Yeah, we are currently using three encyclopedias, and it puts him at just the right height for writing. But his feet and legs don't really fit under the table like that, and so he's a bit pushed out from the table. I don't know, I thought maybe someone would know of something that was more designed for older kids. Maybe I am barking up the wrong tree and need to just get a better sized table and chair for him. I will probably get another table, I just wanted a quick solution now since buying furniture is further down the road for us.