Design a Simple Kids Reading Corner
Spring is in bloom for many of us and summer will be here before we know it. Hopefully that means lots of fun activities, sports, vacations and lazy days. But without time in school, it’s also important to keep kids’ minds active and engaged to prevent summer learning loss.
Keep the kiddos excited about reading and books with a special reading corner just for them to cuddle up with a good book.
A reading corner doesn’t require a ton of space. Really it’s just a special place that can be quiet and cozy and help kids dive into their favorite stories, free of distractions.
In our reading corner, we had a little extra space so we included a kid-size teepee. What little one doesn’t love their own secret space to hide away from parents or caregivers?! This is certainly optional though.
We keep some of our library books between the book ends so they stay separate from the books we buy. We also have purchased some of our favorites to have a nice collection of our own books including titles like Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site, Where The Wild Things Are, Don’t Push The Button, and Little Blue Truck. Early readers will fall in love with the Bob Books collection which helps them to learn the basics of reading at a perfect pace to build confidence without too much frustration.
Of course your reading corner doesn’t have to be just for the kids. They may not let parents into their special space on any given day. But when the entrance ticket includes cuddling up together to read aloud and share their favorite stories with Mom or Dad, it’s almost guaranteed the door is always open.
No matter how big or small your house is, set aside a special nook or corner for your kids to fall in love with books. They’ll travel to far away lands and learn so much without ever leaving home (and maybe even without leaving your lap).