I have what doctor’s call a very “active” child. He is often difficult to wrangle and goes a million miles a second. Rather than attempting to change that about him (although I am often tempted), I try my darnedest to channel that momentum into something productive. Enter his Step 2 Art Desk. I bought this on a whim thinking it could help organize all the random markers, paper, and glue we have for him to make his “art.” Turns out, it was the perfect tool to make my son feel like a fancy “big boy” with a real desk and gives him structure for when he wants to create.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve often found that buying kids’ stuff that you think will solve a problem or that your child will love ends up becoming a clutter collector or a forgotten space-taker.This desk was the opposite. He’ll often go into his toy room and sit down on his own and work quietly (!!!) for a while and emerge with his latest creation. It encourages him to be independent, use tools to make things, and gets him to work independently. Thank heavens!