Children love a learning environment designed just for them and adjusted for the perfect fit. Every child‘s wishes are different. So we have different writing desks which come in various shapes and colours.
First a suitable child’s swivel chair makes a learning station complete. All our models start out small and grow ergonomically and practically with your child: the height of the chair, the depth of the cushion and the height of the back rest. You can even have the upholstery changed. Only we can do that!
Although educators and parents used to frown upon fidgeting, it is today by no means still seen as an expression of poor concentration. Rather, healthy fidgeting while sitting is a natural, mostly unconscious form of behavior that encourages the child‘s physical, mental and psychological development. Chairs that have been specially developed by moll for children encourage this kind of seating behaviour while making sure the chair cannot tip back.
It is important to have enough basic light in the room so that your child‘s eyes don‘t tire quickly when he (or she) is doing his (or her) homework. Best of all with lights which are mobile and flexible. Good lighting helps you to stay focused and to avoid headaches.
Light sources should be positioned so that no shadows are cast over the
working area by any objects or by the user. Thanks to its clamp mount, the Flexlight and Mobilight can easily be set in the desired and correct position.
The moll writing desk – synonymous with adjustable children’s writing desks for many people for years. You can read here about how long we have been in business, where we come from and what we stand for.
Sitting for up to nine hours a day – that is often the rule for children. That’s why their writing furniture should grow with them and always fit like a glove.
WHY SHOULD IT GROW WITH THE CHILD?
For a healthy development of the back and to enable children to learn successfully, they shouldn't be made to adjust to their furniture; the furniture should be adjusted to the children. Since children grow, all writing furniture by moll can be matched to the actual body size and proportions of children and are thus good for their backs at all stages.
While with desks it is most important that the height is right, in chairs, it is the adjustment of the backrest and depth of the seat.
For the right desk and chair adjustment download height chart here.
WHY TILT THE DESK-TOP?
Whether reading, writing or painting, there is an optimum sitting posture, ergonomically speaking, for every activity, and this can be achieved by suitably tilting the top of the desk. The flexibly tiltable desk tops on moll writing desks ensure that no matter what the activity is, the children can sit relaxed in a position which is easy on the spine.
In co-operation with orthopaedists and eye specialists, moll has developed children’s desks the tops of which can be tilted by up to 20°.
The patented system permits continuous adjustment which is easy and safe for children to operate. There are brakes built in to ensure the top can be raised and lowered safely. The design is intended to prevent the fingers being trapped. To stop anything falling out when the top is being tilted, each compartment has an anti-slip ledge. So: simple, made for children and safe.
Recommended angles for optimum posture
0-5° for painting and similar activities
about 10° for writing work and
about 20° for reading
WHAT DO WE NEED TO WATCH WHEN A COMPUTER IS ADDED?
If the distance from the monitor to the sitting position is less than an arm's length, the eyes can easily become strained and concentration will fall off. If the monitor stands horizontally at eye level or even above that, the eyes will be permanently adjusted to long distance. Concentrating on the screen means 'mental conversion work', which can lead to headaches.
In this posture too, one is inclined to stare at the monitor without blinking. This can cause the eyes to dry out quickly.
If the arms have to stay free for keyboard and mouse without support, this can cause muscular strain even to the extent of tendinitis.
The solution is a PC extension for the desk. With the fold-down monitor tray, the screen can be adjusted for the correct angle and the correct range. This allows you to work without stress within the natural vertical nodding movement of the head. The depth of desk gained in this way makes it possible to rest the forearms and thus to work in a relaxed manner.
WHY BUY A SPECIAL DESK LAMP?
Adequate light ensures we feel good, while inadequate light weakens the power of concentration and can cause headaches. Since natural light is more pleasant than artificial light and homework can often be done better if the glance can occasionally stray further afield, the learning station is best sited close to the window.
For the desk itself, additional illumination of about 500 lux is recommended for optimum reading conditions, as daylight and general room lighting will seldom be adequate. Light sources should be so positioned that neither the user nor any objects cast a shadow on the working surface. With their clamping feet, it is easy to fix both Flexlight and Mobilight in the position you require. moll desk-lamps will provide illumination all over the surface of the workstation and thus ensure perfect lighting conditions, whatever the activities at the writing desk are.
You will find further information on other factors which can positively influence your child’s development, or the ABC of ergonomic seating in our brochure entitled “Healthy learning”. PDF Download