03 Sep Home Schooling Ergo Equipment for Kids
So, here we are at the start of the school year and millions of kids across America (and all over the world) are starting their first day of school in their living room. Or the dining room table. Or their couch, bed, floor, desk shared with siblings, parents, and just about every and any variation out there.
And even for those kids going back to school, many are adopting a hybrid where some days are in the classroom and other days are at home. So, making sure your child is set up for success at home is critical and, easier than you think!
In recent posts, we talked about Ergo Tips for Your Children Who Are Home Schooling as well as the very real Struggles of Working From Home While Supervising Kids Schooling From Home.
Since then so many of you have asked us for guidance on what ergo equipment is out there for kids and what features to be on the lookout for.
- Adjustability: One of the most important things to consider is investing in furniture that can adjust. Unlike us adults, our kids are growing and changing rapidly. So what might fit at the start of the year, may not fit by the end of the same school year! Chairs and desks that can grow with your child is a great idea!
- Make It A Good Fit: The same ergo guidelines that apply to you, apply to your child. We want the following in place:
- Feet on the floor or a foot rest (boxes and books can also do the trick)
- Seating with good back support, a seat pan that allows for a few fingers worth between the edge of the seat pan and back of the knee.
- Keyboards and mice that fit your child’s hands. Make sure to place them at elbow height and within close reach
- Screens at eye level. (This includes devices.)
- Create a Focused Environment: Just like you need a quiet space to do your work and focus, so does your child. No matter how creative you need to be, carve out a designated space for your child that is comfortable, as distraction-free as possible, and conducive to studying and focusing.
- Support Healthy Postures: The two best things you can do for your child is to provide a good fitting chair with healthy spinal support and feet on the floor or a footrest and to set up their screens to avoid looking down, up or to the side.
The Right Equipment Can Help!
Let us know how your kids are doing and what you have put in place for them!
Leave us a comment to let us know. 🙂