Using Lap Desks for Kids in the Car
Road trips and traveling in general with children can be both a great pleasure and fun time, or it can be a nightmare. Sometimes both in the same trip! “Are we there yet?”, “I have to go to the bathroom.”, “I’m hungry.” “Are we there yet?”, “I have to go the bathroom.”, and on it goes, right?
Children have a hard time sitting still for very long and especially when their sitting is also restricted with seat belts and car seats. They get fidgety, frustrated and seem to need their attention constantly stimulated with something new; a game, a book, a movie, a coloring book, a view out the window, another game, a new movie, singing songs, another coloring book, etc, etc.
To introduce a new activity for them to occupy their time and attention can also introduce another frustration which is how to keep it steady for use without a table top. In comes the Lap table (or lap desk) and its usefulness for all of the above activities.
Kids can color easily, rest a book, game or puzzle pieces. As long as the driver stays on the road without hitting a lot of potholes, everything could work just fine until the activity is done and another one introduced before the next bathroom stop.
The age of your child, the types of activities prepared beforehand, and the type of travel you’ll be doing, will determine the type of kids lap table you will need. They come with handles, cushioned or bean bag bottoms, storage compartments and other features. So consider your options to be best prepared for your trip.
Here are Some of the Best Lap Desks for Kids:
Honey-Can-Do (a bean bag lap desk)
Welland Student Lapdesk (a bean bag lap desk)