may look more like tables, but the current market demonstrates that even those are feature-rich now. From sensory play for toddlers to college graduates, we've put together plenty of options to choose from.

The cream of the crop is still Mecor's Height Adjustable Kids Desk and Chair Set. Its specs (and ergonomic construction) will benefit most students aged three through fifteen. Your kids can pick from four different shades, and who doesn't love customization? If you prefer lightweight, innovative portability, then the ECR4Kids "The Surf" Portable Lap Desk is the way to go with its minimalist design. Simply sit on the bottom surface, and people of all ages will appreciate the stable work surface that appears before them.

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