This week for our Summer Reading Challenge we are creating reading nooks – spaces that invite kids to curl up with a good book.
While children do not need fancy reading nooks to read, they are more likely to read if they have someplace quiet to read with…
- Good light,
- Comfy seating, and
With a little ingenuity, you can create a nice reading nook with things you have on hand. Creating a reading nook could mean simply moving a reading lamp and a box of books next to a comfy chair. We recently put a nightstand and lamp next to my 5-year-old daughter’s bed and have caught her reading much more frequently than before.
If you would like to create a more elaborate reading nook, here are examples of 7 types of reading nooks that are sure to inspire…
The Keep-it-Simple Reading Nook
See more reading nooks after the break!
The Closet Turned Reading Nook
The DIY Tent Reading Nook
The Reclaimed Space Reading Nook
The Chair Makes the Reading Nook Reading Nook
The Built-In Reading Nook
The Whimsical Reading Nook
Summer Reading Challenge:
- Week 1. Talk with your children about the kinds of books they would like to read this summer. Go to the library!
- Week 2. Get your children their own library cards.
- Week 3. Create a reading nook.
- Week 4. Check out a book for each child that you think they will really like.
- Week 5. Assess how frequently your family makes it to the library. Decide whether to establish a library routine or not.
- Week 6. Check out a children’s magazine at the library this week. Consider subscribing to a children’s magazine.
Attn. Bloggers: Grab a Summer Reading Challenge button to post on your blog, and join in!