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Office Chairs for Kids - Kids Need Chairs Too!
This entry was posted on November 12, 2010.
Walk into just about any home or business in the United States and you are bound to find an office chair. With the ever present need for office chairs, just about everyone owns one. Most of us spend at least some portion of our day sitting down doing work, and it is important to remember that no matter how much time we spend working in a chair it should always be comfortable and supportive. With the notion of proper work ergonomics becoming more widespread, many are making the switch from traditional office chairs to highly adjustable ergonomic chairs. While ergonomics and proper posture certainly are important and should be enforced in both businesses and homes, there seems to be one demographic that is being left out of this ongoing movement. Children are often disregarded in office chair purchasing decisions, when it is just as important that they own office chairs as well.
If you think about it, children from the ages of 5 and older spend the majority of their days sitting, just as we working adults do. They spend at least 7 to 8 hours sitting at school learning, and then come home to sit even longer doing their homework. While most schools have updated their classroom furniture to be a little more modern and comfortable than the chairs we used to sit in(anyone remember those wooden desk chairs?) most school seating is still not the most as supportive as it could be. Having to come home and work on homework at a kitchen table with a wooden chair is not an ideal workspace set up, no matter what age you are. This being said, it is equally as important that kids have a comfortable and supportive chair to sit in while sitting at home.
Finding a chair for a child is very easy, by simply going online and searching for chairs for kids you are certain to find hundreds of different options with varying prices. Just as there are all different types of standard office chairs out there, there is a myriad of different kids chairs available that come with basic features or others that come with high adjustability. When determining which chair will be suitable for the child in your life, it is best to start off by considering how much time they spend sitting in a chair during an average day. If they only sit in an office chair for a few hours will doing homework, having a chair with a wide range of adjustments probably is not necessary and a chair with comfortable foam padding with seat height adjustment will suffice. If your child spends hours at a time sitting at a computer playing video games, surfing the internet, or doing homework it is important to make sure their chair is equipped with all the necessary adjustments to prevent aches and pains.
Another great benefit most chairs for children possess is their fun, modern, colorful design options. Many kids chairs come in a variety of different colors and fun prints to please any child's tastes. A creatively designed children's chair will look great in any home office space or room and with all the color options available, you are sure to find one to fit into your home's current color scheme. Whether you want the chair to be the focal piece or simply coordinate the room's décor, there are plenty of options available on the internet sure to please both you and your child.
No matter which children's chair you end up choosing, it is important to remember kids need the same support as adults maybe even more so they do not develop back and neck aches prematurely. A comfortable kid is a productive kid!
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