Kids love nothing more than to feel like they are “big” and able to do things on their own. This not only helps them to be more independent it also builds their self confidence. One of the easiest ways to help them feel this way is with furniture and other items that are build for their tiny bodies. One item that is an absolute necessity is a kid’s plastic table and chairs. You may be asking why plastic and not wood or some other material and the answer is it is just my opinion but let me explain why. When it comes to kid’s furniture there are so many variables to consider two of which are safety and durability. Wood is durable but it is also hard and typically has sharp corners neither of which is ideal for little ones that are always stumbling and falling down. Now plastic on the other hand is a much better choice it is not only safe but it is durable too. So when choosing a set of plastic table and chairs for your kids you need to be a little picky and do your homework before buying. Some sets are thin and flimsy but there are sets that are anything but and that is were this article will help.  

Little Tikes Classic Kids Plastic Table and Chairs

When it comes to kids furniture there just isn’t a better manufacturer than Little Little Tikes Classic Table and ChairsTikes. They have a full line of plastic furniture that is brightly colored, safe and durable. Some advantages of their tables and chairs are they are super easy to set up, easy to clean and light weight for easy relocation. If you are under the age of 35 you probably even had one of these yourself or new someone who did. A few good examples you should consider include the following, the Large Table and Chairs which comes with two chairs that are 11 ½” high and a table that is 26” x 26” and 20” high. The table also has two large drawers for storing crayons, books and other small activity items. This set is recommended for all ages and has a weight limit on the chairs of 70 pounds which is a high enough poundage to give your kids years of use.

Little Tikes Classic Table and Chairs Set
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Then there’s the round table and chair sets which go by several names depending on what colors you are wanting, there is the Yellow and Blue Set, Primary Colors Set and the Bright and Bold Set. There is even a Thomas and Friends Set but the only difference between it and the others is the decal stickers. The chairs in these sets are all the same as the Large Set but the table is about 25” round and about 19” tall.

Plastic Kids Table

Now if you want to buy the table and chairs separate there is another great table called the EasyAdjust Table. Considering this is just a kids table it is huge measuring 43” long and 24 ½” wide. Besides just being big there are many other benefits of this table like the removable easy clean top, the four removable dishwasher safe storage bins for holding toys and games and the two level adjustable height. One level is for use on the floor and is 12” high and the other level is for use with chairs and measures 18” high. One other feature that makes this a great kids table is the lip that goes around the top edge which keeps things from falling off onto the floor. So if your little ones like to build with blocks or play with puzzle and other toys with lots of pieces this all in one activity table is a must.  

Little Tikes Easy Adjust Play Table (Discontinued by manufacturer)
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One last option you have is the picnic table style units. There is the four sided Endless Adventure Fold N Store Picnic Table that is simply awesome if you are in a situation were you have a lot of kids like a daycare. It can seat up to 8 kids and then when you are done with it you can remove a few easily removable screws fold it up and store it under a bed or even hang it on the wall. There is even a hole in the center for an umbrella that is sold separately.

Little Tikes Fold 'n Store Table with Market Umbrella
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Or if you’re looking for something a little smaller there’s the Endless Adventures Easy Store Jr. that looks like a standard two sided picnic table. It is easy to assemble and disassemble with no tools it is light weight and great for indoor or outdoor use. It also has the umbrella hole.

Little Tikes Easy Store Jr. Play Table with Umbrella
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As you can see there are several worthwhile options. If and when you decide to get one your kids they may not thank you but their hours of good times and playing will be thanks enough.