Review: The Best Desks For Kids In 2020

VIVO Height Adjustable Children's Desk

Most Adjustable
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The VIVO Height Adjustable Children's Desk is an ergonomically designed product with your child's comfort in mind. This desk has an adjustable top that tilts up and down to match your child's height as they grow. If your child loves to draw, the VIVO is an especially perfect fit. This desk tilts up to 40 degrees so they can get the perfect angle while they doodle. There are also pencil slots and paper stop built into the desktop to keep items from rolling off the desk while tilted, not to mention ample storage space for books and supplies.

Recommended for kids ages 3 to10, we love this desk for its adjustability and versatility. It's one desk to rule them all.

Key Features

  • Ergonomic adjustable steel frame desk and chair
  • Tilting desktop up to 40 degrees
  • Height chart included on both desk and chair


  • Brand: VIVO
  • Desk Dimensions: 26" wide x 19" deep
  • Desk Height: Adjustable from 21" to 30"
  • Chair Height: Adjustable from 12.6" to 17.3"

Melissa & Doug Child’s Lift-Top Desk & Chair

Honorable Mention
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The Melissa & Doug desk is great for those looking to add a high-quality hardwood desk to their kid's area. This desk has a traditional look to it and is great for toddlers up to age 8 and handles up to 150 pounds.

We liked the hinged lift top design which allowed access to storage, while a portion of the desk is stationary making it possible to leave items on top.

In addition to the great design, this desk is very easy to assemble and requires only a Phillips-head screwdriver and some elbow grease. Your child can get right to homework or play with this cute desk from Melissa & Doug.

Key Features

  • High quality wood desk and matching chair
  • Safety-hinged lid
  • 150 pound weight limit


  • Brand: Melissa & Doug
  • Desk Dimensions: 23" tall x 23.3" wide x 16" deep
  • Chair Dimensions: 22.5" tall x 12" wide x 12" deep (12.5" from floor to seat)
  • Weight: 19 pounds

ECR4Kids Open-Front Student Desk

Classic Design
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This desk from ECR4Kids might look a little familiar from your days in elementary school, but trust us when we say its just as proven of a design as ever. This desk is has adjustable legs that adjust from 2 to 2.5 feet tall and plenty of storage for books, notebooks, and other supplies, thanks to its handy front top lid.

With its sturdy wood and steel construction you don't have to worry about this desk breaking. The feet are made with a self-leveling nylon piece that should keep them from damaging your floor. The desk is compact and will fit in whatever space you have for it. All you need is a good chair and your child has a nice setup for study or play.

Key Features

  • Adjustable chrome legs
  • Metal storage box
  • Self-leveling nylon guides


  • Brand: ECR4Kids
  • Dimensions: 24" wide x 18" deep
  • Adjustable height: between 24" and 30.5"
  • Weight: 20 pounds

KidKraft Kids Study Desk with Chair

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The KidKraft Kids Study Desk is a cute design that we couldn't get over. With the looks of an adult desk but miniaturized, its a perfectly charming addition for your kids' room or study area. Based from the classic hutch hutch design, this unit has cabinets, drawers, a handy cork board, file organizer, and includes a chair. Recommended use is for ages 3 to 8.

We especially like the cork board which was an adorable feature that allows your child to hang up doodles or photos for everybody to see. This desk from KidKraft looked sharp and mature while still being fun. Whether its all work or all play, your child will love this sweet little piece from KidKraft.

Key Features

  • Storage drawer and two deep cabinets
  • Composite wood construction
  • Cork board, dry-erase board, and paper organizer


  • Brand: KidKraft
  • Desk Dimensions: 32" tall x 35.8" wide x 18.2" deep
  • Chair Dimensions: 26.75" tall x 13.5" wide x 13.5" deep
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds

Guidecraft Children’s Media Desk and Chair Set

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Similar in shape and appeal to the KidKraft Study desk, the Guide Craft Media Desktop is a good for those simply wanting an alternative design for older kids. One thing that certainly sets this desk apart from the KidKraft though is its size which is built for elementary aged children from 5 to 12.

The Guidecraft is built more durably of course but doesn't skip on any of the key features of a hutch design which includes cork board, 5 accessible cubbies, handy cutouts, and a spacious desktop to accommodate a computer. The wide four foot wide surface takes up a fair amount of space, but allows for lots of room for your child to be creative. This unit from Guidecraft also comes in four delectable colors.

Compared to some of the particle board designs on this list, the Guidecraft is a sturdy model made from hardwood with a lacquered and veneered surface. In short, this desk is bar none in quality and fun.

Key Features

  • Desk, hutch, and chair set
  • Corkboard and five cubbies in the hutch, and two cubbies in the desk
  • Combination of solid and engineered wood components


  • Brand: Guidecraft
  • Desk Dimensions: 26" tall x 44" wide x 24" deep
  • Chair Dimensions: 32" tall x 15.5" wide x 15.5" deep (15.5" from floor to seat)
  • Weight: 48 pounds

Mount-It! Kids Desk and Chair Set

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The Mount-It Kids Desk and Chair set is a bit more specialized than the others due to its similarities to a professional drafting desk. Fully adjustable, the desktop tilts up to 40 degrees to not only match your child's growth but to give you the most optimum angle to work with, whether that's doodling or homework.

The included chair is also adjustable to match the desk and comes with a growth chart. The back section of the desktop also remains stationary during the tilt function and includes a cupholder and an indention for desktop storage. A full size slide out tray is included to keep your kids' supplies organized and within reach when needed.

If your child is a bit of an artist, we certainly recommend this desk for its ergonomic design and great angles.

Key Features

  • Tilting desktop up to 40 degrees
  • Two heights for chair back
  • Other features include cupholder, slide out tray, bag hook, and ledge


  • Brand: Mount-It!
  • Desk Dimensions: 26.5" wide x 21.5" deep
  • Desk Height: Adjustable from 21.3" to 30"
  • Chair Height: Adjustable from 12.6" to 17.3"

When buying a desk for your kids, don't get bogged down with all of the options available; think through your reasons for purchasing one and find one that matches those needs. Also, don't forget to consider the size, flexibility, and durability of the desk to determine if it will be the right fit for your family.


Think through such things as desk dimensions, but also the height of the chair and whether there will be enough room for your kids' legs underneath. Some desks are built with the toddler in mind, and others are built with a school-age child and one size may be preferable for your family. Don't just look at pictures, look at the dimensions to make sure you don't buy a desk that your kids have outgrown before they even use it. Desk width and depth are also important as you think through the space you have available.


As I have already mentioned, kids don't stay the same size forever. If you are looking for a desk that will grow with them, find one that has an adjustable height feature so that you don't have to replace it once they hit a certain size. Additionally, consider other adjustments such as a tilting desktop if you are interested in a multi-purpose desk.


As with any product, it is possible to find a product that does not break the bank but is likely made from materials that will not be as durable or long-lasting requiring you to replace it after a certain amount of time. More expensive items are generally more durably built and can be reused for years or passed along to another owner without replacement. Choose which category best fits your budget and your goals before rushing into a decision.