Teaching kids how to be organized can best be done when you have routines set for their daily activities. Not only should these routines include usual day to day activities such as eating, sleeping and completing their school assignments, but also stimulating yet fun educational activities during playtime. Activities such as clay molding, coloring books and drawing are just some of the more common but guaranteed ways of keeping kids occupied. And how best to do these activities but with an activity desk in your kid’s very own activity room!
- Determine how much you are willing to spend for the activity desk. Activity desks do not come cheaply these days. Setting a budget and sticking with it would be your best bet to avoid unnecessary overspending.
- Check out various designs of activity desks. Children’s desks come in different shapes and sizes. Some are colorful and are complete with drawings of popular cartoon characters while others come in basic design construction. It would be best to get your kids’ opinion on the matter as they are the ones who will use it anyway.
- Opt to have the activity desk custom made. This is especially ideal for those who have a specific design of activity desk in mind. Custom made desks can be more expensive than when you buy a ready made one from a furniture store. But if you really decide to push through with it yet still want to save up, you can just choose materials that are cheaper. Ask the custom carpentry shop for a catalog of available materials for activity tables so you can choose based on your set budget.
- Check out the catalog of local furniture stores. The most convenient way of doing this would be to check out the Web sites of furniture stores in and around your area. Most will have a listing of available designs of activity desks and their respective prices. If they don’t have a Web site, then visit their stores. It may be a little inconvenient but having the chance to actually check out the available activity desks will help you decide faster.
Furniture stores almost always have a free delivery service for their clients. Make sure that you take advantage of this to avoid having to drive to and from the store and unloading the activity desk on your own. Some even have free installation offers for collapsible activity desks. Just don’t forget to tip the agent afterwards so as to get a favorable treatment if ever you decide to buy from them again.