Children are packing their backpacks and preparing to board school buses to return to their classrooms. One of the things that have the biggest impact on whether or not your child has a successful year in the classroom is the furniture that they sit on every day. Selecting the right classroom furniture is critical, as it needs to provide comfort, flexibility, and durability. Here are some of our best back to school tips on buying classroom furniture.
Classroom furniture undergoes a lot of acrobatics and movement during the school day, especially in younger grades. All classroom furniture should be stable, so every chair should not tip back or be easily able to tip over with movement. Desks and connecting areas in classroom chairs should not pinch. Any moving parts should be lightweight and easy to move so that fingers, hands, and feet cannot get stuck.
Ensure It is Durable
Like we said above, classroom furniture gets a great deal of use during the school day. It needs to stand up to years of usage, so it sh with that in mind. Use a solid laminate surface that is easy to clean or classroom furniture that has a solid metal frame. Wood surfaces on classroom furniture should be scratch-resistant.
How Many Ways Can You Use It?
Classroom furniture will be used throughout the school building for a year, so it needs to be flexible. Small tables and separate chairs are great for using in a variety of contexts, whether as small group stations, individual reading areas, or collaborative desks. Choose classroom furniture that can be easily moved and shifted to a variety of configurations to enjoy the most possible use for your investment.
Can It Accommodate Most Students?
Especially in older elementary school, middle school, and high school, students of every size and shape will be learning in the classroom. It’s important to choose furniture that can accommodate most students. Chairs with adjustable heights and adjustable desks are a very flexible option. Ergonomic seating will allow for students to focus more easily in the classroom and get more done.
Classroom Furniture for Your Office
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