Kids Computer Desk
A recent study by AOL has shown that 46% of our children are on the computer
at least four times a week. Of that 46%, nearly 20% are online each day.
Children may be the fastest growing Internet audience today, so it is important
that you have a good kids computer desk for them to sit at.
When looking to purchase a kid’s computer desk, there are several
things you should keep in mind. Children can sit at an adult’s desk,
but the ergonomics will be much better if you purchase your child a desk
built specifically for their age. Ask the store you are looking in if they
have desks specifically built for children your child’s age. Ergonomics
is the science of adjusting a workspace (in this case, the kid’s
computer desk) so that it will place the body in the most comfortable and
healthy position. So a kid’s computer desk built specifically for
their age group will help put them in the correct eronomic position.
Once you purchase a kid’s computer desk, there are other factors
to consider to keep them in the correct position when on the computer.
The monitor should be placed directly in front of your child and not off
to the side. The monitor should be at eye level. To achieve this, it may
be necessary to place the monitor on a stand. To help prevent the possibility
of carpal tunnel, you should make sure your child’s arm is level
and not bent when typing or using the mouse. Your child’s knuckles,
wrist and the top of their forearm should form a straight line. To achieve
this, you may need to adjust the height of their desk chair. It will help
if the desk chair that came with the kids computer desk has an adjustable
back and arm rests.
It will be important for your child’s long term health to provide
them with a healthy desk environment to help prevent back, neck and
Have your children vision tested to make sure they are able to see and learn as other kids their age. If you find your child's vision is low, research getting low vision devices to help them.