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9 Reasons Why is Proper Posture So Important For Elementary Aged Children? 

Poor posture in kids can have several negative effects on their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Here are some of the risks associated with poor posture in children:

  1. Musculoskeletal Issues: Poor posture can lead to musculoskeletal problems such as back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain. Over time, these issues can become chronic and affect the child's overall comfort and quality of life.
  2. Spinal Deformities: Prolonged poor posture can contribute to the development of spinal deformities, including scoliosis (curvature of the spine). While poor posture is not the sole cause of scoliosis, it can exacerbate existing conditions or contribute to the development of a curved spine.
  3. Reduced Flexibility: Incorrect posture can lead to muscle imbalances and decreased flexibility. This can affect a child's ability to move comfortably and perform physical activities, potentially leading to reduced participation in sports and other active endeavors.
  4. Impact on Growth and Development: During childhood and adolescence, the body undergoes rapid growth and development. Poor posture can interfere with this process, potentially leading to improper alignment of bones and muscles as the body grows.
  5. Decreased Respiratory Function: Slouched or hunched posture can compress the chest and restrict the expansion of the lungs. This can lead to reduced lung capacity and hinder proper breathing, which in turn can affect overall energy levels and cognitive function.
  6. Digestive Issues: Poor posture can also compress the abdominal area and affect digestion. This may contribute to issues like acid reflux, constipation, and abdominal discomfort.
  7. Attention and Concentration: Discomfort caused by poor posture can make it difficult for children to concentrate and focus on tasks, whether it's studying or participating in classroom activities.
  8. Impaired Motor Skills: Poor posture can affect the development of motor skills, coordination, and balance. This could impact a child's ability to engage in physical activities, play, and even affect their handwriting.
  9. Long-Term Habits: Developing poor posture at a young age can set the stage for long-term posture habits that continue into adulthood. Addressing these habits early is important to prevent future complications.
To mitigate these risks, it's important for parents to promote healthy posture habits in children. Encouraging regular physical activity, creating ergonomic environments with proper chair and desk, and raising awareness about good posture.
SpinaliS kids chairs for kids from 6 years and up are designed to help maintain a child's spinal alignment, which can prevent or reduce the risk of developing scoliosis and other spinal problems later in life. 
In addition, the active seat helps children always maintain good posture, which is essential for their long-term spinal health. The other significant benefit of active sitting chairs for children is beating obesity at a young age.

Our active sitting chairs are perfect for your little ones! Easy to use, comfortable, safe and sturdy. The height of SpinaliS chairs can be adjusted, making it possible for smaller children to use them comfortably. Chairs for children under 5' shall be equipped with a foot ring to support their feet and safety.
 Kids and Children SpinaliS chairs for active sitting - Spinalis Chairs Canada
Children have a constant need to move. They love to swing and fidget around! It is as difficult for a child to sit on an immovable chair and constantly bend over books as it is for an adult with an exhausting work schedule. We provide a winning combination for children - movement and sitting at the same time!

SpinaliS Basic - active sitting chair for children

This kids chair with a foot-ring for foot support is suitable for children from 4 feet and up. The seat and backrest are height adjustable which means that this chair will grow with your child. As soon as kids grow up, the chair can be used for teenagers or older students. They can carry a maximum weight load of up to 300 lbs and will support your child up to approximately 5' 5" in height.  

 SpinaliS Basic Active Sitting Chair For Kids

Product Details

Designed for active elementary school students aged 6 to 13 or small adults
Body type: 4' to 5'5" tall and 50 lbs to 130 lbs.
Seat and backrest heights are adjustable so they can grow with your child.
Available in many kids-friendly colours 
Typical workplace type: student room


Doctors recommend SpinaliS chairs as the best student chairs for kids

Many specialized doctors and chiropractors tested these Kids Active Sitting Chairs. 

Ivica FLIS SMAK, MD, Paediatrician Spec. in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation warns:

"A poorly formed spine in childhood will cause problems in adulthood!"
It is extremely important to choose the right chair for children. It is just as important for small kids as for school-aged children and students who often spend more time sitting on a chair in front of the computer.

Ivica FLIS SMAK, MD, Paediatrician Recommends SpinaliS Active Chairs For Kids

The main physical development of a child is up to the age of fourteen, and incorrect sitting causes damage to the musculoskeletal system, which cannot be reversed when growth is completed. The problem is that children's back muscles remain passive and are weakening as a result of prolonged sitting. Not to mention that kids aren't actually sitting on the chair; instead, they're waging, squatting, kneeling, or swinging, so the chair's ergonomic design isn't really the most important feature. Nevertheless, active sitting on a posture-correcting chair with a movable seat on a spring is the cure for preventing muscular imbalance, back pain, and natural child "restlessness. This is because the seat on a spring follows all the body movements. It tilts forward and to the sides whenever the child moves, thereby engaging the back and core muscles. The SpinaliS chair is not only a cure for back pain, but I see it as important prevention of obesity and poor posture!

Ensure your children active sitting on a SpinaliS chair and prevent back problems. It is an investment that you will never regret! 

Tina Rutar Leban, B.A. in Psychology, Educational Research Institute

SpinaliS kids chairs give kids the chance to move in a novel, more engaging ways than they are accustomed to when they sit in regular chairs. Thus, it allows them to switch from playing to academic work while still having fun.

"I fully support SpinaliS and keep my fingers crossed that more and more kids will have an active chair soon." 

Irena Logonder, Logopedist

"Sitting and Moving at the Same Time is a Winning Combination for my Students. Relieving the need to move their body helps them to focus on my therapy session. I strongly recommend SpinaliS Kids Chairs."


SpinaliS active sitting chairs for children in children custom design and style

SpinaliS offers Chairs for children in multiple colours. They can also be customized to fit your child's favourite design or style.

SpinaliS active chair for children

Best Chair For a Happy and Healthy Child

Learning is a challenging cognitive process that takes a lot of energy. A known fact is that sufficient muscle activity during learning contributes to better focus and concentration, while too much or too little muscle tension and strain cause drowsiness or excessive fatigue. SpinaliS helps children maintain proper posture while sitting, allowing appropriate muscle activity. It prevents excessive muscle fatigue due to the burden of the muscles. While sitting on a SpinaliS, the child remains focused for a longer time, more attentive while learning, and getting used to doing their schoolwork in an easier, faster, and more playful way. 

Ergonomic Chair For School Kids - Spinalis Chairs Canada


Project "The spine-friendly school" was a five years long practical research about active sitting with school children in one elementary school in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Between 2006 and 2011, a team of health specialists observed two groups of students in two school classes. One class was equipped with the usual school chairs, while the second class used SpinaliS kids chairs designed for active sitting and working at school.  
Spine Friendly School Research Project
The children were monitored annually by physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons. They primarily observed their posture, back muscle strength, and overall condition of the spine. A psychotherapist also verified (from multiple video recordings) the pupils' ability to focus and concentrate during study and work.
Video clips and psychological tests designed specifically for this project were performed twice a year. In the first and second years of the research, there were only differences in concentration and the ability to sit still since children in the first two years of school move a lot. Children sitting on SpinaliS chairs had sufficient movement on the chairs, were less restless, and did not get up during class because they could swing and move while sitting. In the comparative class, there were more disturbances with rocking back and forth and more standing up. The results showed that SpinaliS chairs also affect blood circulation and, consequently, the power of concentration. Concentration was clearly better in the classroom with SpinaliS chairs since the first grade.
In the last comparison of the two classes, the differences were already pronounced: in the classroom with SpinaliS chairs, children's back and abdominal muscles were better developed, posture was better, and there were fewer overweight children in the class.
SpinaliS Chairs for kids and healthy spine
The research results show that school children can tremendously benefit from active sitting. This is evident from the enthusiasm of the children themselves and even more so from their parents, who were very excited about the "spine-friendly school" project.
After this research was completed, more European elementary schools joined the program and offered active sitting to their students. 


Doc. MUDr. Robert Rusnak, Ph.D., Neurosurgeon, Head of Neurosurgery Clinic Ruzomberok, Slovakia, Europe

Spine Friendly School Research Supervisor 

"Every day, when I was entering the operating room to try to deal with chronic spine issues of young people, one question would pop up on my mind: "what is the cause of those problems?" I believe that the key problem is the lack of prevention, so I have decided to become a part of a project whose mission is to prevent spinal disorders. I firmly believe that it's the right thing to do!"

It is extremely important to choose the right chair for children. It is just as important for small kids as for school-aged children and students who often spend more time sitting on a chair in front of the computer.

We hope this article has given you some ideas on how to keep your children's spine healthy and strong. If you have any questions, or would like to try our chairs, please feel free to contact us, we're happy to help!