(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )
Unless your kid is balancing the family checkbook chances are they won't need their own desk until they hit school age. If you're only holding out because you're tight on space, consider this multifunctional desk which quickly converts into a dry erase easel on one side and a chalkboard with a ledge for holding chalk and erasers on the other.

The photograph is misleading - it's a single piece of furniture, not two - though we like that two kids can use it at once.

It's available here and here.