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Selecting the Right Kids Tables and Chairs

Children's table and chair sets give kids a place to create colorful works of art, host tea parties, enjoy a snack, and work on schoolwork. They're just the right size to give them a comfortable space of their own. When creating a space for your children, consider these options for finding the right tables and chairs for their needs.

How tall should a child’s table and chairs be?

If kids are spending an extended period of time sitting at the table, they need tables and chairs that are the right size for them. Size-appropriate furniture maximizes comfort and provides them with the support they need. If their feet dangle from the chair, it's too big. Children should be able to plant their feet firmly on the floor when sitting all the way back in their chairs. At the same time, there needs to be enough space between the seat of the chair and the underside of the table so that knees fit comfortably under the table.

Consider these measurements when shopping for a your kids table set:

When choosing a table and chairs for multiple age ranges, shop for the largest child. Children grow quickly, and this ensures you get the most use out of it.

Which table shape works best for my child’s space?

Children's tables come in several shapes, too. The best shape for your space is really a matter of preference, but each shape has its pros and cons. Square tables are ideal for four children. They each have their own side and are equidistant from each other to minimize fighting over who has more space. The symmetrical shape also brings balance to the room. Rectangular tables give you more space for seating six or more children at once.

One of the biggest advantages of a kids round table is that it doesn't have any sharp corners. If you have small children in the space, you can reduce injuries. Round tables also work in awkward or small spaces to make a warm and comfortable environment.

How will your children use tables and chairs?

Before purchasing a table and chairs for your kids, think about how they plan to use it. Plastic tables and chairs work in a children's playroom because these items are lightweight and easy to clean. If your kids love arts and crafts, a table and chair set with storage space gives you plenty of room for organizing crayons, paints, and toys to keep the room tidy. Folding tables and chairs are easy to store if you want to put them away for more play space when they're not in use.

From meal time to play time, children's tables and chairs provide a comfortable space to sit for all of their activities. Using this information will help you choose the kids furniture that's just the right fit.

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