Let’s face it. When you have kids, space in your home is always tight. So you’ve got to be wise with your furniture choices.
The Problems of Not Having One
When you don’t have children-sized furniture at home, every task is daunting for a child, no matter how simple (and worrisome for you too).
Is it mealtime? Your child needs someone to lift them onto a dining chair and elevate them onto a precarious balance of cushions or lock them into a high chair.
Is it art hour? Your kids have to wait for you to set up their workspace.
This strips them of their independence, ensures that you are always needed even for the smallest of tasks, and is often less than ideal when it comes to your child’s safety and comfort since nothing is the right size for them.
So, simply having a correct-sized table and chair set can eliminate a whole lot of problems!
5 Benefits of Having One
1. Instils an ‘I Can’ Attitude
When your kids have to hang around waiting for you in order to be able to get things done, they lose out on a chance to be proactive and independent. A kid-sized table and chair that you let them know is theirs, gives them autonomy.
They can decide when they want to sit down and work on something. They can also get started themselves, without waiting for anyone’s help. The tables and chairs will also be small and light enough for them to handle on their own if they need to shift them to suit their needs.
2. Teaches Tidiness
Are you always picking up after your kids? Teach them to clean up after themselves! Show them how to set up their own table at mealtime, and wipe down the table once they're done, so that they can move on to playtime.
They will come to love it when they know that their reward is a clean surface that they can use for some creative hours of drawing, molding clay, or reading.
3. Encourages Zen in Your Home
Your kids will know there is an alternative to running down the halls hollering at the top of their voices.
They’ll have another option: to sit down and create something.
They’ll learn that quiet time can be fun and productive, not boring or a punishment. They’ll also know that they have access to a comfortable space to be quiet and productive in that’s all theirs!
To top it all off, you’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing that they’re comfortably, safely, and quietly enjoying themselves, with no danger of them falling off a chair or table that’s too high for them.
4. Promotes Peaceful Collaboration
How many times has your youngest burst into tears because they felt left out by their older siblings and their friends?
With a kid-friendly table and chair set, younger and older kids can sit at the same table while working on their own projects and fun activities.
This way, your younger kids won’t feel completely excluded, but your older kids will be able to enjoy some semblance of personal space. And when friends come over to play, if you have enough tables and chairs, everyone can gather around and collaborate.
However, you might not have room for multiple tables and chair sets. In this case, consider just getting an additional kid’s chair or two to accommodate your kids’ friends when they come over for a play date. Extra chairs can also help if your kids don’t like dragging their chairs all around the house. You can place these in spots that your little ones often spend time in.
Wondering where you can shop for kid’s chairs online? Often, chairs will come only as part of a table and chair set, but we do standalone chairs like these too:
5. Save Space
It’s incredible how clutter builds up when you have children and therefore, things that can be used in many ways, become a lifesaver.
Invest in a multi-activity play table and you can sort out mealtime, homework time, and playtime all in one go, even when you don’t have a lot of room in your home.