Saturday, November 29, 2014
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My kids love anything that has to do with creating. They could paint, draw, color, and craft for hours at a time. Aidan loves to draw and write, while Adisyn prefers to color. Now they can do both with the One Step Ahead 2-in-1 Easel Desk.
There are so amazing things to love about this desk. The first is the colorful unique design. Most desks are made of just plain wood, which lacks personality. This one has a bright orange color.
The dry erase part comes with 2 dry erase markers- black and blue and an eraser. I love that they now have their own small space to learn, draw, and grow their super-amazing imaginations.They can sit and do their homework, play school, or just hang out and write.
I love that it also has an attachment rod at the top that holds rolls of paper. The paper can be flipped either way- towards the easel or towards the desk. Of course this is a sanity saver for me. Anybody with more than one child knows what it’s like to have kids arguing because “mommy Adi isn’t taking turns” or “mommy Aidan won’t share”. Now there isn’t a sharing issue. One can use the chalkboard while one writes or colors on the paper.
The easel has a chalkboard on one side. Below the chalkboard are 6 colorful baskets to sort and organize their art and craft supplies. There are two rods that hold the baskets in place, with 3 baskets to a row. Since there are two rows with 3 baskets, each of my kids get their own row with 3 variety colored baskets.
The Easel/chalkboard part of the desk is accompanied with packs of chalk both colored and white as well as an eraser. I really loved that One Step Ahead really thought of everything! They made it so much easier on me, because they wanted to draw and write immediately after the desk was put together. What a bummer it would have been to tell them I didn’t have any chalk.
The bench-style seat that comes with the desk also doubles as a storage space. Adisyn and Aidan use it as their hiding hole, storing their toys. I think it would be a cute place to store books and larger craft supplies that won’t fit in the buckets.
This desk/easel isn’t only a sanity saver, but a space saver as well. Although we have a 3 bedroom house, the rooms are on the small side after the regular furniture. I love that this doesn’t take up much space. They have plenty space to move around and play.
Winter weather is here, which means more time spent indoor. My kids love spending time outside, but they can’t stay out there very long. This gives them a space of their own to while away the time on the days that it’s just too darn cold to play outside.
This is the perfect gift that combines playing with a love of learning. This is definitely not a gift that will easily be tossed aside and forgotten about in a week. Aidan, Adisyn, and my niece Dezi all absolutely love the desk. Whoever you get this for will certainly be thanking you for a long time.
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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.