The benefits of active sitting chairs for children exceed beating obesity at young age. Just like for grown-ups, active sitting offers a myriad of health benefits for kids.
Since, a few years ago, the detrimental effects of prolonged sitting and poor posture have come to light, we can do our offspring no bigger favor than to familiarize them with ergonomic stools and chairs that transform stationary sitting into an activity.
If only because kids love being active and the movement brought by these seats is a fun alternative to the boring sitting still that is such an ordeal for many kids. Of course increased focus and doing better in school are a huge bonus too.
Teaching children from a young age to make smart choices is an essential part of their upbringing. So here’s a selection of the best ‘unsupported’ seats for kids you can buy today.
1. Grow Height Adjustable Stool
This sitting stool for children is adjustable in height, growing with them from the time they can first sit all the way up until they are five.
The colorful Regency Adjustable Stool is a wonderful addition to any children’s room, and is made for parents who need to save money by purchasing functional furniture that grows with their children.
2. Safco Ball Chair
What looks like a strange alien ship with landing legs extended is actually the Safco Ball Chair for kids. There’s no worrying about bursting your kid’s bubble (or in this case, their chair) with this product; it has an anti-burst inflatable ball in the seat that’s as comfy as it gets!
3. Learniture Active Learning Stool
For the kid who is always moving and cannot sit still comes a seat just for them.
Whether they want to bounce up and down or swivel their hips while they work, this Active Learning Stool provides the over-active and energy-filled child with something to tame their cravings of movement while allowing them to sit and do their work. Perfect for a child that does not enjoy sitting still.
Let your child spring into action at his or her work desk with the playful ErgoErgo posturepedic chair. Homework time is made fun again with this space-saving furniture piece. It also makes it easy for your child to focus while accomplishing daily homework tasks.
5. Balance Ball Chair
Therapeutic chairs for children are highly beneficial, not only to your child’s spine and neck, but their overall health as well.
With the Balance Ball Chair, kids can have secure seating for their room. When the ball isn’t in use as a chair, it can be used to exercise. Available here.
At first glance, the Swoppster looks and feels a bit like sitting on a pogo stick. A mini version of the popular adult Swopper, this cushioned stool sits on a thick spring which sways very slightly with the child’s body weight.
So when the child leans forward, the seat tilts slightly forward too. This gentle movement doesn’t only strengthen the upper body, it also supports normal brain development.
7. Baby Chair Pouf
The Baby Ball Chair is perfectly sculpted to support your child’s neck, back and abdomin with these delightfully colorful chairs. The eye-popping colors not only make them your child’s favorite piece of furniture, but they add a lovable dash of style to your décor.
Head to Made In Design to learn more.
8. Gaiam Stay-N-Play Balance Ball
As parents, it’s hard to get your kids to sit up straight. Gaiam’s Stay-N-Play Balance Ball will make proper posture while sitting on this ball fun and easy.
It also helps exercise legs and other muscles to keep your child healthy and active, even while sitting. Purchase.
9. Roller desk Chair
A warm seat is always appreciated, and this Rockin’ Roller Desk Chair is no exception. The soft fur and cushioned seating will keep your child comfortable for hours, and they’ll get some exercise in the process.
Staying on the ball requires balancing with muscles they’re not used to using. It’s a leg-strengthening exercise and plush seat all in one!
10. Kore Wobble Chair
If your child has a lot of pent up energy that’s dying to get out in a healthy way, the Kore Wobble Chair is the perfect solution. Children can exercise and spend some of that energy without leaving their seat.
This chair is ideal for normally sedentary activities such as video games and doing homework. Learn more about Kore Wobble Chair.
11. Vivora Niko Felt Seating Ball
Trust me when I say that working at a desk with a bad back is no fun. When it comes to spinal pain, most people don’t realize that it can affect children just as much. That’s why it’s important to promote spinal health early on in their lives.
The Vivora Niko Seating Ball is a great solution for both the classroom and your child’s bedroom. It encourages healthy posture, and the balancing act will keep your little wiggle-worm occupied so they can concentrate on their homework.
12. Hokki Stool
Who knew that sitting on an ergonomic chair could improve your brain power? The Hokki Stool is a chair that will move with your child and is also big enough for some adults.
The intellectual and physical stimulation the chair provides makes staying active a breeze. More info here.