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Reading Corners for Kids
Create a Special Reading Spot for Your Child
A great way to encourage reading is to create a special corner just for that. Any child will want to spend time curled up with a good book in their own personal reading spot. Make it fun. Make it cushy. Make it cozy. Stock it with books and you'll have a reader in no time.
Teachers find reading corners popular in the classroom and even use them as a reward for good work or good behavior. Parents can create a reading nook that invites a child to unplug from the TV and the games. It can be their own quiet retreat to bond with a book. Here are ideas for all styles of reading corners or reading nooks for children.
Little girl reading Zazzle graphic by shopstew
Sure Kids Can Read Anywhere
but they will read more with a special reading corner or reading nook of their own
Teachers and librarians want to get the message out to parents that reading is vital to school success. Besides that, reading makes a marvelous lifelong hobby that brings many hours of pleasure.
You will want to do everything you can to turn your child into a reader. Making sure they have a comfortable place to read and plenty of books on hand.
Fun Ladybug Tent - Makes a great reading nook for a kid
They can have some favorite books in a tote or bin nearby or in an adjacent bookshelf.
If you want more lighting for them while they read, get a booklight that attaches to the book. It serves as an extra-incentive.
Another way to go is a Kindle Fire. The lighted screen is suitable for any lighting conditions. There are rugged covers you can get for the Kindle to make it hold up to use by youngsters.
Cute Ladybug Tent for a Reading Corner
Where's your child? Look first in this colorful indoor tent. I bet your little one is in there reading away.
Colorful Child's Bookshelf - for the reading corner
Have lots of great books on hand with tempting covers. Make it easy for the child to grab a book and settle down to read.
Don't forget that reading aloud to a child is crucial to their learning to love reading too.
The strong primary colors make an eye-catching space for a child to store their books. With the covers facing forward, it encourages the child to pick up a book to read.
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Tents Can Be Dark Inside
so get a clip-on reading light. Kid's will think that's cool and want to use it.
A Girl's Reading Tent - Add some cushy floor pillows or a beanbag chair
Imagination Postcard from Zazzle
Exotic Tent - Perfect for a Reading Nook
Picture yourself as a young child sitting in this tent reading Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. How fun!
Make the Reading Spot Comfortable
with cushioning like beanbag chairs or a few pillows.
Bean Bag Chairs for the Reading Corner - Available in different colors & finishes on Amazon
Just having a comfortable place to snuggle up with a good book can be enough to encourage a reader.
Click on the picture to see other bean bag seating in kid-friendly fabrics, plus a range of colors and styles.
Create a corner for these with bookshelves and put a catchy reading slogan on the wall. Voila, instant reading nook for a child.
Reading Themed Wall Quotes - for your child's reading corner
Besides reading books, they'll enjoy reading the Wall Quote. These are easy to put up and easy to change later on to something else.
Why not get several and switch them out. Surprise your young reader with a new wall slogan.
Put a Reading Slogan on the Wall
I love the wording of this one by David McCord, "Books fall open, you fall in."
Put that in the reading nook to inspire your young reader.
Videos with Ideas for Kids' Reading Corners
I found some great examples of reading spaces for kids (on YouTube). Get inspired to make your own kid's reading nook.
A Place to Read Is Important
but it is crucial to have books available too. If you're on a budget, look for books at yard sales or borrow some from the public library. Give books as birthday presents too.
Creating a Personal Library for a Child (YouTube Video)
A Hanging Chair - for a unique reading spot
This can be their special READING chair where the child can sway gently while enjoying a book. Hanging chairs like this are said to be good for autistic children too.
Lighted Reading Spot for a Child
There are all sorts of hammock chairs. This one feels really private with the closed sides. A great place to snuggle with a good book.
Tutorial for Making a Book Sling
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Get More Ideas from These Websites
- A Pretty Bonus Room Makeover
Make use of wasted space over a garage by turning it into the ultimate bonus room. This room goes to work with zippy color and patterns, easy DIY build-ins for a window seat that's perfect for reading.
- Storage | Glee: A Near Perfect Ikea Hack
Stack and arrange to form a reading platform for a child's room.
- Decorating a Reading Nook - Reading Corner Decor
Tips for stocking a reading corner for children.
- How to Make Fabric Bookslings
This blog shows you how to make hanging fabric slings to store books for your child. Great idea for a reading corner.
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