Teaching toddlers the beginning learning skills is quite the task and process, yet rewarding in the end. In order to help them enjoy the process it is important to have the right engaging tools. That’s why I was excited to have the opportunity to review “My Very Own Study & Play Desk” by American Plastic Toys.
My son is twenty-one months old and we’ve recently been working on some basic skills and concepts. So I started to look for a table or desk that would assist in this new stage of his development and that’s when I was given the opportunity to review the My Very Own Study & Play Desk.
I will admit, when I saw the reasonable price of the desk I was skeptical of its quality. Then when the box arrived and it was surprisingly light my skepticism deepened. However, despite my initial impressions I have been pleasantly surprised and pleased with this product, not to mention my son LOVES it. He was very excited when we put it in front of him that he had a place of his very own to sit and color and play.
The assembly was extremely easy. No seriously it was. The desk was in 8 pieces that just snapped together in 5 minutes from the time you opened the box. It is a nice compact size and the chair fits perfectly under the desk so it is out of the way when it is not being used. The desk top is large enough that my son has room for his crayons and books without anything falling off. There are some convenient storage spots on top of the desk for small items like crayons. On both sides of the top of the desk are compartments for items the child may be using such as glue or markers or scissors.
There are slots on either side of the desk in the legs that are intended for storage, however the bottom is open exposing the floor so if the desk was picked up and moved, whatever was being stored in the slots would fall out. The desk is very light yet durable, which is a plus! One thing I see as a downfall of the product is that the description says it is for 2 years and up, however my twenty-one month old’s, who is on the small side in height, knees are close to the top of the desk already. So I’m not sure how long after he turns two he will be able to use the desk.
At the end of the day, “My Very Own Study & Play Desk” by American Plastic Toys is a great value for a starter piece of learning equipment that gives your child a place of their own as they develop their beginning skills.
American Plastics Toys are available at Walmart, Target, and at many online retailers including Amazon.